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5 Best Markets for Office Investment

As the job market heats up in earnest, it may be time to reassess the best places to invest money in office properties. New York, for example, is a no-brainer, but the competition for assets is intense and the pricing is not for the faint of heart. Dallas has also been a pretty safe bet in the past couple of years, but the city is seeing a lot of new construction and the Texas markets may suffer from the dip in oil prices. So where should investors venture in 2015? We put together a list of five pretty good bets for the year ahead, based on reports from brokerage firms Colliers International and Avison Young and research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Out choices took into consideration factors including vacancy and absorption rates, office-using employment growth, the volume of new construction completed and in the works in 2014/2015, average cap rates on office acquisitions and current levels of investor interest. So take a look at our picks and let us know if you agree.

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