2018 Office Construction Starts

Year-over-year comparison of office building construction starts across the top 10 metros, updated twice a year.

$ in billions

Notes: Omaha NE includes a $1.0 billion Facebook data center expansion, start date: 5/18
Clarksville TN includes a $600 million Google data center, start date: 2/18
Columbus OH includes a $350 million Facebook data center, start date: 1/18
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics

Data by Robert Murray, chief economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

The top ten metropolitan areas for office construction starts mostly registered growth in the first half of 2018, with eight markets displaying increased activity compared to the same period in 2017. The Clarksville, Tenn.-Ky., metro was the leading market, recording the largest growth of a whopping 16,702 percent year-over-year, from $3.6 million to $607 million. The Columbus, Ohio, metro followed along, with a 221 percent increase year-over-year, from $153 million to $491 million.

On the other end of the spectrum, office construction starts inched down by 81 percent or by more than $1.5 billion in the San Francisco, Calif., metro, from $1.9 billion to $359 million. The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metro area also recorded significant declines, with construction starts dropping by 52 percent, from $1.2 billion in the first half of 2017 to $562 million in the same interval of 2018.

—Posted on Aug. 15, 2018


$ in billions

Source: Dodge Data & Analytics
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics

Data by Robert Murray, chief economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

—Posted on Mar. 22, 2018