Regional office markets in Poland January 2021
JLL is pleased to present the latest report analysing regional office markets in Poland.
Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was characterised by volatility and change. Both the community in everyday life, as well as all sectors of the economy, including the office market, had to face a range of challenges. Since March of last year, the majority of employees have been forced to switch to working remotely.
As a result of the cautious attitude from both developers and tenants, a slowdown in the office market was observed. Compared to 2019, demand for office space was only 16% lower in Polish regional markets. However, between the beginning of April and the end of December, this number was as much as 35% lower y-o-y. In addition, the vacancy rate rose by 3.2 p.p. and the volume of office space under construction now stands at a five-year low.
Office space being offered for sublease is currently one of the most visible trends on Poland’s office market. Out of the approx. 150,000 m² available for sublease in major office markets outside Warsaw, 30% is located in Wrocław, followed by Kraków and the Tri-City (with 23% and 22% respectively). Such offers vary from less than 100 m² up to approx. 11,000 m². Therefore, both small and large companies can opt for this solution.