Where America Goes to Work
The commercial real estate industry is a significant
driver of the nation’s economic engine. According to the latest numbers,
the 10.5 billion square feet of commercial office space located within the
markets served by BOMA International’s U.S. local associations generated $89.1
billion in operational expenditures in 2015—$7 billion more than in 2013—to the
benefit of workers and businesses within their host jurisdictions, contributing
nearly $235 billion to the national gross domestic product (GDP). For each
dollar laid out in building operations expenditures, the U.S. economy gained
$2.64. These numbers reveal that this otherwise “hidden” industry—frequently is
overlooked by the millions of office workers who take for granted the
properties they occupy each work day—is a major force in U.S. commerce.
Commercial real estate also is one of the leading
employers in the United States. Office building operations both directly and
indirectly support 1.75 million jobs locally, statewide and nationally. In
addition, last year, buildings owned and managed by BOMA members provided work
space for an estimated 46.9 million office jobs—meaning roughly one-third of
all U.S. workers work in BOMA office space.
Did you know…
- For every $1 million spent on office building operations in 2015, 19.6 jobs were supported nationwide;
- For each dollar spent on office building operations, workers in the U.S. realized an increase of $0.76 in personal earnings, generating a total of $67.4 billion in new earnings for workers residing within these office market areas and respective state economies in 2015;
- The indirect and induced job impact of this spending and re-spending of payroll dollars in the state and national economies was estimated at 1.3 million jobs across all sectors.
Download the BOMA International Economic Impact Study, Where America Goes to Work: The Contribution of Office Building Operations to Economy, 2016
The national numbers are impressive, but when you are meeting with your member of Congress or recruiting new BOMA members, how the CRE industry affects your local market is essential information. Click your state below to find out how influential commercial real estate is in your area.
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2016 State Data