Office Cost Trends: A Snapshot

A strengthening office market nudged both income and expenses upward from 2012 to 2013, according to the 2014 Experience Exchange Report, the annual survey conducted by the Building Owners and Managers Association International and Kingsley Associates.

Expense categories that posted the biggest gains include fixed expenses (8.4 percent), repairs and maintenance (5.9 percent) and security (5.8 percent). Reversing a four-year decline, utility expenses increased 2.4 percent. On the other side of the ledger, total income increased 7.4 percent year over year and rental revenue rose 7.2 percent.

For a preview of operations costs in 2015, don’t miss “Price-Tag Preview” in the November issue of CPE.


Office Costs at a Glance

Source: Building Owners and Managers Association International/Kingsley Associates, 2014 Experience Exchange Report.