Leasing Activity by Industry: How is 2020 Going to Compare to Recent Years?

By Younger Partners Research Director Steve Triolet

Large built-to-suits and corporate relocations can change what industries garner the most activity in any given year, but over the past few years a handful of trends have emerged for the DFW office market.  One is DFW’s lack of reliance on the energy sector as a key industry driver (particularly in Fort Worth); another is the increasing importance of the Technology industry for moving into new construction and finally the flash of Co-working growth and its subsequent pause after WeWork’s failed IPO last year.  The healthcare industry is also worth mentioning, especially given the level of activity and its implications to the construction pipeline underway (BTS for Baylor Scott & White).