Q3 2018 U.S. Office Figures

The overall U.S. vacancy rate decreased by 10 basis points (bps) in Q3 to 12.8%, the lowest rate since Q4 2007. The downtown vacancy rate was unchanged at 10.5%, as net absorption was on par with new supply. Strong net absorption drove down the suburban vacancy rate by 10 bps to 14.1%, matching the lowest level of the current cycle.

2018 Middle-Market M&A Transaction Trends

Middle Market M&A activity was strong in 2017 driven in part, by an optimistic financial outlook following the 2016 election. This optimism positively fueled Strategic and Private Equity buyers into recognizing value and growth opportunity in middle market companies and was the catalyst for them to invest.

Chip Hallock, President and CEO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership to host REAP NJ Spring Event on Tuesday May 15, 2018.

Chip Hallock is president and CEO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP), the pre-eminent membership-based organization connecting businesses in the Greater Newark region. By connecting, informing and advocating on behalf of its members, NRBP strengthens the region’s infrastructure and revitalizes New Jersey’s largest City.