Dallas-Fort Worth tops the country in office job growth

Houston and Austin are among the booming markets, too.

More than 5 million square feet of office space is being built in North Texas.(Steve Brown)

Dallas-Fort Worth was the top U.S. market for growth in office jobs in 2019, and it’ll be another top generator in 2020, according to a forecast from commercial real estate firm CBRE.

Office jobs in the Dallas area grew 5.7% in 2019 — more than in tech markets San Francisco and Seattle, CBRE found. D-FW also outpaced Houston and Charlotte, N.C., two other fast-growing economies, in year-over-year office job gains.

Texas’ business-friendly environment and growing tech hubs are credited for the strong performance.

“Dallas is appealing to a diverse population, from recent college graduates to C-suite executives, because of the quality of life, strength of our workforce, cost of living and central location,” Chelby Sanders, CBRE senior vice president, said in a statement. “D-FW is really coming into its own as a hip city with a vibrant nightlife, a thriving arts district and a variety of entertainment options that really offer something for everyone.

“A comment we often hear from companies when visiting from out of state is, ‘Wow, I had no idea Dallas was this cool!’”

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10:40 AM on Jan 22, 2020

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