San Jose Office Market Report
Tech Giants Remain Cautiously Optimistic;
Investors Precede Office Tenants Back into Market
Delay in reopening pauses office recovery. Both Google and Apple pushed back their windows for workers to come back to offices until early next year due to the delta variant. The return of these anchor tenants will likely precede smaller firms that rely on contracts with Big Tech. As a result, a wider reopening is unlikely to occur until the first few months of 2022. Nonetheless, both Google and Apple do plan to bring most of their employees back onto their campuses. Each company has a large real estate presence in the South Bay and both have reported in-person collaboration is paramount to the success of their operations. Therefore, the recovery in San Jose should outpace San Francisco, where the large tech firms have already committed to significant remote work options.