DORTMUND OFFICE MARKET ON RECORD COURSE
Following the record result for the first half of the year, the Dortmund office market continued its positive development in the third quarter. With a take-up of 96,000 m² in the first three quarters, the previous year's result was topped by around 123%, which is by far the strongest year-on-year increase of take-up in Germany. The 10-year average was also clearly exceeded by 55%. Thus, despite the still difficult economic environment, the Dortmund office market is on a par with the record year of 2016. The main reason for the ongoing success story in the third quarter was the lease of 11,300 m² by the IT service provider Adesso in one of Dortmund's peripheral locations. This deal alone accounted for more than half of the take-up in the third quarter. In total, this means that four major deals ranging from just under 4,000 to almost 16,000 m² have already been registered this year, which is an extraordinary achievement not only for Dortmund but for B-cities in general.