Xymax Real Estate Institute surveys office building tenants on a regular basis to understand how companies are using the office. The office space per person of companies leasing typical office buildings (hereinafter "office space per person") is surveyed and analyzed annually. This report summarizes the survey results in 2017.
(1 tsubo = approx. 3.3 sqm)
We collected the data of tenant's office space size and the number of workers as of April 2017 and calculated the office space per person. The median of the data was 3.81 tsubo.
Figure 1 shows the office space per person by year. The size continued to decrease after 2011 and hit the record low of 3.80 tsubo in 2016. The size almost remained the same in 2017 with only a slight increase to 3.81 tsubo.