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Office Space per Person 2018
Office space per person was 3.85 tsubo

Xymax Real Estate Institute (hereinafter, "Xymax REI") has been surveying office building tenants on a continuous basis to understand how companies are using offices. This report examines the leased space per user at companies leasing typical office buildings (hereinafter "office space per person").

Survey Results

(1 tsubo = approx. 3.3 sqm)

  • Office space per person in the Tokyo 23 Wards was 3.85 tsubo in 2018.
  • The office space per person for new tenants was 3.82 tsubo, smaller than 3.87 tsubo for existing tenants.

1. Trend of Office Space per Person

We aggregated the data of tenants' leased office space size and the number of users as of April 2018 and calculated the office space per person. The median figure was 3.85 tsubo.

Figure 1 shows the trend of office space per person by year. The figure since 2011 has been constantly lower than 2011 levels and hit a record low of 3.80 tsubo in 2016. As in 2017, it saw only a slight increase in 2018 to 3.85 tsubo.

Figure 1: Office Space per Person in Tokyo 23 Wards (2008–2018)
Figure 1: Office Space per Person in Tokyo 23 Wards (2008–2018)
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