The location of executive suites and business centers in the United States: an exploratory analysis
Byrne, P., Lizieri, C. M. and Worzala, E., (2001) The location of executive suites and business centers in the United States: an exploratory analysis. Working Papers in Land Management & Development. 13/01. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp25.
Increasingly, corporate occupiers seek more flexible ways of meeting their accommodation needs. One consequence of this process has been the growth of the executive suite, serviced office or business centre market. This paper, the final report of a research project funded by the Real Estate Research Institute, focuses upon the geographical distribution of business centers offering executive suites within the US. After a brief review of the development of the market, the paper examines the availability of data, provides basic descriptive statistics of the distribution of executive suites by state and by metropolitan statistical area and then attempts to model the distribution using demographic and socio-economic data at MSA level. The distribution reflects employment in key growth sectors and the position of the MSA in the urban hierarchy. An appendix presents a preliminary view of the global distribution of suites.