Does Internet Quality Impact Office Leasing Decisions?

A majority of leasing decision makers say a lack of reliable internet connections is a factor affecting their office rentals, according to a study that cites a building’s connectivity as a top factor in evaluating future office space.

The study, The Value of Connectivity: What’s the Cost of Poor Digital Connectivity for Commercial Real Estate, found that the quality of a building’s internet connection was cited by 87 percent of those surveyed as a top factor in choosing office space, just behind location (90 percent). An overwhelming 91 percent of respondents also said lack of reliable connectivity was a consideration in rental decisions.

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