Research and Reports

Local Market Conditions

BOMA Index Quarterly Industrial and Office Market Reports

The Houston BOMA Index is a quarterly report showing a summary of average occupancy metrics, asking rental rates, leasing activity, and development trends for Houston submarkets using data from our top property companies. This exclusive report is free for our members only. 

Industrial and office reports are now available!

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Salaries and Compensation

Houston BOMA Compensation Study Report

Every two years, the Houston BOMA Research Committee brings our members the Compensation Study Report, the most current salary data in the commercial real estate industry.

The data presented in the report compares salary and compensation benefits for property managers, building engineers, and administrative staff by building class and size, and includes additional information about employee designations and benefits. 

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Operating Expenses

BOMA International Income/Expense IQ Report

BOMA International has joined forces with IREM and NAA to produce an industry leading benchmarking tool! Income/Expense IQ provides you with nationwide, real-time property benchmarks—giving you actionable insights to identify opportunities and optimize financial performance. Download benchmarks in one, five, ten, or all metro areas to pinpoint opportunities to enable you to operate more efficiently and drive value for your owners and tenants. Compare the performance of your properties in real-time, collaborate with your team, and filter data through our online, interactive dashboard. 

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Houston BOMA Operating Expense (OpEx) Report

The Houston Building Owners and Managers Association (Houston BOMA) created the Operating Expense (OpEx) report to provide local building owners and managers with a benchmark for building costs. The study is conducted bi-annually in odd years.

The report includes the average cost per square foot for the nine different expense categories. These calculations were further broken down by class (A, B, and C) and segmented into major submarkets.

Breakdowns of data by building class, property type, and lease type, as well as overall average occupancy rates, are also provided for each section. In addition, the report also includes overall data for all properties in cost per square foot and as a percentage of overall budget.

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Industry Economic Impact

National - BOMA Office Market Study

According to the BOMA 2022 Office Market Study, the commercial properties found in the markets represented by BOMA International’s U.S. local associations are a significant driver of the nation’s economic engine. Understanding the impact of these properties on the economy’s continued vitality is important for business and government leaders as they consider the strategic positions of their respective communities in an increasingly competitive global economy.

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Local - Where Houston Goes to Work

Every two years, Houston BOMA and University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs conduct an Economic Impact Study, funded by the Houston BOMA Foundation. This information may be shared with stakeholders, local and state government, and our members to show the size of our industry and how commercial real estate contributes to the Houston and Texas economies.

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For questions or more information, contact Houston BOMA Research Committee Staff Liaison Shannon Roberts at or by calling (713) 266-5691.