Office Buildings Face Obsolescence as Banks and Investors Brace for Losses

Scott Rechler, CEO of RXR Realty, warned of significant losses for banks and investors as many office buildings become obsolete. While top-tier Class A buildings will prosper, lower-tier buildings face potential obsolescence. The US office vacancy rate recently hit an all-time high of 13.1%. Goldman Sachs and other banks are buying distressed properties, anticipating a drop in prices. With $1.5 trillion of debt in the commercial real estate sector nearing maturity and banks reducing lending, experts predict a possible commercial real estate crash, with office prices potentially dropping by 35% in the coming decades.