You heard it here first folks, the New England Patriots will win the super bowl this year…at least if historic Commercial Office Vacancy Rates have anything to say about it.
According to Bizmology, Jones Lang LaSalle claims that NFL teams are two-thirds more likely to win the Super Bowl if they are based in cities with a high percentage of empty office space. So while a city’s real estate may be depressed, it’s sports fans won’t be.
Just remember when making your winning pick this Sunday that commercial office vacancy rates are lower and have decreased in greater New York in Q4 2011 compared to the increased rate in Greater Boston. Oh, and I would also factor in Tom Brady’s knack for winning and perfect spiral too!