An office building may be classified based on its merits, both real and perceived.




prestigious with first-class amenities, state-of-the-art systems, high quality materials, rent involves a premium, readily accessible


not prestigious, second-class amenities, materials fair to good, rents average or above


rents below average, materials fair or worse, functional space


Some people refer to Class D as a level of building below Class C.


The class may also be qualified by the type of metropolitan area (major city, secondary, tertiary, etc).


The class of a building may be associated with:

(1) earthquake resistance

(2) air-handling or other factors associated with the sick building syndrome

(3) crime and violence

(4) accessibility


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