What are the differences between Class A, B and C buildings?
By Steve Eisenshtadt, SIOR, CCIM, JD
Senior Vice President, Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
When looking for new office space, a tenant will quickly realize most buildings are classified into categories: Class A, B and C. The factors that determine a building’s class vary in each market, so a Class A office building in a major urban city will be much different than a Class A office building in a small rural town. Likewise, Class A building in metropolitan Detroit may not meet the same criteria as Class A building in Chicago or New York City. There are no definitive formulas used to classify a building, but a general definition for each class is provided here: