Breadcrumb Home February 20, 2012 12:00 AM Commercial real estate returns renaissance Income generated by office properties earned investors 6% in 2011 and could increase if employment continues to rise. Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share Sources: Marcus & Millichap, Cushman & Wakefield, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Real Capital Analytics More than 184,000 full-time office jobs were created in the past six months, as the growth in office employment outpaced the overall job market. Toggle Fullscreen Share Strong job creation in the professional services sector helped fuel growth in San Francisco, Houston and Dallas in the year ended Dec. 31. Toggle Fullscreen Share Among the top markets by office building transaction volumes, Phoenix and Dallas have the highest capitalization rates, which compare property net income to the sales price. Toggle Fullscreen Share Dallas, Chicago and the New York metro rank highest when yearly asking rents per square foot are compared to average sales prices per square foot in the past 12 months.