The Suburban Maryland office market posted 69,317 sq. ft. of negative net absorption in Q2 2021, partially offsetting the 679,756 sq. ft. of occupancy growth from Q1. The education sector drove more demand growth (54,842 sq. ft.) during the quarter than any other sector, followed by life sciences (41,000 sq. ft.) and healthcare (30,273 sq. ft.). However, the business services sector posted more than 100,000 sq. ft. of occupancy loss this quarter, led by Boston Consulting Group’s 80,000 sq. ft. moveout in downtown Bethesda to relocate to Washington, D.C.