Research

It's not always about the numbers, but it usually is.

We have them. And now, so do you.

The Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Research Department conducts research on office, retail, hospitality, housing, transportation and demographic issues related to downtown Fort Worth.  Scientific surveys of downtown employees, residents and public transportation riders are conducted periodically to establish trends and address concerns as they arise. Surveys are also conducted to assess the economic impact of events held in Downtown Fort Worth.

These results are communicated in a variety of formats, including web, print publications and PowerPoint presentations.  Customized information is also available upon request. For more information, please contact Arrie Mitchell.

2015 State of Downtown

The State of Downtown is a yearly publication that offers in-depth analysis of downtown performance in economic, social and education segments.The State of Downtown tracks downtown’s leading economic indicators. The market’s primary real estate, educational, lifestyle and transportation statistics are presented so that real estate professionals, policy makers, investors, lenders and stakeholders can gain a sense of perspective relative to past performance and market direction.

Click here to download State of Downtown 2015

 
State of Downtown Archives 
Click here to view the State of Downtown 2013
Click here to view the State of Downtown 2014

2014/2015 Downtown Residential Survey

Conducted in December 2014, this survey shines a light on the makeup of Downtown’s residential community, along with data about the employment, neighborhood perceptions and retail preferences of residents. Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. believes this research will prove interesting to potential residents and useful to home builders, retailers, lenders and policymakers as each makes decisions on investing in Downtown.

Download the Survey

Employment Report

The Employment Report is a supplemental report to the Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. State of Downtown publication.  This is a comprehensive report of Tarrant County employment centers, industry groupings and Downtown Fort Worth employment.

Download the Employment Report 

Residential Focus

The Residential Focus is a quarterly, in-depth analysis of the residential market in Downtown.  Latest and historic sales components are presented and their performance is measured.   Downtown residential sales data is compared to the City of Fort Worth as a whole, the Near Southside, Cultural District and downtown Dallas.

Download Residential Focus Report 4Q 2016

Commercial Market Report

The Commercial Market report is a quarterly, in-depth, analysis of the commercial market in downtown Fort Worth. Latest verified sales data for 24 industry segments are presented and their performance measured over the same period in previous year.  Per Capita sales for Retail Trade (NAIC) and Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS) for major cities in the Dallas - Fort Worth area are presented and ranked.

Download Commercial Market Report 4Q 2016

Downtown Dashboard

The Downtown Dashboard is a one page monthly summary of downtown economic performance.  This covers residential, office, retail, transportation and hospitality markets.   Performance for each segment is presented as change from same period in previous year.

Download the March 2016 Downtown Dashboard

2008 Downtown Fort Worth Employee Survey

The Downtown Fort Worth Employee Survey was conducted in July 2008. Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. in cooperation with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the University of Texas at Arlington, undertook a survey of downtown employees to establish a general demographic profile and determine their interest in public transportation, downtown housing, and desirability of retail stores.

Download the Survey

2012 Childcare Needs Assessment, Survey of Downtown Fort Worth Employees

Conducted in August 2012, this survey was designed to provide in-depth understanding of childcare needs in Downtown.

Download the Survey