South Florida office markets realized moderate, sustained growth in 2017

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Fundamentals remained strong in South Florida’s key office markets as 2017 drew to a close, with vacancies continuing to trend downwards and average rental rates climbing. While the entire market can expect continued growth throughout 2018, it is the suburban office markets that are really picking up steam.

JLL’s Q4 2017 Office Insight report offers an overview of the key trends driving the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach office markets.

Las Olas City Centre Pays Tribute to Marjory Stoneman Dougles High School

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To honor the victims and survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School shooting, Bank of America Plaza at Las Olas City Centre in Fort Lauderdale is lighting up the skyline in MSD’s burgundy red school color. On February 21 at approximately 7:00 PM, the JLL-managed office building faded to… Read More

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The True ROI of Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

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JLL’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and fostering talent from within has been instrumental in the firm’s ability to become one of the top commercial real estate teams in the world.

My personal story is a great example of JLL’s enthusiasm for helping team members achieve their ambitions. I originally started career at Cresa South Florida in 2012 (a tenant advisory firm that was acquired by JLL in 2015) as a brokerage assistant… Read More

Miami Industrial Exchange: 2018 Highlights

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JLL Industrial Exchange – 2018 from JLL Florida on Vimeo.

On January 17, JLL hosted its annual Industrial Exchange focused on e-commerce and logistics in Miami, Florida. We were lucky enough to have JLL subject matter experts from across the country join and share their knowledge with local clients, investors and the brokerage community. Topics discussed ranged from global trade to NAFTA to the retail conundrum. Outlined below are the key trends… Read More

Unparalleled Demand Drives Occupancy, Rents and New Development in Florida’s Industrial Hubs

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Ongoing economic growth in a variety of industries is pushing record-breaking demand for well-located industrial facilities in key markets across Florida. With multiple tenants lined up for nearly every available space, developers are aggressively competing for affordable land to build new product –– and landlords are enjoying rapid rent hikes.

JLL Research analyzed data from third… Read More

Law Firm Perspective: 3 Questions with Matthew Cheezem

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South Florida has always been an appealing destination for law firms- a key industry for the region’s office market. JLL’s 2017 Law Firm Perspective found that rents are approaching record highs of $50 per square foot as firms flock to new mixed-use developments in South Florida’s urban cores.

We asked the expert, JLL Managing Director Matthew Cheezem, a few questions to learn more about law firm leasing trends. Click to watch, and… Read More

What Tech Tenants’ Look for in New Office Space

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Countless technology companies are expanding beyond Silicon Valley and branching out to new markets across the country, making tech tenants one of commercial real estate’s biggest customers. In 2015 and 2016, leasing volumes from growing tech companies topped 15 million square feet –– and 2017 figures are expected to surpass that. The… Read More

Rising Rents, Sustained Demand Support New Industrial Construction

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While the performance of small- to mid-size warehouses is still a good gauge of the overall health of any industrial market, e-commerce tenants with large space requirements are transforming the way urban markets develop statewide.

These prospective tenants are hungry for distribution centers in highly populated areas, and they bring in their wake a host of third-party logistics and distribution firms. Over the past year or so, Amazon alone has appreciably pushed… Read More

Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Office Market to Benefit from Mixed-Use Mania

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With vacancy rates at about 8% in Fort Lauderdale’s downtown Class A office market, it’s likely that we will continue to see a strong appetite for office space in the Central Business District within the next 12 to 18 months. Plans are already afoot to meet this new demand, with the Stiles Corporation working to secure pre-leasing to kick off a 408,000-square-foot Class A office building. Unlike previous cycles however, new… Read More

The Road to a Vibrant Downtown Jacksonville

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There is a fresh drive among residents, businesses and leaders of Jacksonville to create a thriving and vibrant downtown to rival similar cities of its size across the US. This push is spurred by momentum from Florida’s positive economic influences and local economic wins, as well as national real estate trends. While the last decade has brought much of the same for the Central Business District’s (CBD) office properties and vacancy… Read More