Monthly Archives: August 2016

Scaling for Office Space Growth

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For companies, a strengthening economy has many pros and, surprisingly, a few potential cons.  Booming business means increased capital and the ability to bring on new team members.  At the same time, office leasing rates are climbing.  Offices rental rates in downtown Fort Lauderdale have reached $36 per square foot and rates in Miami’s Brickell area are climbing as high as $45 per square foot.

As employers are finding the need to scale for office space growth, it can… Read More

Orlando Market: Suburban to Urban and Back Again

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Large blocks of quality space are becoming increasingly scarcer in the Orlando market. As employers expand and new-to-market tenants demand bigger office spaces, availability is dwindling and driving interest in the suburbs – again.

In 2015, Orlando led the country in job growth and creation. This boom is trickling down into the submarkets including Lake Mary, the Southwest Corridor, and Maitland Center. Considering the area’s growing population, educated workforce and low cost of business operation… Read More

Driving the Market with Innovative Warehouse Redesigns

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Warehouses once were dank, dark facilities, often located in industrial areas where few people would want to spend much time. But warehouses, particularly in Florida, are embracing new building and design specifications that are changing the long-established perception that these structures simply exist as a place where cargo stays put.

Companies can no longer afford to simply house goods and materials long-term. If cargo sits too long in one place, the logistics provider loses money.

To… Read More

Clicks to Bricks: Why Online Retailers are Opening Brick and Mortar Stores

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Remember when merchants everywhere were racing to have an online presence?  Fast-forward a few years to an e-commerce market that has become so saturated that is it exceedingly difficult for new products to stand out. The solution: a return to the traditional brick and mortar.

More than 20 US e-commerce companies are estimated to have launched a physical presence in the past year. The ability to provide a hands-on shopping experience, personally connect with customers, and offer buyers the instant gratification of walking out of the store with… Read More