Category Archives: Economic Outlook

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

Tampa Office Market: 4 Questions with Brent Miller

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Tampa’s commercial real estate market – and the Tampa office market in particular – is already an appealing destination for large, corporate tenants. The latest JLL research proves that while large blocks of space are limited, tenant demand is strong, so there is still room for growth.

We asked the expert, JLL Tampa’s Executive Vice President and Broker Lead, Brent Miller, a few questions to learn more about the future for the office… Read More

South Florida Skyline 2017: Steady Demand, Thriving Trophy Assets and Peak Investment

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So much goes into the shaping of a city’s skyline: years of planning, financing, construction and adjusting to unpredictable economic trends. Iconic skylines are defined over time by the collection of top tier buildings or trophy assets, that make it memorable. By taking a deeper look into each city’s office market trends, we can predict if or how their skylines may evolve in the future.

JLL recently launched its 2017 Skyline, a… Read More

Can Florida’s Economy Take a Punch Better Than It Could in 2007?

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Amid major geopolitical and economic developments that occurred in 2016, there is an air of uncertainty regarding the future of Florida’s economy. While some anticipate continued economic expansion—at least within the US—others fear a recession may be on the horizon.

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On the Horizon: 2017 Florida Commercial Real Estate Outlook

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We sat down with JLL Florida Research Manager Marc Miller to hear his thoughts on the trends that he believes will shape the commercial real estate industry in 2017.  Here is what he said to keep an eye out for in the year ahead.

What are one to two trends that you predict will be the biggest to shape the CRE industry in 2017?

The growing trend toward next day/same day delivery will have a profound effect on Florida’s… Read More

5 Trends Changing Florida’s Retail Market

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Just days after the International Council of Shopping Centers held its annual Florida conference in Orlando, we caught up with JLL’s retail brokerage team to share some of the latest trends the Florida market is experiencing. JLL’s 2016 Florida Retail Report takes a deeper dive at the factors fueling these trends and what’s ahead for the retail real estate market in the region.

We highlight 5 trends below:

Value shopping is for everyone.

Low-income… 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… Read More

Sizing up the Skyline: How market conditions are impacting Florida’s trophy towers

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When you think of an iconic skyline, New York, Seattle and London most likely come to mind. From the Empire State building to Big Ben, those memorable horizons are defined by a collection of staple office buildings, commonly referred to as trophy assets. By taking a deeper look into each city’s office market trends, we can predict if or how their skylines may change in the future.

JLL’s Office Skyline report focuses… Read More

Three Key Questions: JLL’s Kaycee Gardner Reveals What’s Ahead for Jacksonville’s Office Market

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JLL Florida reached out to Kaycee Gardner to answer three key questions on what’s ahead for Jacksonville’s office market.

Kaycee Gardner, Vice President

Kaycee Gardner, Vice President

JLL: What are the factors driving office leasing activity in Jacksonville’s key submarkets?
Gardner: With economic conditions improving across the country and business confidence significantly increasing, the Jacksonville office market… Read More

Three Key Questions: JLL’s Don Cartwright Sheds Light on the Present and Future of Miami’s Office Market

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JLL Managing Director Don Cartwright

Miami’s maturity as an international city makes it a very attractive place where companies, particularly with Latin American connections, want to have an office or regional presence. But its emergence as an international gateway also makes it vulnerable to global economic turmoil.

With so much economic instability abroad, particularly in countries such as Brazil,… Read More