Category Archives: Economic Outlook

Florida Outperforms National Trends as Retail Inches toward a Slowdown

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JLL’s Retail Outlook for the first quarter found major U.S. metro areas falling from the peak of the real estate cycle, with rents softening and vacancies stagnant or mounting. In key Florida markets, however, retail is faring comparatively well. While Tampa is just beginning to experience a softening of the market, fundamentals in Miami and Orlando are still improving, helped by a surge in demand created by significant in-migrations of Puerto… Read More

Q&A: Why the Time is Right for New Office Construction in Tampa

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Tampa Bay’s consistent economic growth- driven by strong population and employment gains over the past several years- has made it one of the most desirable office markets in the Southeast US. However, in recent years the city’s ability to attract new, large corporate tenants has… Read More

Gateway to the Southeast

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Port of Jacksonville

The Southeast region of the U.S. has been one of the biggest benefactors of this expansionary economic period. The region boasts some of the fastest growing metro areas in the country – both in terms of population and job growth. Due to its low cost of living and favorable business climate, many companies and… 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

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