Category Archives: Economy

Florida Employment Update: May 2017

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Job growth in Florida slowed for the second straight month in April, with the state adding only 13,200 jobs from March to April. In addition, Florida’s payrolls have increased only 28,400 so far this year (non-seasonally adjusted) thanks in large part to a strong decline in jobs for the month of January – which is historically the case.

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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 industrial sector in… 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 and high-income shoppers… 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, we sat down… Read More

Millennials Influencing Orlando’s Economic and Real Estate Future

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JLL hosted its latest Pulse360 event in Orlando this month, gathering institutional property owners, lenders, developers and top commercial real estate brokers for a panel discussion on the latest trends impacting the region’s real estate market and forecasting what’s ahead for Orlando. The panelists touched on topics ranging from urban infill neighborhoods, the increasing influence of Millennials in the market,… Read More

5 Office Trends to Watch in Florida by Doug Irmscher, Market Director

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Doug Irmscher, JLL Florida Market Director

Doug Irmscher, JLL Florida Market Director

As Florida’s commercial real estate market enters the second half of the year, a lot of excitement and caution abounds in the marketplace. JLL took a look at what’s trending in the office space landscape from down in Palm Beach up to Jacksonville, covering the key markets the firm serves across… Read More

Exploring the new JLL Skyline: South Florida

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Across the country, office markets are tightening, driving higher rents, generating developer interest to build new office space and investor demand to acquire more office assets. In tighter markets, change is swift and impactful. This is just one of the reasons JLL is presenting the new skyline report as an interactive digital platform. For the first time, the popular JLL Skyline report on Class A and Trophy office towers can be quickly compared across 47 markets… Read More

In Business with Cuba

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Cuban-PesoNavigating the uncharted waters

Many unknowns lay in the wake of the U.S.-Cuba economic embargo changes. Attempting to navigate the workings of an economy which has been forbidden for the past 50 years raises important questions: How will the establishment of business relationships with Cuban entities and a communist political system be implemented? Are the potential economic gains worth the risk and stress of navigating unclear regulatory… Read More

Tampa Bay On The Rise

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The future looks bright for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is experiencing one of the healthiest economic environments in recent history with massive growth on an investment level, continued population gains and over 17,100 jobs added in the Tampa MSA during 2014 alone. From an investment standpoint, three office buildings in downtown Tampa have traded over the past six months for a total… Read More