Category Archives: Florida

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

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

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

Central & North Florida Skyline 2017: Large Block Opportunity, Supply Shortage & Speculative Development

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In part two of our Skyline series, we move up the state to take a deeper look at the skylines that make up the downtowns in Central and North Florida (click here to read Part One: South Florida). JLL recently launched its 2017 Skyline, a comprehensive report that analyzes supply, demand, rent and investment data across the country’s urban cores, with three of the profiled Skylines in Central and North Florida.

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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

The Future of Work: Focusing on the Human Experience @ #JLLMiami

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The nature of how we work is changing. Technology, generational changes in the workplace and evolving business processes have impacted how we utilize our work space. At JLL, we strive to consistently identify the benefits these bring to our clients.Workplace Experience

Traditionally, a company’s workplace cost is associated with capital expenses and… Read More

Why It’s a Great Time to be a Retailer in South Florida

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Consumer confidence is at an all-time high both in Florida and across the United States. This, coupled with a low unemployment rate—the lowest since 2008, makes for an opportune time to be a retailer in South Florida. New to the JLL team, Zach Winkler brings his expertise of South Florida retail leasing to the JLL team and our blog.

Nationally, major markets are peaking quickly, with declines in rent appearing in the… Read More

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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Industrial Parks Reimagined

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Entertainment and warehouses don’t typically coexist, but Florida is about to see a revolution in the way it thinks of industrial parks. With the rise of e-commerce fueling a surge in industrial demand, savvy developers are learning it takes more than picnic tables to keep tenants happy, especially in cases where the workforce is on property around the clock. This is giving way to a new type of asset where industrial… Read More