Category Archives: Leadership

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 hottest markets, and… Read More

JLL Academy: 4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Mentor

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“Own the change and create it.” John Gates, CEO, Markets, Americas kicked off the annual JLL Academy last month in San Diego. At Academy, current and future JLL leaders are given a chance to network and build relationships at every level of the organization, and develop new skills in an environment that fosters growth through mentorship.

Breaking Through: 5 Questions with JLL’s Cecile Blanco

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To continue celebrating the accomplishments of our female leaders, we sat down with Florida’s woman-in-charge of all things marketing, for the next spotlight in our “Breaking Through” series. On the heels of impressive industry, peer and media recognition, Cecile Blanco, VP, director of marketing for Florida, shares her best advice and the struggles she overcame to get where she is today. Every quarter, “Breaking Through” articles feature JLL’s leading women professionals providing mentorship advice to… Read More

The Diversity Effect: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of an Inclusive Workplace

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JLL gathers expert panel to discuss diversity & inclusion

Over the next few years, businesses large and small will find themselves in a talent war.  As eligible, skilled  candidates grow harder to recruit and retain, it will be critical for companies to become more diverse and inclusive.

With this in mind,  JLL’s Florida Women’s Business Network brought together a panel of experts to have an engaging dialogue on how organizations can position themselves for long-term success by building a diverse talent pool.

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Breaking Through: 5 Questions with JLL’s Barbara Liberatore Black

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In celebration of the accomplishments of our female leaders, we sat down with Barbara Liberatore Black who is part of JLL’s leadership in South Florida to kick off our “Breaking Through” series.   Quarterly “Breaking Through” articles will feature JLL’s leading women professionals providing mentorship advice to women in business.

Barbara_Black_JLLWhen Barbara got her start in… Read More

How to Successfully Move Your Business

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Moving your business may be one of the single greatest decisions a business owner ever makes. While considering a move, there are many factors and potential missteps that need to be taken into account.  How can a business owner plan for a successful move?  JLL’s Alan Kleber says it’s all about preparation.  He shares his top tips to avoid the common pitfalls of relocation:

Should I renew or relocate?

Renewing a lease versus relocating should not be seen as separate choices but rather as one long-term business decision.… 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

Strong Year Ahead for South Florida’s Commercial Real Estate Market

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JLL took the pulse of South Florida’s commercial real estate market at its inaugural Pulse360 event this month in Miami, where institutional property owners, lenders, developers and top CRE brokers gathered for a panel discussion to shed light on key trends to watch in the local real estate market. The panelists touched on just about everything – ranging from shifting investment from Latin America, the impact of loosening Cuba-US relations on future real estate… Read More

JLL Taps Brent Miller and Gary Godsey to Lead Tampa Office

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JLL appointed Brent Miller and Gary Godsey, two veterans of the commercial real estate industry in Tampa Bay, to take on the leadership of the Tampa brokerage office for the firm. Working as a team, Mr. Miller and Mr. Godsey will oversee the day-to-day operations, collaboration among the firm’s integrated service offerings, and focus on implementing the company’s growth strategy in the… Read More