Category Archives: Office

Law Firm Perspective: 3 Questions with Matthew Cheezem

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South Florida has always been an appealing destination for law firms- a key industry for the region’s office market. JLL’s 2017 Law Firm Perspective found that rents are approaching record highs of $50 per square foot as firms flock to new mixed-use developments in South Florida’s urban cores.

We asked the expert, JLL Managing Director Matthew Cheezem, a few questions to learn more about law firm leasing trends. Click to watch, and… Read More

What Tech Tenants’ Look for in New Office Space

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Countless technology companies are expanding beyond Silicon Valley and branching out to new markets across the country, making tech tenants one of commercial real estate’s biggest customers. In 2015 and 2016, leasing volumes from growing tech companies topped 15 million square feet –– and 2017 figures are expected to surpass that. The… Read More

Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Office Market to Benefit from Mixed-Use Mania

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With vacancy rates at about 8% in Fort Lauderdale’s downtown Class A office market, it’s likely that we will continue to see a strong appetite for office space in the Central Business District within the next 12 to 18 months. Plans are already afoot to meet this new demand, with the Stiles Corporation working to secure pre-leasing to kick off a 408,000-square-foot Class A office building. Unlike previous cycles however, new… 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.

The… 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

What Tenants Want: The Secret to Negotiating Concessions

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Searching for the right location for a business, warehouse or retail shop can be arduous and time consuming, but simply finding the right space is not where the process ends. Negotiating the right terms into a lease can make or break a successful landlord-tenant relationship and save countless headaches down the line.JLL Tenant ConcessionsRead More

Rising Demand For Office Space Makes Downtown Fort Lauderdale a Landlord’s Market

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Broward county, typically known for its beaches and shopping, is making a new name for itself as a business hub as more and more companies are entering the Downtown Fort Lauderdale market. According to JLL’s Q3 2016 Office Insight, Fort Lauderdale’s Class A assets are thriving in a tight market. Direct vacancy in Broward has declined 80 basis points quarter over quarter to 11.9%, making the third quarter the strongest for vacancy declines over theRead More

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