Category Archives: Retail

Q&A: Paul Rutledge on ICSC, malls, and future of retail

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With ICSC Orlando, Florida’s largest retail real estate conference, wrapping up last month, we sat down with JLL’s Senior Vice President Paul Rutledge who attended and taught at the ICSC’s annual confab, to find out what he thought about this year’s conference, Florida’s retail market, and the state of malls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florida retailers see rents climb as demand outpaces supply

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Shopping centers’ concepts continue to evolve as developers of massive mixed-use regional projects lean heavily on entertainment features and more sophisticated dining options to entice shoppers. Although several megamalls are on the drawing boards in Florida, development in the near term is lagging behind demand, keeping occupancies and rents high.

JLL’s 2018 Fall Florida Retail Report breaks down the big-picture trends that are changing the face of retail as well as the… Read More

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

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

Jacksonville’s Retail Rebound

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Of all of Florida’s major cities, Jacksonville has struggled the most to recover from the economic recession of the mid-2000s. But now a surge in new development, rise in population and consecutive quarters of growth have led to an occupancy rate of 92.1%, which has breathed new life into Jacksonville’s retail market. This shift in dynamics means that Jacksonville is enthusiastically bouncing back to pre-recession levels.

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… 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… Read More