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.
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
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
Amid significant challenges the Panama Canal Expansion project moves forward
Given the magnitude of the Panama Canal expansion project, there were bound to be some obstacles, as was the case when the United States built the Canal a century ago. Instead of mudslides and malaria, the new challenges are centered around a financial dispute, with the consortium of European construction firms (GUPC), and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) butting heads over who should pay the… Read More