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Q&A: How downsizing office space can benefit a company

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While the country’s office market has maintained steady growth over the last few quarters, JLL South Florida’s new vice president of Project and Development Services (PDS), David B. Diaz, explains why a smaller workplace is becoming the new model for employers to follow and how it can actually benefit employee satisfaction.

What is determining employers to shift to smaller workplaces?

Diaz: The need to streamline operational expenses, develop more proficient space and promote… Read More

Office markets shrink across South Florida, but new Class A performs well

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Urban office markets across South Florida recorded significant negative absorption in the second quarter, although rental rates so far remain unaffected. In the long run, market observers find reasons for optimism in undiminished demand for Class A space, including a tendency of new high-end properties to lease up relatively quickly despite a general falling off in leasing activity.

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Q&A: Why the Time is Right for New Office Construction in Tampa

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Crown Tower rendering

Tampa Bay’s consistent economic growth- driven by strong population and employment gains over the past several years- has made it one of the most desirable office markets in the Southeast US. However, in recent years the city’s ability to attract new, large corporate tenants has… Read More

What You Need to Know About the Future of Grocery Shopping

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In 2017, grocery-anchored centers grew by 5.4 percent –– a vote of confidence among investors that grocery stores will not be disappearing anytime soon. Florida was one of the top five states in the U.S. for growth in the sector, posting a 6.0 percent increase over 2016 in new grocery space. In sharp contrast, grocery openings nationwide plunged 28.8 percent last year as many brands reevaluated corporate strategies.

The endurance of food markets… Read More

Q&A: Valuation Team Adds Depth to JLL’s Service Offerings

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Mark Williams, JLL’s Managing Director of Valuation & Advisory Services in Florida

Nearly a year ago, Jacksonville’s JLL office became the first in Florida to add valuation and advisory services through the acquisition of 15 appraisers from the Florida affiliate of Integra Realty Services (IRR). From that base the team serves JLL… 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

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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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.

Industrial Real Estate Surge Sweeps Florida

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To many leading experts, the future of Florida’s commercial real estate market lies within the industrial sector.  At a recent CRE panel, Scott Gregory, Vice President of Prologis, a global leader in industrial real estate development and logistics, explained that advancing technology is a driving factor behind a surge in industrial activity.

One way new technologies effects on the industrial market and logistics has been the rise of e-commerce, particularly as it… Read More