Tag Archives: Florida Economy

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

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

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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

Gateway to the Southeast

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Port of Jacksonville

The Southeast region of the U.S. has been one of the biggest benefactors of this expansionary economic period. The region boasts some of the fastest growing metro areas in the country – both in terms of population and job growth. Due to its low cost of living and favorable business climate, many companies and… 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

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

Can Florida’s Economy Take a Punch Better Than It Could in 2007?

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Amid major geopolitical and economic developments that occurred in 2016, there is an air of uncertainty regarding the future of Florida’s economy. While some anticipate continued economic expansion—at least within the US—others fear a recession may be on the horizon.

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Florida’s Recovering Banking and Financial Services Industry

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As the banking and finance sector continues recovering from the Great Recession, there’s been a shift in recent leasing activity with banks and financial services seeking reductions in their office and retail footprints, according to a new JLL report. JLL’s 2015 North American Banking & Financial Outlook Report shows nearly half of the office transactions in 2014 in the United State and Canada were relocations compared to 24.8 percent renewal rate.

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Tampa Bay On The Rise

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The future looks bright for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is experiencing one of the healthiest economic environments in recent history with massive growth on an investment level, continued population gains and over 17,100 jobs added in the Tampa MSA during 2014 alone. From an investment standpoint, three office buildings in downtown Tampa have traded over the past six months… 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… Read More