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Florida Employment Update: May 2017

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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.

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Breaking Through: 5 Questions with JLL’s Cecile Blanco

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To continue celebrating the accomplishments of our female leaders, we sat down with Florida’s woman-in-charge of all things marketing, for the next spotlight in our “Breaking Through” series. On the heels of impressive industry, peer and media recognition, Cecile Blanco, VP, director of marketing for Florida, shares her best advice and the struggles she overcame to get where she is today. Every quarter, “Breaking Through” articles feature JLL’s leading women professionals providing mentorship advice to… 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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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 relates to next… Read More

Weighing the Scales: How Law Firms Can Make Better Real Estate Decisions

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An uncertain economic forecast is driving law firms to take a hard look at one of their largest expenses: real estate.  Given that Florida continues to be a landlord market, law firms must overcome more challenges than ever to negotiate the best possible lease rates and terms.

JLL’s 2016 U.S. Law Firm Real Estate report surveyed all major national and local submarket trends to identity the key trends influencing law firm office leasing.  We dug into… Read More

5 Trends Changing Florida’s Retail Market

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Just days after the International Council of Shopping Centers held its annual Florida conference in Orlando, we caught up with JLL’s retail brokerage team to share some of the latest trends the Florida market is experiencing. JLL’s 2016 Florida Retail Report takes a deeper dive at the factors fueling these trends and what’s ahead for the retail real estate market in the region.

We highlight 5 trends below:

Value shopping is for everyone.

Low-income and high-income shoppers… Read More

Clicks to Bricks: Why Online Retailers are Opening Brick and Mortar Stores

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Remember when merchants everywhere were racing to have an online presence?  Fast-forward a few years to an e-commerce market that has become so saturated that is it exceedingly difficult for new products to stand out. The solution: a return to the traditional brick and mortar.

More than 20 US e-commerce companies are estimated to have launched a physical presence in the past year. The ability to provide a hands-on shopping experience, personally connect with customers, and offer buyers the instant gratification of walking out of the store with… Read More

How to Successfully Move Your Business

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Moving your business may be one of the single greatest decisions a business owner ever makes. While considering a move, there are many factors and potential missteps that need to be taken into account.  How can a business owner plan for a successful move?  JLL’s Alan Kleber says it’s all about preparation.  He shares his top tips to avoid the common pitfalls of relocation:

Should I renew or relocate?

Renewing a lease versus relocating should not be seen as separate choices but rather as one long-term business decision.… Read More