Tag Archives: Florida

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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CRE Hurricane Prep: How to Plan, Communicate and Secure Properties

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As the state of Florida braces for another hurricane season, which kicked off earlier this month and runs until November 30th, it’s important to know what preparations and measures to take in advance to properly protect commercial real estate properties.

Forecasters are predicting another active hurricane season following an intense 2017 that included the impactful landfall of Hurricane Irma. This year, Florida is expected to experience about seven hurricanes – three hurricanes… 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

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

Central and North Florida office markets see gains in absorption, rents

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Primary office markets in Central and North Florida continue to show signs of economic growth. Strong investor interest is transforming downtown areas with new housing developments, and as office absorption and rental rates rise to peak levels, new office product is expected to follow. In secondary markets recovery is slower, but there are early indications of growth in tenant demand.

JLL’s Q4 to produce an overview of key trends driving the Orlando,… Read More

Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Office Market to Benefit from Mixed-Use Mania

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With vacancy rates at about 8% in Fort Lauderdale’s downtown Class A office market, it’s likely that we will continue to see a strong appetite for office space in the Central Business District within the next 12 to 18 months. Plans are already afoot to meet this new demand, with the Stiles Corporation working to secure pre-leasing to kick off a 408,000-square-foot Class A office building. Unlike previous cycles however, new… 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

South Florida Skyline 2017: Steady Demand, Thriving Trophy Assets and Peak Investment

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So much goes into the shaping of a city’s skyline: years of planning, financing, construction and adjusting to unpredictable economic trends. Iconic skylines are defined over time by the collection of top tier buildings or trophy assets, that make it memorable. By taking a deeper look into each city’s office market trends, we can predict if or how their skylines may evolve in the future.

JLL recently launched its 2017 Skyline, a… Read More