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
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.
JLL Florida reached out to Kaycee Gardner to answer three key questions on what’s ahead for Jacksonville’s office market.
JLL: What are the factors driving office leasing activity in Jacksonville’s key submarkets?
Gardner: With economic conditions improving across the country and business confidence significantly increasing, the Jacksonville office market… Read More
A closer look at the Florida office market – Q3 2014. The positive momentum continued across Florida during the third quarter of 2014 as 202,500 jobs were added over the last 12 months, a year-over-year gain of 2.7 percent.The six primary metro areas had compelling growth adding over three fourths of these statewide jobs in the