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
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
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
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
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.
The… Read More
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.
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.
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
Tech is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. Its impact has spilled over into almost every sector, including commercial real estate. As JLL’s latest tech report, the 2016 Tech Outlook, points out: technology remains the leading industry for real estate expansion in the United States and has quickly become a key economic driver in many cities.
The report… Read More
Jacksonville may be Florida’s largest city by population, but the coastal enclave at the state’s northeastern tip often gets overlooked in favor of Miami-Dade, Orlando and other tourist destinations.
The reality is that Jacksonville is quickly emerging as a desirable business and residential destination due to a number of factors and trends.
In July, Forbes Magazine named Jacksonville the No. 2 city in the U.S. that Americans were moving to, based, in part,… Read More