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.
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… 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
JLL’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and fostering talent from within has been instrumental in the firm’s ability to become one of the top commercial real estate teams in the world.
My personal story is a great example of JLL’s enthusiasm for helping team members achieve their ambitions. I originally started career at Cresa South Florida in 2012 (a tenant advisory firm that was acquired by JLL in 2015) as a brokerage assistant… Read More
JLL Industrial Exchange – 2018 from JLL Florida on Vimeo.
On January 17, JLL hosted its annual Industrial Exchange focused on e-commerce and logistics in Miami, Florida. We were lucky enough to have JLL subject matter experts from across the country join and share their knowledge with local clients, investors and the brokerage community. Topics discussed ranged from global trade to NAFTA to the retail conundrum. Outlined below are the key trends… Read More
Countless technology companies are expanding beyond Silicon Valley and branching out to new markets across the country, making tech tenants one of commercial real estate’s biggest customers. In 2015 and 2016, leasing volumes from growing tech companies topped 15 million square feet –– and 2017 figures are expected to surpass that. The… 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
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
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’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