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Q&A: How downsizing office space can benefit a company

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While the country’s office market has maintained steady growth over the last few quarters, JLL South Florida’s new vice president of Project and Development Services (PDS), David B. Diaz, explains why a smaller workplace is becoming the new model for employers to follow and how it can actually benefit employee satisfaction.

What is determining employers to shift to smaller workplaces?

Diaz: The need to streamline operational expenses, develop more proficient space and promote… Read More

Shifts in Jacksonville’s Office Market: Q&A

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This is an unprecedented time for Jacksonville’s office market as large amounts of new Class A office space come online and major capital markets transactions in Downtown are generating more office activity than the region has experienced in the past decade.

We sat down with JLL Executive Vice President Michael Loftin to find out what is driving all this new activity and why the market is showing no signs of slowing down.

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New development reflects optimism in Central Florida office markets

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While some urban office markets in Central Florida experienced a drop-in occupancy and leasing activity as the second quarter of 2018 drew to a close, stable fundamentals and unabated new construction suggest optimism among landlords and developers. JLL’s recently released Q2 2018 Office Insight report analyzed the latest market data to provide an overview of the major trends impacting Central and North Florida’s markets.

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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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Q&A: Why the Time is Right for New Office Construction in Tampa

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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

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

South Florida office markets realized moderate, sustained growth in 2017

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Fundamentals remained strong in South Florida’s key office markets as 2017 drew to a close, with vacancies continuing to trend downwards and average rental rates climbing. While the entire market can expect continued growth throughout 2018, it is the suburban office markets that are really picking up steam.

JLL’s Q4 2017 Office Insight report offers an overview of the key trends driving the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach office markets.

What Tech Tenants’ Look for in New Office Space

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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

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

The Road to a Vibrant Downtown Jacksonville

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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