Tag Archives: Office Trends

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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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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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

The Future of Work: Focusing on the Human Experience @ #JLLMiami

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The nature of how we work is changing. Technology, generational changes in the workplace and evolving business processes have impacted how we utilize our work space. At JLL, we strive to consistently identify the benefits these bring to our clients.Workplace Experience

Traditionally, a company’s workplace cost is associated with capital expenses and… Read More

Industrial Parks Reimagined

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Entertainment and warehouses don’t typically coexist, but Florida is about to see a revolution in the way it thinks of industrial parks. With the rise of e-commerce fueling a surge in industrial demand, savvy developers are learning it takes more than picnic tables to keep tenants happy, especially in cases where the workforce is on property around the clock. This is giving way to a new type of asset where industrial… Read More

Scaling for Office Space Growth

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For companies, a strengthening economy has many pros and, surprisingly, a few potential cons.  Booming business means increased capital and the ability to bring on new team members.  At the same time, office leasing rates are climbing.  Offices rental rates in downtown Fort Lauderdale have reached $36 per square foot and rates in Miami’s Brickell area are climbing as high as $45 per square foot.

As employers are finding the need to scale for office… Read More

Three Key Questions: JLL’s Kaycee Gardner Reveals What’s Ahead for Jacksonville’s Office Market

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JLL Florida reached out to Kaycee Gardner to answer three key questions on what’s ahead for Jacksonville’s office market.

Kaycee Gardner, Vice President

Kaycee Gardner, Vice President

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

Three Key Questions: JLL’s Brent Miller Shares What’s Next for Tampa’s Office Market

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JLL Florida sat down with Senior Vice President Brent Miller to talk about what’s next for Tampa’s office market.

Brent Miller, Senior Vice President, Tampa Office

Brent Miller, Senior Vice President, Tampa Office

JLL: What are the main factors driving demand for office space in the Tampa Bay area?
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Strong demand… Read More