JLL’s Retail Outlook for the first quarter found major U.S. metro areas falling from the peak of the real estate cycle, with rents softening and vacancies stagnant or mounting. In key Florida markets, however, retail is faring comparatively well. While Tampa is just beginning to experience a softening of the market, fundamentals in Miami and Orlando are still improving, helped by a surge in demand created by significant in-migrations of Puerto… 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.