Tag Archives: South Florida

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

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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Florida Outperforms National Trends as Retail Inches toward a Slowdown

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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

What You Need to Know About the Future of Grocery Shopping

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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.

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South Florida Skyline 2017: Steady Demand, Thriving Trophy Assets and Peak Investment

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So much goes into the shaping of a city’s skyline: years of planning, financing, construction and adjusting to unpredictable economic trends. Iconic skylines are defined over time by the collection of top tier buildings or trophy assets, that make it memorable. By taking a deeper look into each city’s office market trends, we can predict if or how their skylines may evolve in the future.

JLL recently launched its 2017 Skyline, a… Read More

Why It’s a Great Time to be a Retailer in South Florida

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Consumer confidence is at an all-time high both in Florida and across the United States. This, coupled with a low unemployment rate—the lowest since 2008, makes for an opportune time to be a retailer in South Florida. New to the JLL team, Zach Winkler brings his expertise of South Florida retail leasing to the JLL team and our blog.

Nationally, major markets are peaking quickly, with declines in rent appearing in the… Read More

Florida Employment Update: May 2017

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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.

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Weighing the Scales: How Law Firms Can Make Better Real Estate Decisions

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An uncertain economic forecast is driving law firms to take a hard look at one of their largest expenses: real estate.  Given that Florida continues to be a landlord market, law firms must overcome more challenges than ever to negotiate the best possible lease rates and terms.

JLL’s 2016 U.S. Law Firm Real Estate report surveyed all major national and local submarket trends to identity the key trends influencing law firm office leasing. … Read More

Is the Next Silicon Valley Somewhere in Florida?

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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.

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The report… Read More