Commercial Real Estate News Brief: July 2017

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Every month, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights mixed-use retail strategies, the transformation of healthcare real estate, and the rise of retail drones.

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Modern Shopping Centers Require a Mix of Space, Place and Management

With some 109,500 shopping centers located in the U.S., more retail property managers are beginning to realize the value of using strategic designs to improve the shopping experience. Competing with e-commerce companies and physical retail spaces, managers must now seek new ways to create an environment where customers want to spend money without making the experience seem artificial.

In efforts to stimulate future developments, the Van Aken District in Cleveland began transforming its former transit hub into a vibrant, transit-oriented mixed-use space. The project is expected to bring over 100,000 square feet of retail space, 60,000 square feet of office space, a parking garage and a residential apartment complex to the city by 2018.… Read More

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Isn’t Just a Buzzword Anymore

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It’s here, in Pittsburgh, in full swing.

By: Alice Sande, Marketing Manager, JLL and Toby Bilski, Senior Research Analyst, JLL

What makes Pittsburgh the ideal environment for today’s robotics and AI leaders? For one, the city ranks in the top five markets for highest millennial concentration. Today’s young talent pool is highly sought after by tech… Read More

New Lease Accounting Standards Are Taking Effect. Are You Ready?

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By: Jeff Karger, Senior Vice President, JLL and Bob Horn, Senior Vice President, JLL 

Between now and 2019, new accounting standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) require companies to cite their corporate leases of 12 months or more on their balance sheets.

In the past, companies were able to list their building and equipment leases as operating expenses. Now, in an effort to be more transparent, these companies will be required to include their leases as line items.Read More

Who’s Winning the E-commerce Race? Midwest Real Estate Markets

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By: Matt Powers, Executive Vice President, JLL

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the NAIOP blog

Demand for industrial space across the U.S. is booming. In fact, the vacancy rate in industrial buildings dropped to 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017 — the lowest rate in 17 years. The active market is evidence that a shift in consumer shopping patterns has taken hold, changing the nature of warehouse demand. Responding to healthy consumer spending and growing e-commerce sales, the combined logistics and third-party logistics (3PL) sectors signed 21.8 million square feet of leases in the first quarter of 2017. This represents 24 percent of total leasing activity in the warehouse and distribution market.… Read More

Pittsburgh Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting the Pittsburgh market to keep you in-the-know.

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Pittsburgh Earns High Marks for Millennials

According to a new study by Growella, young professionals looking for an ideal live-work-play downtown environment should look no further than Pittsburgh. The city ranked as the second best city for millennials to live, and No. 1 in the Northeast.

Pittsburgh earned an A grade for factors such as entry-level job availability, commute time, quality public transportation systems, recreational options, income earning potential and the number of other millennials that currently reside there. The estimated population of 20-34-year-olds is more than 346,000 people.… Read More

Louisville Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting the Louisville market to keep you in-the-know.

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Louisville Improves Green Sustainability Rankings in New Research

Louisville ranks 37th out of the country’s 50 largest metro areas on clean technology policies, according to a new research piece by Clean Edge. The ranking is an improvement from last year when the city ranked 45th out of 50.

The city of Louisville has been hard at work implementing new policies and green initiatives to help reduce the effects of climate change. The city’s mayor, Greg Fischer, signed the Compact of Mayors in 2016, which commits to reducing greenhouse gases.… Read More

Michigan Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting Michigan markets to keep you in-the-know.

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District Detroit Welcomes Residential Development Boom

District Detroit, the city’s major upcoming entertainment development, has announced plans for the city’s largest residential development in more than 20 years. The upcoming project will include the renovation of historic buildings as well as new construction.

Among buildings being redeveloped for multifamily housing, are:… Read More

Ohio Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting Ohio markets to keep you in-the-know.

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Cleveland and Columbus Grow with New Multifamily Developments

Both Cleveland and Columbus are gaining national attention for their accelerated growth. Both cities are experiencing upticks in their downtown and metro populations. Columbus was recently ranked the 14th largest city in the U.S. while Cleveland saw a 76% increase in residents between the ages of 25-34 since 2000.

The population increases have contributed to the increased multifamily development in each city’s metro area. A new apartment development along the Scioto River was recently announced in Columbus. Similarly, the city of Cleveland has a number of multifamily projects in the works, including a 34-story tower in Playhouse Square and a $50 million development for Ohio City’s One Twenty West apartments.… Read More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2017

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Every month, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights the impact of transit hubs, catering to the liquid workforce and the rise of fringe neighborhoods.

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Transit Hubs Become the Center of Commercial Real Estate Development

As more young professionals opt to walk or take public transportation to work, major cities, such as Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit and Pittsburgh, are directing efforts to revamp their public transit systems.

Approximately 87% of public transit trips have a direct impact on the economy as they deliver a larger talent pool and customer base to the city center. As the millennial workforce gravitates toward the urban core to work and live, cities are redesigning their public transit systems for enhanced comfort and convenience.

Improvements to public transit infrastructure have stimulated economic growth and commercial real estate development in the CBD as businesses buckle down to secure office space along the route. An increasing number of businesses are relocating to reap the benefits of social networks formed around the renovated hubs.

Young Professionals Demand Flexibility and Off-Site Work Spaces

As the workplace becomes increasingly digitized, employees are demanding more flexibility in their schedules. Changes in the work dynamic have reshaped the real estate landscape, as offices must now compete with off-site spaces, which offer more freedom for employees to work when they want.… Read More

Employee POV: What Makes JLL Center One of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices

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Courtesy of JLL

What makes an office cool? Flexible workspaces, breaking down silos and innovative tech solutions are a good place to start. All this paired with sweet skyline views and a prime go-to happy hour spot nearby doesn’t hurt either.

JLL Center at Tower Two-Sixty is a current example of all that a “cool” office space should include. Just last spring, Tower Two-Sixty became the new home of our Pittsburgh headquarters—JLL Center. One year later, it’s being recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the coolest offices in the area. Located in the heart of the city, JLL Center fosters a modern, open and inviting environment featuring shuffleboard, cutting-edge technology and a patio overlooking Market Square.

JLLers across all departments are benefiting from the innovative workspace. But, don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some had to say about the new office space:

Q: JLL relied on its own employees to shape workplace design and strategy. How do you see that employee-driven design implemented throughout the office space?Read More