Monthly Archives: July 2013

Commercial Real Estate Trends in the Midwest: Q2

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By: Andrew Batson, Senior Research Analyst, Great Lakes Region, Jones Lang LaSalle

JLL Q2Despite various upturns and downturns during the second quarter of 2013, the U.S. economy continues its path to recovery. The office market continues to outperform previous quarters. In fact, both touring and leasing activity increased nationally during Q2. As a result, vacancy levels… Read More

CRE Experts Discuss Retail Investment Trends [VIDEO]

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In the words of Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director, Margaret Caldwell, “Retail is a wild card.”

The retail sector began 2013 with a slow start, but JLL forecasts an upturn in the coming months. In the following video, four trade experts discuss the state of the industry, as well as the opportunities for CRE advancement. According to JLL Managing Director Kris Cooper:

“Retail real estate is on fire right now. It has so much

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Looking Ahead: Worldwide CRE Risks, Opportunities Drive Trade Transformation

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By: AJ Magner, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Fast-moving market performance, innovative technologies and new workplace strategies are quickly forcing real estate investors, owners and teams to look ahead and adjust current strategies. It’s a great time to work or invest in the real estate sector; however, CRE executives and teams must advance workplace strategies and services to maintain (or obtain) a competitive edge. 

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2013

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic industry. Keep up with Spaces’ monthly recaps of the most valuable industry articles we’ve recently come across, focused on news in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Office Space Utilization Continues to Evolve in a Digital Marketplace

JLL_Feb-NBThe business landscape is continually changing to accommodate a dynamic digital marketplace—making significant… Read More

Detroit Skyscrapers Remain Historical Staple on City Skyline

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By: Dave MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle 

The impact of a local landmark goes beyond exterior benefits. This post is the third in a series that highlights landmarks, news or trends across Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as the corresponding impact on local real estate, with takeaways that can be applied in neighboring geographies.