Monthly Archives: October 2013

Commercial Real Estate Trends in the Midwest: Q3

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


From a national perspective, “for the first time in almost seven years, the majority of markets Jones Lang LaSalle tracks sit in landlord-favorable territory,” as reported by JLL’s Q3 U.S. Office Outlook. Demand continues to grow, and new construction projects across the country are… Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Next Office Renegotiation or Relocation: Part III

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By: Scott Pick, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Office RelocationAs a lease expiration date approaches, many mark their calendars in dread of the administrative tasks ahead. And although moving is complicated, it’s also a unique opportunity to reinvent your culture, address your space utilization and ensure your strategy is alignedRead More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: September 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. 

Empire State Building Shares For Sale

Controller of the Empire State Building, the Malkin family, officially began marketing the building in September – making the effort one of the “largest real-estate initial public offerings,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

As a prominent… Read More

Digital Technology Transforms Retail Commercial Real Estate [VIDEO]

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By: Rob Roe, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Great Lakes Region

Retail businesses are rapidly evolving to remain relevant and competitive in a fast-changing field. According to JLL research, “…digital technology has reshaped—and will continue to reshape—the retail landscape.”

It’s critical that owners, tenants and investors of retail commercial real estate stay up-to-date on emerging trends, and subsequently adapt their space to meet the needs of today’s savvy consumers.

Think you can skip… Read More

The Growing Role of Office Space in Business Success

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By Dan Adamski, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Today’s leading businesses are rethinking their workplace strategies. Companies are looking to design and occupy spaces that better reflect and serve end goals. This post is the second in a series based on newly released research from JLL’s Workplace Strategy team on trending changes in office space. 

It’s true that workplace strategy has circled back to the forefront of discussion, bringing with it a call to… Read More

Investors Look to the Midwest for Industrial Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

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By: Robert Kramp, Vice President and Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Midwest and Great Lakes Region

As demonstrated in JLL’s new Industrial Market Spotlight infographic, the U.S. industrial market is seeing positive gains in national (as well as regional) activity–specifically in speculative construction. Following Q2 2013, JLL experts forecast that the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions will see increasingly positive activity in the coming quarters.

In regional news, the Midwest has recently sparked theRead More