Monthly Archives: May 2016

Columbus CRE Summit Gathers Together Top Industry Experts

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By: Paul Heiserman, Senior Vice President, Healthcare, JLL

I recently had the pleasure of speaking amongst top industry experts at the second annual Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit hosted by the Midwest Real Estate News. The day’s discussions centered around the current state of the apartment industry, the importance of ROI (retail, office and industrial), and healthcare trends.

We heard from some of our top peers during the highly anticipated panel discussion, this year titled, “The Importance of ROI (Retail, Office, Industrial) Healthcare & Investment.” We also tuned into an open forum discussion regarding the current state of the industry overall. The Columbus CRE Summit is one day that we can put aside our brand affiliation or titles, and work together to establish a strong, growing market for the future.

CRE Summit

Event photo courtesy of Midwest Real Estate News.

CRE Summit Columbus

Event photo courtesy of Midwest Real Estate News.

Did you miss this year’s event? No problem! Check out some of the top industry trends discussed below, and take note, as the healthcare industry is undergoing quite a shift.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: May 2016

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights why workplace strategy is a must, the future of human-to-machine collaboration, plus new research on the commercial real estate market rebound.

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The Need for a Workplace Strategy

Workplace design isn’t what it used to be. Old-fashioned office space embraces private rooms, closed doors, and the ratio of 1 employee to every 250 square feet. Now modern companies are putting couches in lounges, using open floor plans, and cutting the employee-to-square-feet ratio in half.

More than ever, we’re seeing an endless stream of workplace trends and fads. Some keep employees happy and productive; others are better left out of office …

Obviously, workplace design is not one-size-fits-all. The most successful and productive offices are driven by a customized strategy.

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5 U.S. Cities Positioned for Business Success

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business-561387_1920By: Josh Gerth, Vice President, JLL

We have all heard the phrase before: location, location, location. If you have plans to start a business soon, be sure you have this lasting phrase tucked in your back pocket.

We’re in the era of small businesses and startups popping up all over the U.S. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration reports that an estimated 28 million small businesses exist in the U.S., accounting for 54% of all sales. Competition for small business success is fierce, with an unfortunate 96% of small businesses failing within 10 years.

Before you finalize your business plans, sign an office lease and head down the road of entrepreneurship, choose the best location to accelerate success. You won’t have to travel far either, as the Great Lakes region is booming with perfect locations for your next small business. Beyond the finances, these cities are buzzing with new retail and residential hot spots.

Read below for five cities that are waiting to welcome your new business (and employees) home.

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