Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top 5 Trends from JLL’s Annual Skyline Report

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  By: Andrew Batson, Manager of Research & Analysis, JLL

From coast to coast, our city skylines are a source of pride and community. It’s not surprising that top-tier office buildings in our urban cores continue to report lower vacancies, higher rents and more developer interest.

The anticipated Skyline Review is back, and more advanced than ever before.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 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 on the latest in commercial real estate development. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights the optimism from CRE executives about the industry’s future, strategic construction investments in the U.S., and JLL’s acquisition of Harry K. Moore in Louisville.

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Executives Feel Optimistic About the Future of CRE

JLL CRE News Brief

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The future of commercial real estate is bright. In a recent Forbes Insights Report, sponsored by CIT, more than 200 executives weighed in on the state of the domestic CRE market. Many acknowledged that some areas need improvement; however, with every challenge comes an opportunity. The majority of executives surveyed characterized their industry as optimistic, with many opportunities to grow.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 52% of those surveyed said they felt their segment of the market was either “strong or very strong.”
  • More than 60% described their market as opportunistic, with a mix of challenges and opportunities for growth—especially with the development of new CRE technology.
  • Respondents believe interest rates, consumer confidence, tax rates, unemployment and the global economy are the top five factors driving CRE investments.

Although the advancement of new CRE technology is revolutionizing the industry, many executives are struggling to adapt within their firms. In the study, only 11% of executives rated themselves as having a leading advantage in terms of implementation. Read the full article for more details.

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