Monthly Archives: September 2016

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: September 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 the top domestic distribution markets, the comeback of re-urbanization, and the increasing demand for work-life balance.

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Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky Rank Among Top Distribution Markets

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Cincinnati, Columbus and Louisville are taking the lead as three of the 18 top distribution markets in the U.S., according to JLL’s annual study. The top nine cities are ranked based on proximity to domestic population centers and corporate occupiers, while the bottom nine ranking is based on industry specialization and supply chain strengths.… Read More

Tech-Enablement: The New Driver of Office Design

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By: Dave MacDonald, Executive Vice President at JLLjll_tech-enabled-workspace

With ever increasing cloud adoption and demand for office flexibility, it’s no wonder that tenants have set their sights on tech-enabled workplaces. In fact, research has shown that a tech-enabled, cloud-computing workforce has higher levels of productivity and employee satisfaction.

Now more than ever, businesses nationwide are recognizing the benefits—and the need—for digital connectivity that extends well beyond their office layouts.

Closing the Gap in Tech Adoption

When you picture traditional office arrangements, you likely think cubicles, desktop computers with limited-to-no mobility, and separation between information technology (IT), architecture and design. But today, IT and audio/visual needs take up nearly 25% of the total build-out costs for offices, compared to just 7% ten years ago.… Read More

4 Trends Driving the Data Center Industry (and What It Means for Commercial Real Estate)

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By: Christian Beaudoin, Midwest Markets Research Director and Andy Cvengros, Associate Director of JLL’s Technology Practice Group JLL_Data Centers Image

Data center stocks experienced rapid, upward momentum throughout the early months of 2016, with an average gain of 19% during the first quarter and 50% in the second quarter.

What’s more, the cloud managed services market is forecasted to grow to more than $76 billion by 2021 globally (it’s currently at more than $35 billion!).

It’s clear that the future is bright for wholesale data centers. That said, providers must stay on the cutting edge to keep up with shifting sovereignty laws, high demand for cloud technology, and more sophisticated IT resource planning.

JLL’s newly released Data Center Outlook dives into the industry changes you should have on your radar. Read on to learn about how companies are adapting to the biggest data center trends.

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