Monthly Archives: March 2017

JLL Research: 3 Ways Reurbanization is Revitalizing Midwest Markets

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By: Andrew Batson, Director of Research, JLL

JLL Full Circle

While cities spread throughout the Heartland are still making their comeback, the economic and investment outlook is promising according to our new research, Full Circle. The report takes a deep dive into the growth and development occurring in each of our markets, including Ann Arbor, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Louisville and Pittsburgh.

So, what did our research find?

Cities across the region are in the middle of a major renaissance as reurbanization continues to draw people, business and investments toward the downtown areas.

1. Young Professionals Gravitate Toward the Urban Core, Creating Need for More Multifamily Development

The face of the urban cores is changing, with the majority of each market’s downtown population made up of the millennial generation (20- to 36-year-olds), followed by generation Z (0- to 19-year-olds).

As these younger generations flock downtown, the need for more multifamily development is increasing. Each market has experienced positive population growth since 2000. What’s more is residential population has also posted impressive numbers in each market, most notably in Detroit with a downtown population of 37,700 followed by downtown Pittsburgh with 33,000.… Read More

Pittsburgh Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: March 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting the Pittsburgh market to keep you in-the-know.

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Companies Commit to Pittsburgh with New Leases, HQ Searches

A handful of businesses announced plans for new locations and facilities in and around Pittsburgh. NRG Energy broke ground on its future district energy center in Uptown. Once constructed, the facility will deliver steam, chilled water and backup power to UPMC Mercy among other customers. Similarly, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a grocery chain, recently signed leases for two Pittsburgh region locations.… Read More

Louisville Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: March 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting the Louisville market to keep you in-the-know.

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Louisville Developments Continue with New Distribution, Warehouse Space

Technology Drive Development submitted a revised plan to construct a 224,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility in Jeffersontown. The property will sit at 2621 Technology Drive on the 16.5-acre plot of land that Technology Drive Development already owns. No tenants for the facility have yet been announced; however, Louisville has recently made headlines throughout the previous year for its strong industrial market.… Read More

Michigan Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: March 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting Michigan markets to keep you in-the-know.

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Detroit May Soon Welcome its New Tallest Building, More Green Space

Dan Gilbert recently announced a proposal for a $775 million tower to be constructed on the former Hudson’s department store site on Woodward Avenue. The tower, which would stand 734 feet tall, would be the city’s tallest building, surpassing the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center at 727 feet.

While talks are still in the works, Gilbert’s proposal laid out plans for 250 residential units, an underground parking garage, as well as office, retail and tech space in a connected nine-story base hub.

More green space will also make its way to Detroit’s east riverfront. Developers are proposing mixed-use space along the riverfront property as well as an abundance of parks, beaches and scenic walkways for city-goers.… Read More

Ohio Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: March 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles impacting Ohio markets to keep you in-the-know.

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Mixed-Use, Distribution Space Planned in Cincinnati

New mixed-use and distribution developments are in the works for Greater Cincinnati.

The Kroger Co. recently announced its upcoming development of a $60 million distribution center in Greater Cincinnati, which will also add nearly 100 new jobs this year.

The distribution center will be housed at Park 536 in Florence and will undergo construction to open later this year. The center will be used as a replenishment center to serve Kroger’s eastern direct-to-store distribution centers. Construction comes at an ideal time as growth in e-commerce continues to spur strong industrial market performance, including in the distribution and logistics sector.

A new $100 million mixed-use development will also begin construction in Montgomery, growing both in scope and size with the addition of 10 more acres of land. Though construction is pushed back, the site will include both commercial and retail space, as well as luxury condominiums, restaurants and a hotel.… Read More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: March 2017

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights healthcare real estate, future-proof office solutions and solar electricity benefits.

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Healthcare Real Estate Professionals Prepare for a Wave of Adjustments

The healthcare industry continues to evolve, which means real estate strategies for hospitals, practitioners and other medical offices do, too. Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted the six trends that will impact healthcare real estate this year:

  1. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  2. Value-based reimbursement and changes to healthcare delivery setting
  3. Tax exempt hospitals coming under pressure
  4. Health systems monetizing real estate assets
  5. New rules impacting leasing arrangements
  6. Continuation of regulatory scrutiny

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Midwest Real Estate News Names Three JLL Executives to Annual CRE Hall of Fame

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL

We’re excited to announce that three JLL executives have been recognized among Midwest Real Estate News’ annual Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame recipients! Congratulations, to Neal Warling, Executive Vice President in Ann Arbor, A.J. Magner, Managing Director in Cleveland, and Dave MacDonald, Managing Director in Detroit.

All three executives are extremely talented and hold a breadth of knowledge related to national commercial real estate, as well as within their individual markets. We caught up with each executive to reflect on their time with the company and how they’ve achieved their success.

Q & A with JLL Hall of Famer: A.J. Magner 

Magner, AJ

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Pelusi: What do you enjoy most about working in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry?

Magner: Participating as a business partner in my clients’ businesses and leading and integrating on interdisciplinary project teams. With every project, there’s always something new to learn and overcome.

Pelusi: What is the secret to your success?

Magner: Surrounding myself with and teaming with smart, hardworking people.

Pelusi: What makes your local market stand out in the CRE industry?Read More