Monthly Archives: February 2018

Michigan Commercial Real Estate News Brief: February 2018

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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, including Ann Arbor, Detroit and Grand Rapids.

Proposed Grand Rapids Office Tower Would Offer New Class A Space

Developer Franklin Partners LLC’s proposed seven-story office tower would bring some much-needed Class A office space to Grand Rapids, which is currently experiencing a tightening market.

The 90,000-square-foot building would sit at the corner of Ottawa Avenue and Oakes Street SW, and would be constructed of glass and steel with competitive amenities, including a rooftop patio, fitness area and more. With this in mind, Franklin Partners Principal Don Shoemaker said rents could reach as high as $25 per square foot (psf).… Read More

Ohio Commercial Real Estate News Brief: February 2018

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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, including Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus.

Cincinnati Ranks as a Top Visitor Hot Spot 

Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Rich with music and history, Cincinnati is cracking the top 5 list of visit-worthy cities in the US. Developing neighborhoods, such as Over-the-Rhine, attract visitors with must-try food, entertainment and craft brews.

The 140th Birthday of the Cincinnati Music Hall, 20th Annual Flying Pig races and Union Terminal’s renovations are a few of the historic and artsy attractions that make Cincinnati standout as city worth visiting now and for years to come. Cincinnatians already sing the praises of their city, and now an expected rise in visitors can experience the food and fun local residents enjoy.… Read More

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: February 2018

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Every month, 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 rising commercial real estate markets, coworking corporations and prestigious office space locations.

Investors Assess Real Estate Market Dynamics

JLL CRE News Brief

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As commercial real estate markets continue to multiply in size and specialisms, no two cities are the same. A new article from JLL Real Views breaks down the peer groups of some of today’s top cities and how the market dynamics in each impact investment.

Factors like affordability and adaptability will continue to influence real estate investment and encourage modern cities to develop new, creative routes to success. And while elite players like London, New York and Hong Kong are positioned as global leaders, emerging mid-sized cities are catching the eye of investors and businesses.… Read More

What Beer Can Do For Your City: A Grand Rapids Case Study

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By: Bob Horn, Senior Vice President, JLL and Harrison West, Research Analyst, JLL

What’s brewing up business in the Midwest? Look no further than Grand Rapids. With 7.2 microbreweries for each 100,000 residents, the city has earned the title of Beer City, USA—and rightfully so. With a rising number of breweries tapping into the Grand Rapids region, the city’s brewing economy continues to grow.

Today, Michigan is one of the top five pint producers in the U.S., thanks to the rise of the beer industry in Grand Rapids. In fact, the state’s beer industry alone accounts for $10.5 million. These breweries and pubs offer more than just a good time and tourist attraction; the industry contributes 34,390 jobs in Michigan. We’ll toast to that.

In our latest case study, What Beer Can Do for Your Town, we highlight several ways the industry has impacted Grand Rapids and the spaces brewers are eyeing up for their next venture.… Read More

Pittsburgh Retail Team Announces Opening of Zelienople Anytime Fitness

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Anytime Fitness Strength Area

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JLL, Jared Imperatore and Rich Catalano today announced the opening of Anytime Fitness in Jackson’s Pointe, Zelienople Cranberry Township. This is Imperatore and Catalano’s third store together. They have been working closely for more than nine years and are happy to continue to grow the success of this national fitness club franchise together. The completed lease includes a 7,000-square-foot fitness facility with parking for guests.… Read More

JLL’s Roger Staubach Super Bowl Prediction: How Do Philly and Boston Stack Up?

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

JLL’s Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman and Hall of Fame Quarterback, is back with his prediction for Sunday’s big game. His pick? The Brady-led New England Patriots.

But, the win may only be by a small margin. If the Boston and Philadelphia office markets are any indication of what we can expect Sunday, be prepared for a close matchup. Both cities tout strong office markets, talent and innovative economies.

JLL has gone beyond athletic comparisons and instead used real estate data to help determine the Super Bowl winner since 2011. Since then, the firm has accurately predicted the winner 70% of the time based on vacancy rates, leasing activity, investor interest and more.

Hear more about Staubach’s Super Bowl 52 prediction in the video below.

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