Category Archives: Technology

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: August 2018

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Every month, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry news to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights back-to-school shopping trends, how foreign investors view U.S. CRE and the record-high funding for construction technology startups.

What Back-to-School Shopping Means for Big Retailers

RE Journals recently reported on how lucrative back-to-school shopping can be for big-name retailers, specifically Walmart and Target.JLL Back to School Shopping - August News Brief

According to JLL data, most parents plan to spend less than $250 on back-to-school supplies this season. However, about 16% of parents plan to spend more than $500 on their children’s supplies, and these high-spenders provide a nice bottom-line boost.

Where are parents planning to spend?

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Job Incentives Fuel Real Estate Growth in Columbus

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By: Sam Stouffer, Senior Research Analyst, JLL

Discover the economic and real estate impacts of job creation incentives for both the industrial and office property sectors in the Columbus Region from the first installment of our Growing Columbus research.

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Drones: Giving You a New Perspective in Commercial Real Estate

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By: Jordan Phillippi, Associate Director, JLL

Time for a pop quiz: Drones are ____.

  1. A way to capture epic aerial footage.
  2. Key to industrial automation, including the ability to restock warehouse inventory.
  3. Able to deliver small packages (hello, logistics revolution).
  4. Regulated by the FAA.
  5. All of the above.

If you answered e, you’re correct. But, there’s more.… Read More

Columbus’ Technology and Startup Scenes are On The Rise

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By: Andy Effler, Senior Associate, Tenant Representation, JLL

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s blog.

It would be hard for a big venture fund to look me in the eyes and tell me that Columbus is still considered a “flyover city.” In fact, a strong argument can be made that Columbus has landed (pun intended) on the map for viable startup companies and venture funds looking for a hot Midwest startup ecosystem to launch, join or invest in. What’s more, beyond the headlines of venture backed startups, there are big waves coming out of the arts, food, beverage and fashion companies that are enriching our city. I’m confident in saying that we are crafting the right recipe for a very bright future in Columbus.… Read More

How PropTech Is Changing the Future of Commercial Real Estate

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By: Dave MacDonald, Managing Director, JLL

Property technology, otherwise known as PropTech, refers to the innovation and origination poised to disrupt the way commercial real estate processes are done. While PropTech is not a new-to-the-industry concept, a new wave has presented even more sophisticated capabilities. Today’s PropTech is incorporating:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Big data and analytics
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Computer aided design (CAD)

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