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Louisville Commercial Real Estate News Brief: November 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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Growth from “Big 3” Employers Drive Industrial Development in Louisville

Thanks to continued growth from the region’s three main employers—UPS, GE and Ford Motor Co.—the region is poised to attract more industrial development, including e-commerce fulfillment centers, pharmaceutical distribution operators and more. With strong confidence in the market, owners are empowered to consider portfolio expansion. A few of the most recent expansions come from Exeter and GLP, which both announced acquisitions in the third quarter of this year.

Though total industrial vacancy hovers near 10.7%, rental rates should stabilize as space is absorbed by the demand of tenants in the market.… Read More

Tis’ the Season of Shopping: 4 Highlights from the 2017 Holiday Retail Survey

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By: Arthur Itkis, JLL Vice President, Retail and Jared Imperatore, JLL Vice President, Retail

The holiday shopping season is upon us and retailers are gearing up for a record-breaking season. JLL’s 2017 Holiday Forecast Report surveyed 300 global and national retailers for some insight into what we can expect this season, as well as consumer insight into what, where and when they’re purchasing gifts.

1. Kicking the Holiday Shopping Season Off Early

While there is much debate about when to officially start holiday shopping, this year, Americans will give themselves plenty of time to complete their holiday shopping leading up to Christmas.

More than half of consumers will begin their holiday shopping before Cyber Monday with 30% of shoppers starting between Halloween and Thanksgiving. However, 18.3% of Americans will wait until two weeks before Christmas to begin purchasing gifts. Once out and about, nearly 40% of consumers will visit six or more stores while shopping, with another 17% planning to visit ten or more stores.… Read More

Michigan Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: November 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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Industrial Market on the Upswing in Grand Rapids

Western Michigan’s industrial market is experiencing improvement with declining vacancies and steady rental rate growth. Demand for warehouse space is up and more than 1.5 million square feet of space has already been delivered this year.

Of all the projects in the pipeline, a recent one includes a two-building industrial site recently approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). The potential project, led by the DEG Development Company, is expected to generate $12.3 million in investment. Construction will take place at 1810 Turner Ave. and will include one 70,150-square-foot building and one 126,750-square-foot building.

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Ohio Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: November 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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The Need for Industrial Space on the Rise in Cincinnati and Columbus

Columbus, Ohio

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It’s been a big year thus far for both Cincinnati and Columbus industrial markets. Cincinnati has experienced record-breaking activity since the start of the year, and total industrial vacancy sits at just 3.1%. Meanwhile, industrial vacancy in Columbus hovers near 4.4%.

To accommodate the rising demand, both cities are ramping up construction. Nearly 2 million square feet is currently being added to Cincinnati’s market, causing a much-needed uptick in vacancy.

Though Columbus is set to deliver 1.6 million square feet of space by the end of 2017, vacancy is expected to remain low. In fact, there is more than 9.5 million square feet of user demand in the market.

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Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate News Brief: September 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 Pittsburgh to keep you in-the-know.

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Downtown Pittsburgh Outpacing Suburbs with Office Tenants

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The number of corporate office moves in the downtown Pittsburgh area is surpassing those in the suburbs, according to new Skyline research. Pittsburgh has seen a steady demand for office space in downtown’s most prominent buildings, keeping vacancy at 11.7%. So, what’s drawing tenants here?

While suburban properties still have their own perks, many companies are quickly realizing that downtown is where the young talent is. Likewise, it’s also where the competitive amenities are to retain their workforce. Many building owners are now also taking the plunge to upgrade office spaces with renovations to meet tenant demand.… Read More

Louisville Commercial Real Estate News Brief: September 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 Louisville to keep you in-the-know.

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New Mixed-Use Property Begins Construction in Paristown

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Construction on the $28 million mixed-use Paristown Pointe neighborhood is now underway. The project underwent strategic planning for nearly five years and was first announced in 2015. Developers and city leaders envision the development as an arts and cultural hub with a number of anchors.

Development plans include the following:

  • A $6 million renovation and expansion of Louisville Stoneware
  • A $1 million brewery / taproom from Goodwood Brewing Co.
  • A $12 million performance and entertainment venue for the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Other project details include infrastructure improvements, like outdoor public space, building and landscape features, storm water infiltration and streetscape improvements. The entire development is expected for delivery by spring 2019.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: September 2017

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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 the internet of things, crowdfunding in CRE investment and hurricane preparedness in CRE.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Transforms Building Management

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How can building owners differentiate in a saturated marketplace? The answer is simple: By employing more intelligent building solutions.

According to Forbes, “A holistic, data-driven approach to real estate management is critical as we look into the future of workspaces.”

Building managers can leverage data collection for lighting, HVAC, security, etc. to advance energy and operational efficiency and ultimately improve the tenant experience. If executed properly, new technology combined with IoT creates a competitive advantage for more strategic and cost-effective facility management.… Read More

Pittsburgh Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: August 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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Pittsburgh Clusters into Defined Industry Neighborhoods

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As Pittsburgh continues to attract large investments, new companies are locating where they see the most success for their specific industry. Companies are branching into clusters, creating a web of more clearly defined industry neighborhoods.

For example, technology companies are locating in the Fringe, Oakland and East End areas where they are in close proximity to the CBD and universities, such as Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. Similarly, energy companies tend to locate in the West and Southpointe areas, while law firms, financial companies and business services are most commonly found in the CBD.

Related: Download the Q2 Pittsburgh Office Report or Q2 Industrial Report 

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Louisville Market Commercial Real Estate News Brief: August 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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A Swell in Investment Activity Reinforces Confidence in the Louisville Market

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Investment sales increased in the second quarter as more companies sought to relocate their headquarters within the Louisville business community. Multi-million dollar expansions by manufacturers, such as GreiffPackaging, Arroweye Solutions and Bluegrass Supply Chain Services LLC, have contributed to the high velocity of investment and stimulated job availability within the city.

Passport Health recently announced its relocation to the vacated 15.5-acre lot in West Louisville. The investment will help to expand the city’s healthcare system and likely have a positive impact the region, which has previously struggled to attract private investment.

Investment activity in both the suburban submarkets and the city’s CBD is expected to remain active as businesses continue to focus on the Northeast submarkets. In addition, newly vacated space in PNC Tower is expected to encourage future investments in the CBD.

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Michigan Markets Commercial Real Estate News Brief: August 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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High Construction Costs Limit Industrial Development in Grand Rapids

Industrial real estate demand continues to rise in Grand Rapids, presenting an optimal opportunity for new development. However, rising construction costs constrain development when there is no secured tenant. With fewer investments speculative space, vacancy rates have fallen as companies forego new developments and move into existing spaces.

Companies, such as Robert Grooters Development Co. (RGDC), are beginning to take risks to bring new developments to the area. RGDC hopes to introduce 1.1 million square feet of industrial space to the region by 2018.

Looking forward, the West Michigan industrial real estate market is expected to continue growing. High lease rates will eventually prompt speculative construction, allowing the market to expand with the rising demand.… Read More