Category Archives: Industrial / Logistics News & Trends

Valuable expert-provided insight for investors and users of industrial property located within the Phoenix market.

Manufacturing properties are driving Phoenix industrial rental rates

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According to JLL’s Q2 Phoenix Industrial Insight Report, the hot activity of manufacturing companies is driving up industrial rental rates. In the last year alone, manufacturing rates have surged 18.6 percent, to $0.59 per square foot. This sector has been particularly active in the Southeast Valley, especially in Tempe and Mesa.

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Net lease momentum isn’t slowing

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At the end of 2016, mega deals in the net lease United States office sector has propelled sales to record high volumes while retail activity remained limited and a slowdown in industrial activity was starting to occur. How does the net lease sector look six months later? We sat down with our national experts, Tivon Moffitt, Peter Bauman and John Paul Mulhern for an update.

It should be a good second half of the year
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Phoenix unemployment rate reaches 10-year low

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Total non-farm employment in Metro Phoenix reached 2,023,400 payrolls in April 2017, representing an annualized increase of 48,800 jobs. As a result, unemployment was reported at 3.9 percent in April, down 60 basis points from one year prior. This is the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen in Metro Phoenix in ten years.

Job growth was led by the Leisure & Hospitality and Financial Activities sectors, which added 14,700 jobs and 8,800 jobs, respectively. Mining, Logging &… Read More

Maricopa County has the highest annual population growth in the United States

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Maricopa County grew by 81,360 residents between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, the largest population gain in the nation. Harris County, Texas, had the second-largest net migration, growing by 56,587 people over the same time period.

The city of Phoenix added approximately 32,113 residents over the same time span, making it… Read More

Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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Phoenix’s population rose from nearly 4.2 million to more than 4.6 million from 2010 to 2016 based on new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Metro Phoenix averaged a total net increase of over 1,436 persons per week over that time period.

Of the top ten metro areas with the highest… Read More

Scottsdale, Deer Valley Submarkets Prevail in JLL Q1 Phoenix Industrial Report

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Growth among traditional and non-traditional industrial users continues to push the Phoenix industrial market forward. This is particularly true in Scottsdale and Deer Valley, where asking rents surged as much as 30 percent in the first quarter of the year as demand surpassed new product in Scottsdale and matched new supply in Deer Valley, according to our Q1 2017 Phoenix Industrial Insight report.

While the average asking rental rate for local industrial space is $0.50 per-square-foot,… Read More

Phoenix identified as a top 30 city for global real estate investment

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The latest edition of JLL’s Investment Intensity Index has Phoenix making the cut. The “Valley of the Sun” took the 27th spot on the top 30 list for global real estate investment intensity.

High-tech and innovation helped Phoenix rise on the prestigious list, which included several small to midsized “New World Cities” with similar population levels (1 to 5 million).… Read More

Phoenix has the lowest cost of congestion among top 25 U.S. cities

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According to INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, traffic congestion cost drivers in the United States nearly $300 billion in 2016, or an average of $1,400 per driver. Phoenix and Detroit tied for the lowest cost of congestion among… Read More

3 Net Lease Industry Trends to Expect in 2017

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Mega deals in the net lease U.S. office sector propelled sales to record high volumes in the fourth quarter of 2016, including boosts in sale leaseback and corporate buyback activity. However, limited retail activity and a slowdown in industrial deal flow brought overall net lease volumes down 18.6 percent at year-end. Pricing diverged across sectors as office cap rates saw mild compression, industrial pricing stabilized, and fourth quarter retail cap rates started to soften… Read More

Broker Spotlight: Pat Harlan helps open doors, open hearts

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Three years ago, JLL’s Executive Vice President Pat Harlan was introduced to Ryan House, a unique organization designed to deliver multiple adaptive modes of on-site care to children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys. After learning more about the organization, Pat has become one its board members, currently serving as secretary.

Ryan House… Read More