Category Archives: Industrial / Logistics News & Trends

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

The State of the Industry: Data Centers

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The first six months of 2018 revealed strong fundamentals and insatiable demand for data center space across regions. Data centers continue to be redefined as software-driven connectivity and blockchain are adopted. Providers are strategizing their offerings to meet the growing need for long-term flexibility, while providing the space and power needed from large users.

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ConTech’s: The startups that are changing the world of construction

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Venture capitalists invested $1.05 billion in global construction technology (ConTech) in the first half of 2018. The investment volume of 2018 is already up nearly 30 percent over the 2017 total – and there’s still another six months left in the year. ConTech’s growth is enticing to users and investors alike, with investment growth actually outpacing overall tech startup investment growth in the United States.

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Hertzberg stars in Commercial Executive Magazine’s West Side cover story

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JLL’s Managing Director Marc Hertzberg specializes in industrial sales and lease transactions. This month, he was featured in Commercial Executive Magazine in a cover story about the west valley, called West Side Story.

 

West Side Story highlights the strong development in the West Valley and the “main characters” featured are local, forward-thinking leaders who… Read More

Phoenix metro sustains healthy population growth

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The Phoenix Metropolitan area reached a total of 4.8 million residents and counting at the end of Q2 2018 and is currently the 11th largest metro throughout the country.

Although the city of Phoenix will remain the major population center for the region, Chandler and Gilbert are making large strides… Read More

Defense contracts continue to find their way to Arizona

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Defense spending has been set approximately $700 billion for the year of 2018, with an array of awarded contracts finding their way into Arizona. A $16 billion increase is projected for the year of 2019.

Honeywell, Boeing, and General Dynamics continue to be consistent candidates for contracts, with smaller organizations such as… Read More

JLL Phoenix stats go digital: E-commerce, Southwest Valley dominate Q2 industrial activity

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The market has delivered 1,832,881 square feet of space in Q2 – double the amount of Q1 deliveries – while continuing to inch toward record low vacancy rates. Learn about the key trends impacting the industrial market by viewing our new digital stats landing page.

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Lou Newman adds to the Valuation and Advisory team in Phoenix

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The Phoenix office Valuation and Advisory team has a new teammate, Senior Vice President Lou Newman. Lou has joined Vice President Stephanie Rinard to help grow the Valuation and Advisory platform in Phoenix. We sat down to get to know them better.

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The Southeast Valley is no longer for smaller industrial users

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The Southeast Valley has historically been known as a hot area for smaller industrial users ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 square feet. However, recent demand from the aerospace, defense, high-tech/advanced manufacturing, semiconductor and pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industries are calling for more space ranging from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet.

“Increases in

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JLL Phoenix welcomes two new associate brokers

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The JLL family welcomes Chris Beall and Brendan Satran to the Phoenix office as new associate brokers. Chris Beall has partnered with John Bonnell, Chris Latvaaho and Brett Abramson. He specializes in agency representation for office properties. Brendan Satran has partnered with Steve Larsen and Bill Honsaker. He specializes in tenant and agency representation for industrial properties. We sat down with them to get to know them better.

JLL industrial brokers make 2018 absorption predictions

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Metro Phoenix recorded a whopping 9.8 million total square feet of industrial absorption in 2017. This is the largest annual net absorption gain in Phoenix history. The total also marked the fourth consecutive year of annual net absorption in Phoenix, totaling 6.0 million square feet or more, which has not been seen since 2004-2007. The previous peak of nearly 7.9 million square feet in 2005 fell in the middle of one… Read More