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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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Congratulations to our 2016 Top Producers

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We are proud to recognize these outstanding professionals for their commitment to developing enduring client relationships built on excellent service, collaboration and trust.

From left to right, top to bottom:
Pat Williams, Senior Managing Director
Andrew Medley, Managing Director
John Bonnell, Managing Director
Tony Lydon, Managing Director
Marc Hertzberg, Managing Director
John P. Cunningham, Executive… Read More

Phoenix No. 4 fastest-growing U.S. city

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According to the 2015 Census population estimates, Phoenix gained approximately 87,988 residents from July 2014 to July 2015. Forbes ranked Phoenix No. 4 among the “Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities.”

Metro Phoenix has consistently outpaced the U.S. population growth over the last 20 years and projections show the region is expected to… Read More

Arizona’s GDP growth ranks No. 4 nationally

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arizona ranked No. 4 nationally for annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter of 2016, just behind of Idaho, Nebraska and Utah.

Arizona’s GDP growth of 2.7 percent was led by growth in real estate and rental and… Read More

Strong big box speculative construction and leasing expected in the West Valley in 2017

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Southwest Industrial Center, owned by Hines, leased by JLL

With ample land available for development and relatively low construction costs, users in the Phoenix industrial market often decide to build their own facility instead of leasing space in existing properties. However, leasing activity in existing… Read More

Move over office users, Tempe is also a hot spot for industrial

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Although Tempe is often considered one of the most popular office submarkets in the Valley, it is also a popular destination for small- to medium-sized industrial users who don’t fit into the big box industrial space in the Southwest Valley. Like the tech tenants that have flocked toward the centrally located city, a wave of nutraceutical companies have taken advantage of the Class A and B product that is often unavailable… Read More

JLL Phoenix Broker Spotlight: The generosity of Bill Honsaker

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JLL’s Managing Director Bill Honsaker with residents of Malawi.

If  you are involved in Phoenix industrial real estate or attend Greater Phoenix Economic Council events, you most likely know JLL’s Managing Director Bill Honsaker as very experienced broker willing to work hard for all of his clients. But what… Read More