Category Archives: Office News & Trends

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

Congratulations to our 2017 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. Their collaborative efforts to make sure their clients achieved their goals are truly a representation of our culture at JLL.

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Metro Phoenix records the fourth highest U.S. office absorption in 2017

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Metro Phoenix recorded 2.1 million total square feet of office absorption in 2017. This marks the fourth straight calendar year with at least 2.0 million square feet of positive absorption gains, the longest streak of its kind ever recorded in the Phoenix office market. The total also ranks Phoenix as the fourth highest market with absorption gains in the United States. Phoenix ranks behind… Read More

Major forces promoting Downtown Phoenix continue to attract tech tenants

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For years, the Phoenix tech industry has been driven by heavy activity in Scottsdale and Tempe, particularly South Scottsdale and Downtown Tempe. The live-work-play concept of these areas continue to lure the young professionals many tech companies recruit.

However, Downtown Phoenix has recently emerged as another popular submarket to evaluate,… Read More

Riding the tech wave—6 top trends impacting today’s and tomorrow’s real estate decisions

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From San Francisco to New York and everywhere in between…

The tech industry continues to be the largest consumer of office space across the country.

And not just in the major tech hubs.

As all industries across the spectrum continue to innovate and incorporate new tech into their business models, owners and… Read More

2018 & beyond: What will the law firm real estate landscape look like?

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The growing momentum in the global economy has forged a new path for the law firm real estate market. With more than 65 million square feet of new office supply under construction in just the U.S. alone, law firms are finding myriad choices for both location and space that’s… Read More

JLL’s Chief Economist shares his view on today’s U.S. economy and its impact on Phoenix

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JLL Chief Economist Ryan Severino recently visited Phoenix to present his views on today’s U.S. economy and the impact national conditions may have on the Phoenix commercial real estate market. Here are his top 4 takeaways.

1.Goldilocks economy should continue, with the potential for upside depending upon policy.

Global growth continues to accelerate… Read More

Southeast Market Area is home to the majority of new office construction in Metro Phoenix

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There was nearly 1.5 million square feet of new office under construction in Metro Phoenix at the close of the third quarter 2017. Over half of the new construction is pre-leased, occurring mostly in build-to-suit projects. The majority of development in the Valley is located in the Southeast Market Area, totaling 960,548 square feet.

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JLL completes corporate HQ lease renewal for ICM Document Solutions

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Phoenix-based company builds on almost 30 years in Phoenix market

Tenant representation experts in the Phoenix office of JLL have completed a corporate headquarters renewal lease for ICM Document Solutions, a Phoenix-based corporation that has operated in the Valley since 1988. The lease renewed the company’s 15,920 square foot headquarters located within Phoenix’s Cotton Center business park at 4320 E. Cotton Center Boulevard.

JLL Vice President Trevor Pratt and Managing Director John Pierson… Read More

Labor shortage increases costs of Phoenix contractors, engineers and architects

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Construction activity is robust in the Phoenix market, and is expected to continue through at least the first half of 2018 based on current forecasts. Office, industrial and multifamily development is at an all-time high, and there are many new ground-up, build-to-suit projects underway throughout the… Read More

Phoenix office rents increase to highest level in nine years

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Office rental rates in the Phoenix market increased to $25.21 per square foot in the second quarter, quickly approaching the previous peak of $26.82 per square foot set in 2007.

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With absorption surpassing 12.6 million square feet and only 8.8… Read More