Category Archives: Office News & Trends

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

Phoenix tech sector continues to thrive

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According to a recent report released by the Computing Technology Industry Association, the average annual salary of a tech employee in Phoenix was $98,870 in 2016. Workers employed in the Phoenix tech sector earn nearly twice the average metro area salary of $50,200.

Arizona ranked ninth nationally with 48.3 percent of all tech… Read More

Average office asking rent increases to the highest level since 2008

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The average asking rent in Metro Phoenix reached $24.91 per square foot (Full Service Gross) in in the first quarter of 2017. Asking rents have increased 4.9 percent from one year ago and have surged 22.8 percent since 2012.

Phoenix asking rents are still 7.1 percent below the pre-recession peak of $26.82 set… Read More

History Repeating: JLL Q1 Report Shows Highest Phoenix Office Rents Since 2007

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Even with more than 1.1 million square feet of new space delivered in the first quarter of the year, average asking rents for Phoenix office product has increased to the highest level in nine years, according to the JLL’s Q1 2017 Phoenix Office Insight report released. Reaching $24.91 per-square-foot, today’s Phoenix office rent average is just 7.1 percent lower than the pre-recession high of $26.82, set in Q4 2007.

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

Three JLL projects honored at 2017 RED Awards

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Three projects the Phoenix office of JLL was involved in were honored at the 2017 RED (Real Estate Development) Awards last week.

Discovery Business Campus – Building 94 

Discovery Business Campus – Building 94 was honored as an Infill project. Discovery Business Campus is now a 136-acre master-planned business park with Class ‘A’ office, retail, flex office and hospitality components located at the northwest corner of Loop 101 and Elliot Road in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to our involvement, the… 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

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 Vice President
Charles… Read More

What’s the outlook for Data Centers in 2017?

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Big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and strategic cloud adoption are changing the game for data centers—from pricing models to location selection tactics, and everything in between. View the slideshow below to learn the top five data center trends to watch for in 2017.

 

Click here to read more about Phoenix and U.S. data center sector trends in JLL’s 2017 Data Center Perspective.

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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 grow more than… Read More