Category Archives: JLL Research

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Where to Find Talent? Four Trends at the Core of any Successful Tech Ecosystem

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The escalating war for tech talent in major tech hubs is real. Unemployment in traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley and San Francisco is historically low at a time when tech drives 24.2 percent of U.S. office leasing activity. While these hubs boast access to talent and a culture of innovation,… Read More

Valley cities and towns some of the healthiest in the U.S.

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Scottsdale (#3) and Tempe (#11) both ranked highly in an annual report on the Healthiest Cities in America.

Recognizing the correlation between fitness and nutrition, Tempe ranked 2nd in Healthy Restaurants per capita.

With almost year-round sunshine and plenty of hiking options, biking trails, golf courses and swimming pools, the Phoenix… Read More

Mixed-use office construction is ramping up in Phoenix

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According to JLL’s Q2 Phoenix Office Insight Report, five new office projects totaling 638,090 square feet broke ground in the second quarter of 2017. One of the five projects is the Camelback Collective, the ±3.62 acre mixed-use project in the prominent Camelback Corridor which will consist of office space and a hotel. This… Read More

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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Phoenix ranked No. 3 “Fastest Growing Tech City”

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Phoenix saw an 188% increase in tech jobs from 2016 to 2017, ranking it third in the nation for tech job growth. Huntsville, AL, and Thousand Oaks, CA, took the top two spots with a 309% increase and 200% increase in tech jobs over the same time period.

The top… Read More

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.

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12 transformations in the retail industry for the next 25 years

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A part of your job as a retailer or shopping center owner is future-proofing your business. But with so much else to do, there’s little time to think about the future. You’re busy just trying to get through the day. Don’t panic. JLL’s new Retailers Guide to the Galaxy… Read More

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.… Read More

Positioning your real estate portfolio to succeed in today’s healthcare environment

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How can we improve the health of our communities, while also reducing costs and maintaining high-quality care? And how will we pay for it? These are the most vexing questions facing healthcare executives nationally and in our local communities.

Typically, the real estate in a healthcare system’s footprint represents one of the largest sources of value—and capital investment—for the system. Drive through Phoenix today and you’ll see more ambulatory facilities, urgent care… Read More