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
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
Maricopa County grew by 81,360 residents between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, the largest population gain in the nation. Harris County, Texas, had the second-largest net migration, growing by 56,587 people over the same time period.
The city of Phoenix added approximately 32,113 residents over the same time… Read More
Phoenix’s population rose from nearly 4.2 million to more than 4.6 million from 2010 to 2016 based on new population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Metro Phoenix averaged a total net increase of over 1,436 persons per week over that time period.
Of the top ten metro areas… Read More
The banking model of yesterday was all about the brand with the most locations—the “bricks”. Today, banks are measured by how effectively they deliver remote, anytime, anywhere access to their customers—the “clicks.”
The days of the bank branch being the most immediate and visible way customers interact with banks are… Read More
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
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
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
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
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