Venture capitalists invested $1.05 billion in global construction technology (ConTech) in the first half of 2018. The investment volume of 2018 is already up nearly 30 percent over the 2017 total – and there’s still another six months left in the year. ConTech’s growth is enticing to users and investors alike, with investment growth actually outpacing overall tech startup investment growth in the United States.
As record levels of large-scale, offshore-driven acquisitions catalyze investment, strong capital demand seeking product and yield. The following are highlights from the Industrial section of JLL’s Q2 U.S. Investment Outlook.
Tightening market boosting industrial investor sentiment, as near- and mid-term leasing fundamentals support continued rental growth
- Year-to-date, net absorption is at 102.9 million square feet with 83.6 million square feet of completions—an indication that tenant activity is outpacing new supply and more rent growth is likely.
Second quarter investment further supports secular shifts in the institutionalization of the industrial sector
- Private investors and equity funds pursuing regional portfolio acquisitions, accounting for nearly 70.0 percent of respective trades this quarter.
When the story of James Robertson, the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to his factory job every day, made national headlines, America’s heartstrings unraveled. The result was a record-breaking fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com, pulling down nearly $350,000 in donations that bought Robertson a new car and set him up with an apartment in a safer part of town.
As seen in the Motor City, “crowdfunding”—raising money from a widely dispersed pool of donors or investors, usually on the Internet—has created a whole new avenue for causes, charities, startups and even bigger companies to raise capital. But can it work to lure investors for skyscraper-sized projects? Sure enough, crowdfunding is already being used to fund some commercial real estate projects. But with billions of dollars at stake, risks abound.… Read More
JLL’s Phoenix industrial expert, Mark Detmer, reveals that investors short on industrial properties in their portfolio are hunting for stock.
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Mark Detmer, Managing Director and Head of West Coast Industrial Capital Markets, shared his thoughts with Commercial Executive Magazine on the current state of Phoenix‘s Industrial market.
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Retail transaction volume may have been down in the beginning of 2013, but now the market is busier than ever. JLL is predicting an uptick in retail investment sales by at least 10 percent in 2013, with investors who had formerly been focused on Class A properties moving up the risk spectrum to those B and C assets in search of higher yields. JLL breaks down who’s buying, where, and why.
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