Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ship-from-store fulfillment: The industrial bridge of retail

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As consumer shopping habits evolve, retailers are striving to integrate physical stores and the virtual marketplace.  Creating a balance between multiple channels is a goal many retailers are planning to implement over the next few years.  The benefits involved in merging the gap are increased customer flexibility, reduced shipping costs, increased sales, etc.  Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn how e-commerce fulfillment centers are bridging the gap between the consumer and the retailer.

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The two sides of rent growth: One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor

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With annual net absorption up 17 percent and the total U.S. vacancy rate nearing a 7.5 percent periodic low, we are no doubt pushing towards a landlord’s market. The greatest rent increases are occurring in the high-octane logistics corridors such as the Inland Empire, New Jersey and Dallas. The bottom line is that industrial property owners will see increasing rents from tightening market fundamentals. It will be broad across many markets since… Read More

AMC renovation brings theaters back to life

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Been to the movies lately? If so, you may have seen one of the new AMC theaters … which aren’t technically new, but have been dramatically renovated to create better movie-going experiences. Watch the video below to see how enhancements like better consessions and incredibly comfortable seats have helped AMC increase ticket sales—and why they worked with JLL to pull off the project spanning more than 130 sites.

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San Diego gains back all jobs lost during the recession, but the jobs are different

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Four reasons 2014 will be “The year of the distribution center”

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Industrial markets nationwide have been recovering for almost four full years, with 15 consecutive quarters of positive net absorption.  Last year marked a five-year net absorption high with 168 million square feet, and current forecasts suggest it could top 180 million square feet in 2014.  Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn the four trends driving this momentum.

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JLL Acquires Healthcare Project Management Leader CLEO Construction Management

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Acquisition meets growing needs of healthcare facilities with expanded, specialized real estate services in West

As owners of healthcare facilities increasingly pursue expansions and renovations to meet the growth demands of their patient communities, JLL (NYSE: JLL) is expanding its healthcare-focused real estate services by acquiring CLEO Construction Management (CLEO), a prominent construction project management services firm that specializes in medical facilities. The transaction will enable JLL, already a leading provider of… Read More

Measuring diversity: More than just technology and defense companies in San Diego

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It’s a mad, mad portfolio world: Aggregators drive pricey premiums

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Market fundamentals continue to support aggressive underwriting for industrial portfolios as ‘aggregators’ pursue opportunities to build scale.  Year-over-year portfolio transactions have increased more than 60 percent.  The momentum is escalating and leading to bigger deals.  As the number of desirable portfolio offerings narrows in 2014, single property trades are expected to progressively increase.  Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn more about the increase in portfolio sales.

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Speculative construction: Who has the most to lift?

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U.S. speculative development is increasing across the country with an emphasis on the west coast.  Speculative developers have focused their attention to the consistent net absorption gains in gateway markets, a dwindling supply of large blocks of Class A space and build-to-suit activity.  By geography, the West has the highest speculative to total construction ratio with 66 percent, followed by central and then the east.  Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn more about U.S.… Read More