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U.S. Investment Outlook Report | 2Q 2016

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Nine months of bumpiness in the financial markets, driven largely by the slowdown in China, oil pricing and, most recently, the Brexit, continued in Q2, but is showing signs of calming. While this has impacted deal flow in 2016 and uncertainty remains around the upcoming U.S. election, real estate capital markets are starting to normalize after… Read More

Brexit’s potential implications for the U.S. economy and property markets

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The surprise result of the UK’s exit vote has created significant political uncertainty and financial volatility. However: We believe the economic and property market impact for the United States will be relatively small. 

The risk of a renewed financial market crisis is the big concern, but the financial markets have already started to come back after a rout the first two days following the vote. Brexit will not… Read More

National homeownership rates remain near all-time lows

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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to its lowest rate since the fourth quarter of 1967:

Homeownership slides down to 63.5 percent in the first quarter

  • This figure is 30 bps lower quarter-on-quarter; 20 bps lower year-on-year
  • Homeownership rates rose in the Midwest 30 basis points year-on-year, while falling in
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2015 was a banner year for post-recession construction activity.

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  • Office space under construction peaked at 92.8 million square feet.
  • Industrial construction was the shining star as consumer confidence grew.
  • Construction costs increased in primary office markets, driven by skyrocketing labor costs, which motivated growth in secondary markets.

JLL’s Construction Outlook report provides valuable insight into construction trends in the U.S. and JLL San Diego’s PDS Market Lead, Julie… Read More

San Diego employment update │ November 2015 [REPORT]

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San Diego employment continues to increase as total non-farm employment grew by 40,200 jobs, or 2.9 percent year-over-year. The latest employment update highlights the continued trend of employment growth and jobs continuing to be created in the market.

Professional and business services recorded the greatest year-over gain with 10,300 jobs, followed by education and health services which… Read More

Evolving healthcare sector rewards CRE investors

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by Chris Ross, Vice President | Healthcare Practice Group

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Healthcare is one of the most steadily growing and predictable sectors of the economy, and healthcare real estate is attracting high levels of interest from investors of all types – from local private capital to massive healthcare REITs and everything in between. Here’s a look at… Read More

San Diego employment update │ October 2015 [REPORT]

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San Diego employment continues to increase as total non-farm employment grew by 46,9 00 jobs, or 3.4 percent year-over-year. September employment update reports highlight that growth trend is solid and jobs continue to be created in the market.

Professional and business services recorded the greatest year-over gain with 10,700 jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality services increasing by 10,100 jobs. Between the… Read More

Expansionary leasing is driving supply constraints as tenants await 2016 deliveries [REPORT]

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With the economy growing at its fastest pace in the current cycle, employers across industries are adding jobs, especially in urban and dense markets where talent is migrating. As a result, expansionary activity remained the dominant driver of leasing in the third quarter, accounting for 57.9 percent of lease transactions.

This growth has left primary markets challenged by significant supply constraints, creating a competitive environment for tenants, with higher costs and fewer options. However, secondary… Read More

Q3 2015 San Diego Office Market Statistics: Rents continue to rise as absorption remains muted

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Our Quarterly Office Statistics reports provide detailed office real estate leasing data for the various metro areas we cover on a quarterly basis. Data includes inventory, completions, vacancy, rents, absorption, and new construction for buildings at the overall metro and submarket level categorized by class.

Click here for more market insight on our San Diego research group… Read More