Category Archives: U.S.

Political posturing might not matter, but policies do

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Countdown to election 2016 20+ candidates, 22+ months of campaigning, 24 televised debates/ town halls and more than $1 billion spent and we are down to the last five days of the 2016 election cycle.

The past eight years have been filled with economic ups and downs, but in recent years, success has trounced challenges. GDP has grown by 15.4 percent since 2009, while 15.3 million jobs have been created since 2010 with job creation present… Read More

Chart of the week: How do old and new stadiums match up?

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The last time the cubs won the World Series was in 1908, when the jewel-box stadium design was at the height of its popularity. Since then, we’ve seen various eras of stadium design from classic elements to modern amenities.

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  • Design matters –with the average stadium age today inching past 26 years, ballpark stadium designs need to span
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San Diego law firms remain conservative with their real estate

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2016 U.S. Law Firm Perspective - COVER

Despite rising rents in many U.S. markets, the legal industry can still find opportunities to improve real estate efficiency, according to JLL’s latest annual Law Firm Perspective.  The typical U.S. law firm has sharply reduced its office footprint by 22.2 percent, from an historical average of 976 square feet… Read More

September 2016 employment summary

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us-october-employment-update-2016-jll-1 September was relatively average, but fundamentals are steady
  • September saw 156,000 net new jobs created. While relatively average and not up to the consistent 200,000+ seen throughout much of 2014 and 2015, momentum nevertheless remains.
  • Monthly additions were brought down due to contraction in government and slowdowns in very large sectors such as education and health
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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

U.S. employment data and trends | July 2016

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After May’s sharp slowdown, June bolted back strong with the highest monthly figure seen in eight months.

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Employment growth returns with strength after a very weak May

June saw 287,000 net new jobs added to the U.S.

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2015 was a banner year for post-recession construction activity.

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U.S. constuction

  • 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

Lease Accounting Update [REPORT]

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The Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted on Wednesday November 11, 2015 to approve a set of long-awaited rules requiring companies to account for most leases directly on their balance sheets. Currently, lease obligations are reported within the footnotes of financial statements, as opposed to being included in the actual balance-sheet numbers, which receive the most… Read More

America’s Most Expensive Streets [VIDEO]

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JLL reveals the most expensive streets across the United States, San Diego street ranks as #12

It’s been said there are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location.

The cliché cuts to the chase: location is important and will certainly play a crucial role in a property’s pricing. But today’s investors would do well to memorize the following mantra: location, industry, competition.

JLL’s biennial study of the “Most Expensive Streets” across the United States… Read More