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Q4 2014 San Diego Office Market Statistics: Market dynamics pave the way for speculative construction

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The San Diego economy continues to add jobs with November having the largest annual job growth so far this year.

Q4 Highlights:



  • San Diego added 43,000 jobs in the last twelve months, the highest level for 2014. Office-using Professional and Business Services super-sector reported the largest employment gains over the year, adding 13,300 jobs.
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When it comes to the customer experience, renovation is inevitable

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Perhaps no category has undergone a more radical transformation than retail has in recent years. Near-global access to the Internet and speedy adoption rates of smartphones have spawned countless changes to the way we shop and how retailers compete. With a recent US Census report putting e-commerce at less than 6% of overall sales, the in-store experience is as important as ever. Customers are expecting the same experience as they shop across… Read More

Bigger is better and slow & steady: Today’s shipping headlines will impact tomorrow’s industrial real estate markets

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Larger vessels allow carriers to maximize efficiencies and therefore lower per-container expenditures, which has resulted in an industry-wide push to go bigger. Although, larger vessels and mega-alliances suggest fewer ships in the water and less frequent port calls. Resulting in carriers choosing industrial corridors with excellent connectivity to inland ports and those seaports able to quickly (and efficiently) off-load cargo. Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn how shipping trends could impact the industrial real estate market.

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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

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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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

Top U.S. Life Sciences Clusters Revealed: Did Your City Make the List?

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JLL’s third annual Global Life Sciences Cluster Report was released this week at the 2014 Bio International Convention, a global conference of the life science industry held at the San Diego Convention Center this year, June 23-26. Cities like Boston, San Francisco and San Diego are at the top of the U.S. life sciences clusters list because… Read More

Building a better mousetrap: Building features todays’ e-commerce users want

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As the e-commerce model evolves major retailers are opening new fulfillment centers concentrating more on the consumer experience through all available shopping channels.  Fulfillment centers larger than 500,000 square feet are popping up in markets that offer access to the nation’s key population hubs.  Space-utilization varies from company to company but there are certain features that today’s business-to-consumer users want.  Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn more about the building… Read More