Monthly Archives: December 2016

Houston Sublease Inventory Decreases for First Time in Two Years

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Dec. 21, 2016

sublease inventoryAfter growing by a net of 3.5 million square feet in 2016, Houston’s sublease inventory recently decreased by 5 percent following an uptick in leasing activity and ConocoPhillips’ decision to relocate their headquarters to Energy Center IV.

The fourth quarter of 2016 has seen four multi-floor subleases signed, a significant amount considering… Read More

Smaller Cities, Bigger Growth: Finding Tech Companies Where You Least Expect

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Dec. 13, 2016

tech companies

No longer sequestered on the West Coast, the technology industry has been growing in cities nationwide.

Across the country, tech companies have consistently driven the most leasing activity in recent years, averaging 22.3 percent of large-block leasing. Banking and finance companies follow distantly, comprising 10.3 percent of leasing activity since the third quarter of… Read More

Categories: Office, Research, Technology.

JLL among Best Corporate Citizens on Forbes JUST 100 List

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Dec. 7, 2016

just-100-v2Doing good is good business, and we’re leading the way in our industry.

JLL has been named to the inaugural JUST 100 list compiled by Forbes magazine and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that studies corporate behavior. The list ranks U.S. public companies based on workplace, ethics and corporate citizenship issues. JLL was recognized as the top performing… Read More

Categories: Awards, JLL.

Lack of Construction Labor a Challenge across US Markets

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Dec. 2, 2016

By: John Roberts, Executive Vice President, JLL Houston

construction labor

With both construction and overall U.S. unemployment rates near record lows, and development volumes at cycle highs, a lack of construction labor continues to be a challenge in all U.S. markets.

Skilled labor job openings have increased nationally, yet gone unfilled for longer than the U.S.… Read More

Categories: Research.