Monthly Archives: April 2017

How E-Commerce Increases Demand for Labor

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April 25, 2017

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With e-commerce driving industrial real estate demand nationwide, the need for warehouse labor has also increased dramatically.

From 2010 to 2014, e-commerce was the third most active industrial sector, accounting for 16.1 percent of all “big-box” transactions nationally, just behind traditional retail and consumer non-durables. However, over the last two years,Read More

Retail Supply Shows Signs of Catching Up with Demand

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April 13, 2017

By: Mark Raines, Senior Vice President

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Houston’s retail supply is finally beginning to satiate the red-hot demand of the latest growth cycle.

The city’s retail construction pipeline decreased in the first quarter of this year, settling at 2.7 million square feet. This represents a significant, but ultimately inevitable decrease from the… Read More

Top Benefits of a Partnership for Healthcare Facility Operations (Part 2 of 2)

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April 12, 2017

facility operationsA strategic partnership for facility operations can be an enormous advantage to hospitals and health systems. In part one of this two-part series, we explored the following benefits of forming a partnership for healthcare facility operations:

  1. Reduce occupancy costs
  2. Generate more revenue
  3. Improve capital management
  4. Ensure maintenance of all capital assets, not just
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Industrial Market Normalizing After Furious Pace of Recent Years

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April 4, 2017

By: Jeff Venghaus, executive vice president and industrial lead, JLL Houston

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While Houston’s industrial market remains quite healthy, it is in the process of normalizing following the frenetic pace of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Case in point: First quarter leasing activity declined for the third consecutive quarter, settling at 2.2… Read More