Yearly Archives: 2018

Meet JLL Houston’s 2017 Top 10 Producers (Part 1)

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April 12, 2018

This is the first in a two-part series featuring our Top 10 Houston producers, based on 2017 revenue. Tune in next week for part two, in which we’ll celebrate five more of our top producers.   

We celebrate our colleagues for their drive to deliver beyond what’s expected. Our Top 10 Producers have transacted billions of dollars worth of deals, tens of millions of square feet, and bring more than… Read More

Tenant requirements drive new status quo for Houston industrial market

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April 5, 2018

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

big box distribution space

Tenant requirements for high-quality, big box distribution space continue to drive change in Houston’s industrial market.

Approximately 6.7 million square feet of industrial space is under construction across the metro. This represents a significant uptick from the 3.8… Read More

Lease concessions plateau having peaked in Houston’s soft office market

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April 4, 2018

By: Ronnie Deyo, executive vice president and office team lead, JLL Houston

lease concessions

Sluggish tenant demand to start the year meant more of the same for Houston’s office market in all but one respect: lease concessions. Following years of growth, lease concessions, such as free rent and tenant improvement allowances, areRead More

Women who rock real estate

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March 30, 2018

As National Women’s History month comes to a close, we’d like to introduce you to a few of the talented women who make up JLL Houston. JLL has long been a leader in diversity and inclusion. We know it is the diverse skill sets, perspectives and backgrounds of our people that make us great. Reinforcing our commitment to diversity, we were recently named one of the NAFE Top Companies… Read More

JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer 8th female vice president in Rodeo Houston history

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March 20, 2018

rodeo houston

Wendy Vandeventer, senior vice president retail investment sales, JLL Capital Markets

When the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rolls into town, JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer takes on a second job.

By day, Wendy is a senior vice president of retail investment sales with JLL’s Capital Markets group, but volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been… Read More

These three things were crucial to grocer success in 2017

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March 14, 2018

Grocery openings decreased 28.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 as some grocers reined in expansion plans – a trend echoed loudly in Texas.

While Texas remains one of the hottest states for grocery expansion, the amount of new supermarkets in the state decreased to 1.2 million square feet last year, down from 3 million square feet in 2016.

Increasing competition, shifting consumer habits and the pervasive nature of technology, had several… Read More

Categories: Retail, Texas.

Bank branches dwindle as technology optimizes user experience

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March 1, 2018

banking

Two themes dominate the banking real estate landscape: mobility and optimization.

Thanks to a trend started during the recession and the advent of financial technology, banks large and small are consolidating and no institution is immune to this evolution. The net number of branches in the U.S. declined from 91,900 in… Read More

Houston data center market displays resiliency, provides opportunity

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Feb. 13, 2018

data center market

Houston data centers showcased incredible strength throughout Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing disaster. All facilities in the area weathered the storm as designed, with no direct impact.

Since then, Houston’s healthcare sector has given a lift to the market, resulting in modest positive absorption at year-end. Nonetheless, speculative development… Read More