Category Archives: Agency Leasing

Houston Skyline reveals flight-to-quality despite anemic office market

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August 3, 2017

When it comes to premium office space it seems there’s always a market for it, even in an economic downturn. Despite consolidations, space give-backs and record sublease levels, Houston’s Skyline office buildings are still outperforming the market, commanding top dollar and capturing the lion’s share of leasing activity.

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By the numbers:

  • At 19.5 percent, Houston’s Skyline vacancy remains below the market-wide office vacancy
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Weak tenant demand continues drag on Houston office market

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July 5, 2017

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

tenant demandWeak tenant demand driven by ongoing uncertainty in the oil and gas industry continues to be a drag on Houston’s office market.

State of the office market

Houston continues to see more of the languid leasing activity that has come… Read More

Houston’s Skyline is Characterized by Contradictions

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June 29, 2016

By: Eli Gilbert, Vice President of Research, JLL Houston

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Houston’s Skyline is characterized by contradictions as tenants and landlords alike remain cautious in the face of continuing market volatility and unease over oil prices. A 37 percent drop in leasing activity in 2015 set the stage for modest negative absorption to start 2016, yet asking rents remain near all-time highs. Sublease… Read More

Skyline Micromarkets Outperform U.S. Office Market

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June 24, 2016

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Skyline Micromarkets Across the Country Outperform U.S. Office Market

Demand for creative space may have shifted the market’s landscape, but quality and location remain key drivers in real estate decision making. As a result, Skyline micromarkets across the country remain coveted locations that outperform the office market in general.

Skyline buildings, defined as the top-tier (Trophy, A+ and A) office buildings withinRead More

Six Best Practices from JLL’s Expanded Agency Leasing Team

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Feb. 12, 2016

In the fourth quarter of 2015, JLL Houston announced the expansion of its Agency Leasing group with the addition of four new professionals: John Pruitt, Eric Siegrist, J.P. Hutcheson and Jessica Ochoa.

Joining Chrissy Wilson and Russell Hodges, the addition of the four-person team raised JLL’s Agency Leasing portfolio in Houston to 13.5 million square feet.

We had the chance to ask them their top piece of advice for owners and… Read More