Category Archives: Employment and jobs

How E-Commerce Increases Demand for Labor

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April 25, 2017

e-commerce

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, not only hasRead More

Thriving Retail in Houston’s Master-Planned Communities

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Feb. 22, 2017

Houston's master-planned communities

Houston continues to be one of the strongest retail markets in the U.S. The city’s retail sector saw record amounts of development and absorption throughout 2016.

This comes as a surprise to many outside of the Houston metro whose perception is that the drop in oil prices has negatively impacted every aspect… Read More

CRE Strategies for the “New Normal” of the Oil & Gas Industry

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Feb. 13, 2017

By: Bruce Rutherford, International Director of JLL’s Global Energy Practice Group

Oil & Gas Industry

Surviving the downturn has been the name of the game with layoffs, bankruptcies, and mergers and acquisitions dominating energy headlines in recent years. Subleasing excess space has been the primary option for reducing CRE costs, but additional coping strategies exist.

JLL’s… Read More

West vs. East: The Uneven Impact of Oil Prices on Houston

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April 15, 2016

As the energy capital of the world, Houston has been severely impacted by the prolonged decline in oil and gas prices. The results, however, have not been even across the city.

oil pricesWithin Houston’s industrial market, this has created a distinct geographic delineation between the haves and have nots. The geographic boundary that has… Read More