Category Archives: Industrial Services

A comprehensive review of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on commercial property

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Oct. 12, 2017

By: Eli Gilbert, senior vice president, JLL Research

hurricane harvey's impact

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm, August 25, 2017, northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. The slow moving system was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm but would eventually dump an estimated 19 trillion gallons of water… Read More

Industrial demand soars as land constraints stifle supply

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Oct. 3, 2017

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

industrial demand

After a relatively quiet second quarter, Houston’s industrial market returned to its fervent pace in the third quarter. Vacancy and availability decreased, while the market recorded nearly 3 million square feet of positive net absorption, a significant increase from… Read More

Port Houston gaining share of total US TEU volume

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August 17, 2017

By: John Talhelm, senior vice president, JLL Houston

Port HoustonPort-centric submarkets across U.S. cities have seen robust growth and increasing industrial real estate occupancy levels. None more than Houston.

Examining availability of industrial real estate across 14 major North American port markets, Houston showed the largest decline in year-over-year industrial… Read More

Record amount of “big-box” space to deliver in Houston

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July 6, 2017

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

big-box

Houston is rising as a big-box market thanks to strong population growth and the expansion of e-commerce and consumer goods. This year, the market is set to deliver a record seven warehouse and distribution facilities of greater than 400,000 square… Read More

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,Read More

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

industrial market

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

Supply Chain Houston: One size does not fit all

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March 10, 2017

This is the second in a two-part series focused on exploring factors that make Houston a compelling destination for warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers and what each of Houston’s top industrial submarkets have to offer developers and end-users from a supply chain perspective.

As discussed in the first part of this series, Houston makes a strong case as a link in major U.S. and global supply chains. However, the complexity… Read More

Supply Chain Houston: The Case for Logistics in the Bayou City

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March 2, 2017

This is the first in a two-part series exploring factors that make Houston a compelling destination for warehouse, distribution and fulfillment centers, and what each of Houston’s top industrial submarkets have to offer developers and end-users from a supply chain perspective.

Supply chain importance intensifies

Increasing transportation costs, the rising importance of sustainability goals and more demanding service requirements are pushing companies to be closer to their customers. However,… Read More

Strong Year for Industrial Market Ends Quietly

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Jan. 5, 2017

industrial leasingWhile industrial leasing activity was consistently strong over the course of Houston’s economic downturn, the sector experienced a drop-off in transactions at the close of 2016.

The total volume of deals signed in the fourth quarter fell to 1.8 million square feet, below the industrial long-term average of 2.1 million square feet.… Read More

Net Absorption Receives Boost, Underlying Fundamentals Remain Healthy

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Oct. 4, 2016

net absorptionQ3 2016 Houston Industrial Insight & Market Statistics

While its office counterpart deals with an ongoing deluge of sublease space, Houston’s industrial market remains healthy overall. The industrial market experienced a significant jump in absorption in the third quarter, namely due to the delivery of a 3.9 million-square-foot build-to-suit manufacturing… Read More