Category Archives: Industrial Services

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

The Top 10 US Distribution Markets

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August 26, 2016

Distribution Markets

Rising transportation costs and demanding service requirements are pushing companies closer to their customers. As a result, real estate decisions about distribution warehouses are increasingly crucial.

When it comes to supply chain optimization, companies must ultimately make site selection decisions that pin their strategy to the ground. JLL Industrial Research identified 32 specific metrics to evaluate and rank industrial market performance from… Read More

Q2 2016 Houston Industrial Insight & Market Statistics

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July 6, 2016

industrial marketIndustrial market remains steady through mid-year

The Houston industrial market maintained solid fundamentals in the second quarter of 2016 despite notable headwinds in the overall Houston economy.

Although some companies are postponing expansion until things in Houston improve overall, consumer goods – driven by population growth and high retail demand – has compelled leasingRead More

Reverse Logistics: The Hidden Cost of E-Commerce

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June 9, 2016

reverse logisticsWith increasing online and mobile commerce, returns, and the amount of capital spent on reverse logistics strategies, are an unmistakable and a potentially growing friction point in the supply chain.

A fall 2015 report from the National Retail Federation cites that 49 percent of retailers offer free return shipping. Earlier this year, a Sedlak Management Consultant blog cited a Gartner Inc. survey… Read More

Vigavi Breaks Ground on New Design Build Project in La Porte, Texas

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June 2, 2016

Vigavi breaks ground

Left to right: Richard Quarles (JLL), Harry Cantrell (Financial Advisor for HydroTex), Preston Yaggi (Lee & Associates), Bill Cronauer (HydroTex), Jim Shaffer (HydroTex), Vidal Ramirez (Allegiance Bank), Troy Lovett (Vigavi) and Terry Kennedy (Munson Kennedy Partnership).

Yesterday, Vigavi Realty broke ground on a new design build project at Fairmont Industrial Center, located at 11802 Fairmont… Read More

Port Cameron, LLC Announces New 500-acre Deep-water Staging Port

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May 25, 2016

By: Mark Nicholas, Executive Vice President, JLL Houston

Port Cameron

(Left to Right) Mike Falgout, Ted Falgout and Will Belton, of the Port Cameron team, field questions about the project.

Port Cameron, LLC has announced it will develop a new deep-water staging port in Cameron, Louisiana. The first phase of construction will encompass 500 acres, with an additional 750… Read More

Meet JLL Houston’s 2016 Heavy Hitters

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May 20, 2016

Each year the local business journal sets out to identify some of the highest performing commercial real estate brokers in town. This year, four of our top producers were named Heavy Hitters. Combined, these top achievers have billions of dollars’ worth of transactions, tens of millions of square feet, and more than a century of experience under their belts. We’re proud to have them as part of the JLL… Read More

Vigavi Realty Breaks Ground on Tidal Tank Regional Center

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March 23, 2016

Vigavi realty breaks ground on Tidal Tank regional center.

Left to right: Jason Whittington (NAI Partners), David Brown (Tidal Tank), John Romain (Sprint Industrial Holdings), Sandy Scott (Sprint Industrial Holdings), Luis Villarreal (Vigavi), Terry Kennedy (Munson Kennedy), Troy Lovett (Vigavi), and Richard Quarles (JLL).

Yesterday, Vigavi Realty broke ground on a new industrial build-to-suit project in Thompson Ten… Read More

Nearing Completion, the Panama Canal Expansion

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March 21, 2016

By: John Talhelm, Senior Vice President, JLL Houston

The Panama Canal Expansion and the Port of HoustonThe Panama Canal expansion is without a doubt a global “game changer.”

Upon completion, it promises to deliver cost savings to companies needing to quickly transport goods and materials to market. This is increasingly important as organizations seek to stay competitive by operating the most cost-effective and… Read More