Category Archives: Industrial

Common real estate pitfalls energy companies should avoid (Part 3)

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Feb. 9, 2018

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

This is the third in a three-part series examining common real estate pitfalls energy companies should avoid. JLL’s Global Energy Practice Group will share market insights and real estate expertise with energy companies at the 2018 NAPE Summit, Feb. 8-9, in Houston. Visit us at booth 3111. 

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Common real estate pitfalls energy companies should avoid (Part 2)

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Feb. 8, 2018

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

This is the second in a three-part series examining common real estate pitfalls energy companies should avoid. JLL’s Global Energy Practice Group will share market insights and real estate expertise with energy companies at the 2018 NAPE Summit, Feb. 8-9, in Houston. Visit us at booth 3111.

Common real estate pitfall #1. 

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Healthy industrial demand spurs new development across Houston

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Jan. 3, 2018

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

industrial users

Sustained demand from industrial users is spurring new developments across Houston, and they are bigger than ever.

Five new buildings broke ground in the fourth quarter of 2017, and 4.6 million square feet of industrial space is currently under construction. The increase in big-box groundbreakings at year-end helped reverse a six quarter… Read More

The latest on O&G’s impact on Houston commercial property

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Nov. 8, 2017

Contrary to the market as a whole, construction activity is increasing in the southeast industrial submarket in anticipation of petrochemical plants coming online in 2018.

Energy-related employment reached an inflection point in 2017, with office positions increasing despite the low-price environment. In Houston, energy employment increased… Read More

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