Category Archives: Office

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.

Houston skyline

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

The human experience in the future of work

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June 16, 2017

human experienceThe world of work is changing and the landscape of real estate has evolved. What was once about acquiring and managing buildings has become a strategic lever for transformation, enabling organizations to achieve broader business agendas. Relationships between organizations and the people they serve, employ and partner with are… 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… Read More

Houston Sublease Inventory Decreases for First Time in Two Years

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Dec. 21, 2016

sublease inventoryAfter growing by a net of 3.5 million square feet in 2016, Houston’s sublease inventory recently decreased by 5 percent following an uptick in leasing activity and ConocoPhillips’ decision to relocate their headquarters to Energy Center IV.

The fourth quarter of 2016 has seen four multi-floor subleases signed, a… Read More

Smaller Cities, Bigger Growth: Finding Tech Companies Where You Least Expect

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Dec. 13, 2016

tech companies

No longer sequestered on the West Coast, the technology industry has been growing in cities nationwide.

Across the country, tech companies have consistently driven the most leasing activity in recent years, averaging 22.3 percent of large-block leasing. Banking and finance companies follow distantly, comprising 10.3 percent of leasing activity since the… Read More

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