1. M&A activity will disrupt the playing field and increase barriers to entry for newcomers.
Mergers and acquisitions in the data center sector surged in 2016, a trend that is on pace to continue throughout 2017. The industry is consolidating as well-known providers increasingly set their bidding sights on well-known co-location… Read More
A battered office market remained just that in the fourth quarter of 2016. Despite the first decrease in Houston’s office sublease inventory in two years, weak leasing activity and negative net absorption in the city’s largest submarkets all but assured the overall office market would record its second consecutive year of… Read More
After 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 significant amount considering… Read More
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 third quarter of… Read More
Holiday sales figures generally grow or shrink in line with the U.S. economy. Just as the U.S. GDP has shown slow, steady growth since the end of the recession, so too have holiday sales. Last year’s holiday sales grew by 3.2 percent. This year’s growth is expected to be between 3.5 and… Read More
By: Steve Burkett, Executive Vice President, JLL Houston
While the U.S. economy has managed to remain relatively stable despite global economic uncertainty, decelerating AmLaw 100 gross revenue has left law firms looking for ways to increase revenue and lower costs. One way to do that is in the efficiency of… Read More