Category Archives: Research

Investors look to Houston despite continued slowdown

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Oct. 2, 2017

By: Ronnie Deyo, executive vice president and office team lead, JLL Houston

total vacancyDespite Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation, Houston’s office properties fared relatively well, with less than 60 office buildings reporting damage from the storm. As a result, the office market, by-and-large, stayed its course through the close of… Read More

Houston’s CBD overtakes Energy Corridor for most sublease space in the US

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August 23, 2017

Houston's CBD

Houston’s CBD has surpassed the Energy Corridor for most sublease space in the market, and subsequently, the U.S.

Following Enbridge’s 294,000-square-foot addition to the sublease market, total sublease inventory in the CBD sits at more than 2.5 million square feet or 23 percent of the indirect market.

The addition also… 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

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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Retail rebalances as growth cycle matures

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July 25, 2017

By: Mark Raines, senior vice president, JLL Houston

fast casual

With a maturing demand cycle and almost 4.1 million square feet of space under construction, Houston’s retail landscape is stabilizing from the record-setting pace of the last several quarters.

Pent-up demand from years of strong population growth and muted retail construction have driven rapid… 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

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