Category Archives: Retail

These three things were crucial to grocer success in 2017

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March 14, 2018

Grocery openings decreased 28.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 as some grocers reined in expansion plans – a trend echoed loudly in Texas.

While Texas remains one of the hottest states for grocery expansion, the amount of new supermarkets in the state decreased to 1.2 million square feet last year, down from 3 million square feet in 2016.

Increasing competition, shifting consumer habits and the pervasive nature of technology, had several… Read More

Categories: Retail, Texas.

Bank branches dwindle as technology optimizes user experience

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March 1, 2018


Two themes dominate the banking real estate landscape: mobility and optimization.

Thanks to a trend started during the recession and the advent of financial technology, banks large and small are consolidating and no institution is immune to this evolution. The net number of branches in the U.S. declined from 91,900 in… Read More

Houston retail to innovate in response to dynamic retail climate

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Jan. 24, 2018

By: Simmi Jaggi, senior vice president, JLL Houston

experience-based retailers

With strong projections for population growth and home sales, Houston retail will continue to thrive in 2018 – albeit at more sustainable levels than the past two years. That said, the retail sector is set to look much different in the future,… Read More

Internet-resistant retailers expand while others catch their breath

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Oct. 19, 2017

By: Mark Raines, senior vice president, JLL Houston


Houston retail remains healthy as it settles into a new and more sustainable normal following the frenetic game of catch-up from the last three years.

During the third quarter, leasing activity decreased to 1.5 million square feet while some retailers paused to evaluate strategies… 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

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

JLL’s Disposition Services team on malls, internet resistance and fast food

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June 7, 2017

Our brokerage platform continues to expand, and last month industry veterans Donna Kolius, Pierce Owens and Kaylie Walker joined JLL in Houston. The team focuses on multi-market dispositions, national portfolio strategies, and sale leasebacks for corporations, private equity firms, real estate investment trusts, investors and retailers.

They recently returned from ICSC RECon. Here’s what they had to say about some key takeaways from the shopping center industry’s largest convention.… Read More

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