Category Archives: Retail

The Impact of Low Oil Prices: Upstream, Midstream & Downstream

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Nov. 15, 2016

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

How is the energy downturn affecting CRE decisions by companies in each energy sector? What are the implications for the future?

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The energy downturn has hit the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry the hardest. Exploration & Production (E&P) companies in the… Read More

Cost Conscious and Efficient: A Profile of the Back-to-School Shopper

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August 4, 2016


Back-to-school shopping is an economic event with a sizeable impact on the economy. To get a sense of how shoppers go about their spending, JLL surveyed nearly 2,000 consumers nationwide. According to JLL’s survey, back-to-school shoppers, like many other consumers, are looking for quality and convenience at prices they can afford.

The cost of goods is of supreme importance to this cost-conscious group… Read More

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Retail Activity Bucks Metro Trends

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July 27, 2016

By: Mark Raines, Senior Vice President, JLL Houston Retail Lead

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Undeterred by low oil prices, development and leasing activity within Houston’s retail sector remain strong through mid-year.

With more than 3.6 million square feet of space under construction in the second quarter, Houston leads the nation in retail development activity. Strong demand for new retail space led to the highest quarter for… Read More

Categories: Houston, Research, Retail.

Houston’s Retail Sector Remains Resilient

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June 10, 2016

Houston's retail sectorTim Hopper, chief economist for TIAA, recently led an economic discussion hosted by JLL’s Retail Capital Markets experts in Houston, Texas. Approximately thirty retail owners from across the city gathered to hear from Hopper on economic topics that ranged from the impending ‘Brexit’ referendum in the U.K. to the reverse of capital from emerging to developed markets. The evening also… Read More

What’s in store for Houston retail?

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May 18, 2016

By: Mark Raines, Senior Vice President, JLL Houston

Houston retailWhile office and multifamily markets in Houston have been negatively impacted by the effects of the prolonged downturn in oil prices, a more diversified economy than in the past has helped shield other Houston real estate sectors, retail being… Read More

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