Category Archives: Technology

Houston makes strides in key piece of life science puzzle

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Aug. 16, 2018

life science

Last year, life sciences venture capital in Houston was up 300 percent over 2016 levels. The city also recorded increases in both life sciences employment and the number of life sciences establishments. Still, Houston has a ways to go before it contends with other, more established life science clusters.

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Real estate a savings vehicle for healthcare systems facing increasing cost pressures

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May 8, 2018

Chris Wadley

Houston healthcare real estate expert Chris Wadley recently joined the Houston office of JLL as Senior Vice President and Houston Healthcare Lead.

Chris will oversee the growth of our Houston Healthcare Practice, including tenant representation, agency leasing, capital markets transactions and construction management for hospitals, health systems, life… Read More

Bank branches dwindle as technology optimizes user experience

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March 1, 2018

banking

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 data center market displays resiliency, provides opportunity

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Feb. 13, 2018

data center market

Houston data centers showcased incredible strength throughout Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing disaster. All facilities in the area weathered the storm as designed, with no direct impact.

Since then, Houston’s healthcare sector has given a lift to the market, resulting in modest positive absorption at year-end. Nonetheless, speculative development… Read More

Five surprising places to find tech talent

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June 23, 2017

tech hubs

The war for talent is competitive. And in the world of tech, it’s downright fierce.

Particularly in powerhouse tech hubs like Silicon Valley and San Francisco, historically low unemployment levels have made it even more difficult for tech companies looking to hire.

While leveraged and expensive tech pools have created barriers… 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

Categories: Office, Research, Technology.

Affordability, Diversity Drive Houston Tech Opportunity

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Oct. 24, 2016

houston tech

Nothing demonstrates an industry’s momentum like its physical expansion across real estate markets.

In recent years, technology companies have driven the most leasing activity nationwide, averaging 22.3 percent of large-block leasing. Banking and finance companies follow distantly with 10.3 percent of leasing activity since the third quarter of 2014.

Over the… Read More

Categories: Houston, JLL, Research, Technology.

3 Frequently Asked Questions When Considering an Office Move

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August 8, 2016

office move

Whatever your reasons for considering an office move, the process can be daunting and filled with uncertainty.

How far in advance should we be thinking about an office move?

Who should be involved in the process?

How do we determine what we need?

Amid all these unknowns, one thing is certain: you need to plan for the future even if you can’t predict… Read More

Categories: Brokerage, JLL, Technology.