Category Archives: Texas

Houston makes strides in key piece of life science puzzle

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Aug. 16, 2018

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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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JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer 8th female vice president in Rodeo Houston history

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March 20, 2018

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Wendy Vandeventer, senior vice president retail investment sales, JLL Capital Markets

When the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rolls into town, JLL’s Wendy Vandeventer takes on a second job.

By day, Wendy is a senior vice president of retail investment sales with JLL’s Capital Markets group, but volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been… Read More

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

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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

A comprehensive review of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on commercial property

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Oct. 12, 2017

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 onto Southeast Texas. Harvey wreaked havoc on… 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

West vs. East: The Uneven Impact of Oil Prices on Houston

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April 15, 2016

As the energy capital of the world, Houston has been severely impacted by the prolonged decline in oil and gas prices. The results, however, have not been even across the city.

oil pricesWithin Houston’s industrial market, this has created a distinct geographic delineation between the haves and have nots. The geographic… Read More

JLL Focuses on Cost Savings, Workforce Planning at NAPE

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Feb. 10, 2016

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

derrick with tubesReal estate is typically the second highest cost of business for an energy company and is a crucial element in recruiting and retaining STEM talent. Particularly when times are tough, real estate can be leveraged to significantly improve operations, reduce costs and plan for tomorrow.

JLL’s Energy Practice Group will… Read More

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