DFW data center market sees dominant enterprise* activity – with increasing cloud interest.
According to JLL’s recently completed Data Center Outlook, 2018 has seen strong demand across all major markets, in both new development and facility expansion. In fact, demand has been insatiable as healthcare, finance,… Read More
While my first visit to Dallas proper was back in 1990, I first visited the northern suburbs in 2006 to visit a friend who had just helped his company relocate from San Diego to Frisco. Stonebriar Mall still smelled new and Preston Road just to the north had quite a few empty, grassy fields interspaced between the occasional bank or restaurant. That visit was the first… Read More
I began my career at The Staubach Company as an intern in the summer of 2008; poor timing, most would agree. My spin, in hindsight, is that I am fortunate to have been able to experience what I hope to be one of the, if not… Read More
Apartment development in DFW has been especially robust during the last few years to accommodate our ongoing growth of 100,000+ jobs each year. We’ve watched the number of apartments under development drift higher as the affordable home building… Read More
JLL Retail’s recently released “Can coworking work at the mall?” report provides great perspective on the potential future of coworking and retail. The study examined 75 retail coworking spaces that take up more than one million square feet… Read More
Balancing opportunity with cost of living
We’ve all been enjoying a robust economy over the last several years – especially in some of the larger markets around the US. In almost all areas, unemployment is extremely low. The last time we saw national… Read More
Growth is in our DNA! Expanding from 2.4 million in 1970, DFW’s population now totals 7.3 million. That is compound annual growth of 2.4 percent over the last 47 years – even after accounting for economic downturns!
Recently, JLL issued a report entitled “Ambitious Thinking: Smart Cities.” The study highlighted a trend across the country that urban areas were gaining a highly educated talent pool faster than the suburbs – and that a large share of these new residents, especially here in Dallas-Fort Worth, reverse commute to take advantage of the preferred urban lifestyle while… Read More