Yearly Archives: 2014

The decline in oil prices, “bah humbug”…

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In the last few months, oil prices have declined significantly. At first, we barely noticed the shift beyond slightly lower prices at the pump. More recently, the slide has been pronounced as the benchmark West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) dropped from a 2014-high of $106 per barrel in June to $55.00 just last week.

While this is an important national topic, the concern here in Texas is palpable. To borrow from the Dickens’ classic, this… Read More

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It just ain’t no fun anymore

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Last week I attended the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) research conference in Denver. The mood was energized and the content was excellent. It covered a good deal of ground to address the current health of retail, e-commerce impacts, and changes that could potentially “revolutionize” the industry.

Deborah Weinswig, Executive Director and Head of Global Retail Research and Intelligence for Fung Business Intelligence Centre, kicked-off the sessions by asking, “What has happened to retail?… Read More

Jeff Staubach: It’s Time to Ask Myself, #amiold?

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Last week I presented at our new hire orientation and told a story about sending a book to a client.  I got blank stares and a room full of confused faces, so I joked, “Books…it’s when a bunch of paper is bound together with a cover…you can buy them in stores.”

That’s when I realized that at 39 (not 40…yet), maybe I’m getting old.  These fresh-faced 20-somethings looked a little embarrassed for me and whispers… Read More

We’re not in bubble territory

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JLL’s fourth annual High-Technology Office Outlook is a comprehensive study of one of the most innovative and dynamic industries in the United States, its impact on local economies, and the growth generated within the commercial real estate sector. This report highlights the various drivers that impact the growth and sustainability of the industry, the characteristics of 34 markets that have lent to the growth of local high-tech clusters, and the implications of this growth… Read More

Drop and give us 22

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For the past 12 years Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) has organized events to bring the North Texas community together on September 11 for Freedom Day.  It’s an inspiring day of service to honor the lives tragically lost on September 11, 2001.  Last year JLL Dallas joined the efforts and painted the halls of the Atwell School in south Dallas.

JLL Managing Director Steve Thelen said, “It was a rewarding and memorable day, so of course we wanted… Read More

AUDIO: Paul Whitman talks commercial real estate on PlayMakers

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JLL DFW markets President Paul Whitman recently hit the radio waves with Steve Klein, host of PlayMakers on KAAM 770 AM, to discuss the commercial real estate market in Dallas-Fort Worth and how much the city has changed since he got his start in the business over 40 years ago.

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In the industrial market, it’s all about perspective

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Luftaufnahme von MonheimThe headlines are all talking about the construction going on in the Dallas-Fort Worth industrial market, currently there is about 16.6 million square feet underway.  That’s not a record breaking number, but it’s a good bit above the historic norm of about 10 million square feet per year.

The thing is, the number seems justified given that since 2010,… Read More

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From cotton fields to high-rises

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When I read Mark Newman’s recent blog entitled “Fresh Concepts in Urban Core,” it made me think how the Legacy/Frisco corridor is rapidly evolving from a nationally known corporate business park into a true live, work, play community with the vision EDS had when they purchased their land… Read More

Q&A with JLL’s Jeff Eckert and Blake Shipley

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic and cyclical industry.  Here landlord leasing experts Jeff Eckert and Blake Shipley analyze the trends that are driving leasing activity and the changing landscape of the office market.

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Q: People in the commercial real estate industry continue to reference Dallas’ historic over-building pattern in the office sector. Do you see this pattern happening againRead More

Fresh concepts in the urban core

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JLL's Mark Newman

JLL’s Mark Newman

Last October when Gables Residential announced that its new development in Uptown would be anchored by a Whole Foods Market, it probably surprised and thrilled the 20-somethings living in the trendy neighborhood. But it doesn’t take long to figure out why the Austin-based grocer would move into our urban core, engage street level foot-traffic along McKinney Avenue… Read More

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