Monthly Archives: May 2016

In Memory and Appreciation this Memorial Day Weekend

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By: JLL Dallas Carry the Load photo

Many backyards, parks and pools will be full of families and friends coming together this weekend. Time will slow down, and many of us will have an extra day to spend with those we love.

Monday is also a day of remembrance. A time to honor the lives of the brave men and women who have died in service to the United… Read More

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Chart of the Week: As Dallas’ Current Office Pipeline Ramps Up… a Bit of History

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By: Walter Bialas

The question has been coming up often these days about where office development stands in this cycle.  A recent D Real Estate blog post articulated this question, but came up short of an answer.  From our perspective, the office construction pipeline is beginning to feel pretty frothy.  In the last few week we’ve updated our under construction / soon to break ground numbers a few times a week – and that number… Read More

Chart of the Week: New Urban Core Apartments Performing Well; Remain at Healthy Lease-Up Rate

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By: Walter Bialas

We continue to watch our local multifamily development market.  Because construction is still near all-time highs, it is good to take its pulse from time to time to understand market momentum and direction.

Last year, we profiled the CBD and Uptown areas and looked at how the newer properties (those delivered after 2000) were performing – as well as how lease-up and rent were faring in the newest deliveries.  At that time, occupancy… Read More

Adaptive Reuse – Innovatively Transforming Our Built Environment

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By: Walter Bialas

In anticipation of this blog, I started thinking about exactly what was “innovation”.  Of course it is often a new method or idea that can revolutionize – be it a tool or a process, it is commonly applied to technology these days.  Innovation is much more than that.  Social innovation can transform the way we look at the world – and disruptive innovation, in its truest sense, can turn what we know… Read More

The Grocery List: What’s Impacting the Market in Texas

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By: Clay Smith 

Grocery stores are always getting a better understanding of the priorities of their core customers. Convenience, value and service are the top reasons people shop where they shop. However, those priorities are expanding.

The focus has shifted away from simply providing a “one size fits all” solution toward a customized strategy to attract a cross-section of customers — from the everyday shopper to experienced foodie. By doing… Read More

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Chart of the Week: What’s Driving Uptown’s Rent Premiums

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By: Walter Bialas

We are in a period where rents are rising fast.  Based on our quarterly stats, Class A rates are up 6.4% in the last year for Dallas overall.  While that’s an amazing number, it is even higher in some of the popular submarkets (like 8.1% in Uptown).

JLL Senior Vice President Brooke Armstrong made the observation that Uptown has been moving particularly fast and that the buildings delivered at the end of the last… Read More

An interactive look at Q1 2016 Dallas office market statistics

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By: JLL Dallas Research

Story Map ImageThe JLL Dallas Research team delivers quarterly reports on the latest activity in the office market. Finding out vacancy rates, absorption and more can now be done in an interactive tool available to the left.

Click the graphic and navigate through the application. You can use… Read More

Chart of the Week: Out of the Park Home Run for DFW Job Growth

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By: Walter Bialas

I’ve been pretty adamant that tracking every shift in metro jobs numbers is a thankless task – sometimes they are up, sometimes they get re-benchmarked, sometimes seasonal fluctuations make the numbers do funny things.  The important thing to watch is the overall game and not “who scored in the 5th when you stepped away to get some nachos”…

Well, with the job numbers released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, I felt… Read More