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Quality Space Leads Demand

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By Walter Bialas

While office absorption has slowed from its frenzied pace in 2014 and 2015, it is still running well above our long-term annual average of around 1.5 million square feet. At the start of 2016, we took a shot and estimated that we would be around a 2 million square feet this year. With 1.5 million square feet of Class A and B in the books through 3Q, that still looks like a… Read More

Industrial Absorption Year-End Record

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By Walter Bialas

Our Dallas/Fort Worth industrial market has been performing extremely well.

We’ve pointed out on several occasions that despite record construction, absorption has been keeping pace. While we thought there might be a slight near-term mismatch between supply and demand, causing vacancy to rise gradually, that has not happened. In fact, as you can see below, vacancy remains at close to its all-time low.

Given where we stand today, we believe the fourth quarter will… Read More

Commute Time vs Home Price

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By Walter Bialas

As we continue to look at the rapid growth of our northern suburbs, we realized that a dramatic pricing spread exists for homes between the Legacy area and the heart of Richardson-Plano. In some ways, this is not a surprise. The six or seven zip codes around the core of Legacy are mostly newer homes, whereas much of the stock around Richardson-Plano was developed back in the 1970s.

Still, even though the size,… Read More

Large Blocks of Quality Class A Space

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By Walter Bialas

The chart below highlights the current level of large Class A blocks of office space available by submarket. We consistently track this metric, and it has not moved appreciably in the last few quarters. That is not to say demand has been lacking. In fact, most of the recent absorption has been taking place in the newest developments.

The issue here is that a good portion of the space highlighted below is in… Read More

Chart of the Week: DFW Industrial Rent Growth Cycles

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By  Walter Bialas

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing office rent growth over time in Dallas. We got such strong positive feedback, we thought we’d showcase the same for industrial.

Interestingly, the numbers come out a bit different.  Whereas office is still at or still close to peak increases, rent gains for the industrial sector have come off their 2014 and 2015 peaks and begun to moderate for the majority of submarkets.  Given… Read More

DFW is Primed for Retail Growth and ICSC Texas

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By  Mark Newman 

Very few things stir the retail industry quite like the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) deal making conferences. These conferences are where deals get done and companies plant or strengthen roots in markets across the U.S.

In advance of the ICSC Texas Conference & Deal Making event, let’s take a look at what makes Dallas-Fort Worth such a vibrant and viable market and how… Read More

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Chart of the Week: “Re-urbanizing” Downtown Dallas

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By  Walter Bialas

Last week, I saw an interesting article in the Urban Land Institute’s magazine on the re-urbanization of downtown Los Angeles.  The article did a nice job pointing out the changes that have been taking place in LA and identifying the ingredients for success.  These included a resurgence in housing, critical to enlivening the streets, new commercial development, and reinvestment in the community.

We have been seeing similar changes here in Dallas.  Importantly, change… Read More

Chart of the Week: Strategic Renovations Could Provide New Life to Established Multi-family Properties in DFW

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By: Walter Bialas drawings-179127629

Previously, we looked at the timing of the pipeline of multifamily units being delivered over the next couple of years in the metroplex.

One common feature of many of these units is that they are targeting the upscale renter.  Quite simply, given current land and construction

costs, this is the reality of pricing today – be it here in Dallas-Fort Worth or other major markets around the… Read More

Chart of the Week: Planning Ahead – A Look at DFW’s Multi-family Development Pipeline

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By: Walter Bialas 

It’s hard to miss the ongoing media attention about DFW’s apartment development pipeline. We decide to examine the sector to get a better sense of where the market stands in terms of recent deliveries and new product positioned to come on line.

We recognize that actual delivery dates are difficult to benchmark perfectly across so many properties.  Even with that, as we tally-up units completed in the first… Read More

Chart of the Week: Where are DFW’s Newest Residents Coming From?

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By: Walter Bialas

JLL has been working hard to enhance what can be done with our GIS platform.

Analyst Stephen Lopez of our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team recently took national Census data and was able to chart out where those that had moved to Dallas-Fort Worth originated.  In some ways the results are common sense, but it is an excellent illustration to “tell the story” with a simple and clear graphic.

The next… Read More