Category Archives: Research

From the first microchip to gaming hub

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By Walter Bialas, September 21, 2018

Wanna play a game? DFW’s technology roots have created a vibrant design studio haven…

A short time ago, a JLL client asked if DFW was a “gaming” hub, like some of the other tech markets across the US.

While I knew of local companies like Boss Flight and Escalation Studios, I did not realize how significant gaming development was here. In… Read More

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The Big D –

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By Walter Bialas, September 13, 2018

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

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32 years of growth in a timelapse video

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By Steven McCord, September 7, 2018

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

DFW Commuters: Where do they come from? Where are they going?

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By JLL Dallas, July 26, 2018

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

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What will DFW look like in 25 years?

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By Walter Bialas

Consider the implications of all the growth in our region – how many homes would be needed, and how much office and industrial space would be required to serve our larger community? We all talk about the population growth we’ve seen in DFW and what is forecast, but no one has paused to consider what that means for our built environment – the homes that must be constructed, the… Read More

NBC DFW: Companies Wonder ‘Where are the Nerds?’

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By JLL Dallas 

According to JLL Research, established tenants in North Texas and those companies interested in relocating look at the labor supply landscape across DFW in order to be as close as possible to the right labor pools.

JLL Research Director Steven McCord spoke to NBC 5’s Diana Zoga about one of the more coveted… Read More