Category Archives: Research

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

Chart of the Week: Dallas-Fort Worth GDP Outpacing National Average

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By: Walter Bialas Jobs

There is a lot of press about the impressive economic growth happening in Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth.  While we tend to focus on jobs as the bottom line, metro area Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is another metric that showcases our market.

Research Analyst Sam Wood pulled together the chart below that looked at GDP over the long-term.  Overall, the take away is that the North Texas… Read More

Chart of the Week: DFW ranks among top five US Data center markets

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By: Walter Bialas 

JLL recently released its annual data center report covering the top US markets. Overall, data center demand is expanding rapidly as cloud technology becomes more a part of everyday life.

As noted in the report, “consumers have an insatiable thirst for digital content”.  In fact, JLL expects the cloud managed service market to double in the next five years.

The report highlights a variety of factors shaping… Read More

Dallas-Fort Worth Office Market – 2016 Mid-Year Review and Outlook

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By: JLL Dallas

JLL Managing Director Jeff Eckert and Research Director Walter Bialas discuss JLL’s 2016 Mid-Year Skyline Report and how continued job growth is impacting office sub-markets across Dallas-Fort Worth.

2016 Mid-Year Review and Outlook

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chart of the Week: Legacy Town Center Development Shaping the Environment

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By: Walter Bialas Bialas, Walter new

Several of our team, across brokerage, labor analytics, GIS, and research are now evaluating the near- and longer- term impacts of the growth coming to Legacy.

While this work is still in process, the chart below looks at greater Legacy and benchmarks growth for office, retail, and multifamily.  Based on our analysis, we can quantify that the new development will bring 20,000 jobsRead More

Chart of the Week: Home Development Primed to Accommodate Job Growth

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By: Walter BialasHouse

We have an interesting resource that allows us to look at new home lot development across the metroplex.

The map below, created by Analyst Stephen Lopez of our Geographic Information Systems team, provides a good visualization of the activity across our northern suburbs, which is a major hot spot in our region.

What’s interesting to note is how this matches up nicely with the direction of job growth… Read More

An Interactive Look at Q2 2016 Dallas Office Market Statistics

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By: JLL Dallas ResearchDallas Office Buildings

JLL’s Dallas Research team has provided insight and analysis on the Dallas office market through the first half of 2016.

While vacancy has been ticking up, the market is still tight by Dallas standards. The report notes that net absorption was low in the first quarter, but was much stronger in the second.

Through the first half of the year, there

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Chart of the Week: DFW Industrial Market Still Performing

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By: Walter Bialas Bialas, Walter new

The last few quarters, our region’s industrial market has been on a building boom.  With 23 million square feet now under construction, we are well above any average.  The obvious warning here is that supply and demand must remain in balance – and record construction must be matched with record absorption.

Last year we did that.

So far this year, our fundamentals remain very strong. … Read More