Category Archives: Americas

Confidence continues in the Manhattan retail market

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REBNY Research reports that the Manhattan retail leasing market is proving to be an outlier against the national retail slowdown. Increased interest from retailers has spread throughout Manhattan, showing that there is confidence in Manhattan retail overall.

As the market’s natural retail correction continues, Manhattan rental rates for 72% of… Read More

One door closes, another opens – to opportunities

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Despite headlines about store closures, retail opportunity remains positive as new stores open and alternate paradigms emerge, especially in New York’s prime urban retail corridors.

In New York City’s upper Fifth Avenue shopping corridor, Under Armour will open its newest flagship store in 2018, in the former FAO Schwarz space vacated in 2015. Old Navy and The Gap will open flagships together in the former Toys “R” Us space in the Bow… Read More

JLL promotes the workplace of the future

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TAMI tenants may prefer to hold a lunch meeting in Bryant Park with a Halal falafel and a $3 bottled water, but they demand first-class lobby concierge, wellness, gourmet food and more in the office. And it’s paying off. Large user tenants recently signed leases on New York’s West Side for >$100 per square foot that may include outdoor space, bike storage, fitness centers and pet-friendly facilities to help their organizations… Read More

New York is most liquid hotel market in the world

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According to a new special research report from the JLL New York Research and Hotels teams, New York is the most liquid hotel market in the world.  2015 marked the city’s highest volume of transactions and highest-priced transaction on a per-room basis. Hotel performance will be under pressure in 2016 and 2017, given the city’s elevated supply pipeline, economic volatility in major source markets and the impact of home-sharing sites, but… Read More

The 2015 JLL Skyline Report is now Online!

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JLL’s Skyline Report is now available digitally!  The interactive website provides clients and prospects with market intelligence and insights on leading office buildings across the United States and Canada.

Visitors to the Skyline website can:

  • Discover the five themes shaping the Skyline today and in the future
  • Visualize key market metrics in 47 cities across the U.S. and Canada
  • Analyze more than a dozen data points on 1,000+ Trophy and Class A office buildings
  • Obtain a
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U.S. office market experiences tightest fundamentals of last eight years

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Following from the recent release of JLL’s Q3 U.S. Office Outlook, in the video below, JLL’s Managing Director of U.S. office market research, John Sikaitis, discusses the state of the national office market and expectations for the coming months, as of October 2014.



Download your copy of the Q3 2014 U.S. Office Outlook for a complete market review.

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JLL welcomes new Americas Chief Marketing Officer, Jill Kouri

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Top marketing executive and industry innovator will focus on driving JLL’s growth in the Americas region

Jill Kouri_resizedJill Kouri, a top marketing executive with more than 20 years of corporate and agency business-to-business marketing experience, has joined JLL as Chief Marketing Officer, Americas. She will serve as a member of JLL’s Americas Executive Committee and Global Marketing Leadership Team.

Kouri, who joins JLL from Accenture where she spent 14 years in various marketing roles, will be based in Chicago and oversee all aspects of JLL’s marketing and communications programs that include business development, branding, public relations and internal communications. She will drive strategies to promote JLL’s modernized brand and advance firm growth.

“Jill’s experience and expertise will be instrumental as we drive toward our strategic growth goals,” said Greg O’Brien, JLL Chief Executive Officer, Americas.

“We were impressed by her strong track record, creativity and commitment to client service. Jill will prove to be a key driver in JLL’s journey to evolve and change the way we develop, and build and market our brand, both in the Americas and across the world.”

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