Category Archives: Insights

Times Square retail is on a roll

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•Times Square continues to show signs of prosperity as availability in the corridor dropped to 5.9 percent in the second quarter, the lowest of all submarkets tracked by JLL Research.

•The area benefited from the marked decrease in asking rents that has been observed city-wide; the current average of $1,833… Read More

Are educated millennial moms the answer to the employment shortage?

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This month’s unemployment rate is 3.8 percent- a historical low, and for the first time since the statistic has been tracked, there are more unfilled jobs than there are people looking for jobs! The majority of those unemployed are women. Nor surprisingly, more educated women then educated men are unemployed- presumably choosing to stay at home to care for their children.

But the facts are more staggering than you think:Read More

Ground floor availabilities smaller in Q1, potentially in response to changing retailer needs

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Following a city-wide trend of shrinking store formats, the average size for ground floor available retail space decreased in nearly all the prime submarkets tracked in the first quarter of 2018, according to JLL Research in New York. The lone exception was in Lower Fifth Ave, where it remained the same.

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Heightened demand and new developments have propelled the Meatpacking District to the top of the market

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  • The desirability of the Meatpacking District (in part by fueled by Google’s move to 111 Eighth Avenue back in 2005 and its continued development of a “campus” in the micromarket) has encouraged developers to build boutique office buildings, which are commanding rents well above the market average. Opportunistic landlords are taking advantage of Meatpacking’s status as a trendy and hip place to be.
  • Six new developments—three complete and three impending, totaling 787,989
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ICSC expands in NYC

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The retail climate is hot at ICSC 2017 – New York Deal Making, as retail industry experts gather to discuss navigating a somewhat unknown but definitely expanding frontier. Even this year’s conference is expanding –  attendance, exhibitor space and CRE technology have all expanded at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center to help retailers build brand loyalty, grow revenue and empower the next generation…all in less than 3 days.

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The Future of Work | Financial Performance

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In the fifth and possibly most challenging dimension of JLL’s Future of Work Model to successfully navigate, Financial Performance is positioned as a growth lever, not just an opportunity to minimize capital costs. While securing the lowest cost when negotiating a real estate transaction is a valid standard to measure success, JLL encourages stakeholders to employ real estate as a human-centered workplace to drive high performance, productivity and maximum return on… Read More

How to find balance between work and play

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In recent years companies have been trying to inject more of the fun factor into the workplace: Slides instead of stairs, swings to help creative ideas “flow,” and game rooms packed with lunchtime entertainment options.

What began as a tech industry trend has gone mainstream. More companies are creating playful space to help people unwind, engage and think outside the box. While modern office design and perks may provide a unique conversation… Read More

The Future of Work | Operational Excellence

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In less than two weeks, New York City is hosting the largest marathon race not only in the US, but in the world. How fitting since NYC also hosts one of the largest corporate races you participate in daily – the race to be the front-runner in your industry. And as New Yorker’s, we know you not only want to compete, you want win, every single day. And to do this,… Read More

The Future of Work | Continuous Innovation

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Accommodating the Liquid Workforce

How do you mesh today’s workforce of employees and freelance staff to create an environment that empowers the entire team and infuses your brand and culture? How can you make a flexible workspace while still creating a sense of belonging? And what mix of work areas will best empower freelancers without sacrificing a sense of ownership for full-timers?

While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, a workplace designed for a… Read More

The Future of Work | Digital Drive

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As we continue exploring how commercial real estate is transforming business through our Future of Work model, we find digitization and technology to be a powerful force behind improving work space performance and enabling employees to focus on more strategic and creative ambitions.

So it’s no surprise that the second dimension of our Future of Work series is Digital Drive. All companies are becoming technology companies. Technology drives change and changes inspired… Read More