Category Archives: Manhattan office market

Will bank branches on every street corner become a thing of the past?

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A 20% decrease in bank branch locations is expected over the next 10 years

We’ve all heard the catch phrase “bricks versus clicks.”  But have you considered the cost savings tied to bank branch evolution from bricks to clicks?

Simple math tells an astonishing story: the cost per transaction through a bank teller is $8.00; the cost per transaction via a mobile app is $0.08.  Mobile deposit, transferring and banking has changed the fundamental practice of… 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 foster interaction, increase… Read More

Employment Update: July 2016 from New York Research

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The JLL New York Research Team has released their latest report, the New York Employment Update, which is a monthly review and analysis of the local economy and the overall employment situation and dynamics.

Some highlights of the report include an employment pickup that occurred in June, piloted by an 8,000 job-expansion month-over-month. Total employment remains elevated by 1.9 percent year-over-year.

So what does this mean for commercial real estate in the Big Apple? Our Research… Read More

5 key trends shape mid-year Skyline update

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Last week, JLL launched a mid-year update to the 2016 Skyline Report, which provides online access to current market intelligence for the most iconic offices across our skyline. JLL’s Skyline provides insights on office supply, demand, rents and leverage for the top-tier office market within CBDs and urban cores. Five key trends shape this update, and below see how they impact our City.

  1. Gone today, here tomorrow

Many markets are expected to enter a period of… Read More

Trend Spotting: Co-working Corporates, Part I

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If you opened a door in your office, and found 20,000 square feet of empty, unused space, what would you do with it?

“Use space as a differentiator. This is an increasingly popular trend in real estate. People are taking their spaces and using them for co-working in order to distinguish themselves and their working environments.” says Senior Vice President of Workplace Strategy at JLL, Phil Kirschner. Reliance on technology is increasing due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution taking hold in New York City, meaning that the workforce must be even more technologically-savvy than ever. As the workforce transforms into a younger demographic with a different skillset, they begin to dictate real estate trends.

Young women working at home office or co-working space

Young women working at home office or co-working space, courtesy of Thinkstock

These younger “techies” are not used to being tethered to a desk, stuck in an office building from 9 to 5. Rather, … 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 floor-by-floor leasing perspective
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Q1: Returned blocks combined with slower leasing activity to drive vacancy higher

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New York Office Outlook | Q1 2015

JLL’s New York Research team has just released its New York Office Outlook for the first quarter – a wrap-up of leasing activity in Manhattan, including Class A vacancy and asking rates, along with a snapshot of conditions in capital markets.

Report highlights are as follows:

  • A number of available blocks of space—most of which had been anticipated by the market—were added during the first quarter that offset positive absorption
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Midtown deal flow accelerates in February

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Manhattan Office Outlook | March 2015

MMU_Mar2015JLL’s New York Research team has just released its March Manhattan Office Outlook – a monthly wrap-up of leasing activity in Manhattan, including Class A vacancy and asking rates, along with a snapshot of conditions in capital markets.

Report highlights are as follows:

Midtown
After a lull in large block leasing activity in Midtown in January, deal flow accelerated in February with three transactions… Read More

Advice for Law Firms

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Video 5: Advice for Law Firms
In the final video of our law firm series, Kenneth Siegel advises law firms to keep an open mind and put historical notions to the side when making occupancy decisions. He also encourages such companies to focus on the future needs and commuting patterns of their populations when planning over the long term.

U.S. law firms typically face more supply constrains than companies in nearly any other industry. Why? Law firms typically… Read More

Law Firms: The Impact of Technology

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Video 4: The Impact of Technology
Kenneth Siegel explores the way technological advancements and tools have supported the downsizing trend, reducing the space and investment required for libraries and closings, and helping associates to be more independent with regards to drafting.

U.S. law firms typically face more supply constrains than companies in nearly any other industry. Why? Law firms typically want offices in premium, Class A space in central locations—the tightest segment of U.S. office markets.

With fewer… Read More