Category Archives: Midtown Manhattan

Hudson Yards/Manhattan West update: New and improved product continues to draw from Midtown

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As Hudson Yards/Manhattan West takes shape, more and more traditional Midtown tenants have committed to the new and renovated quality spaces on the Far West Side, according to JLL Research. The westward trend continues as two more relocations from Midtown were reported in August: Business services firm… Read More

One Vanderbilt unveils additional building details

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Across the street from JLL’s Midtown Manhattan office, one of New York City’s soon-to-be-tallest buildings is slowly emerging from the ground. One Vanderbilt, the 1,401-foot tower developed by SL Green, has now reached street level, and its official Instagram has been actively sharing both its progress and plans.

In addition to… Read More

1 week countdown: JLL anthem film at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

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The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival kicks off in less than one week! From June 19 to August 21, the lawn at Bryant Park turns into Manhattan’s own outdoor movie theater as throngs of people invade its green grass each Monday evening at 5pm, as screenings begin at sunset. Ten classic movies will grace the outdoor big screen in 2017, with titles ranging from King Kong to Dirty Dancing.

This year, before… Read More

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
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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… Read More

Law Firms: Geographic Opportunity

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Video 3: Geographic Opportunity
Kenneth Siegel explores how a demographic shift has unlocked geographic opportunities for New York law firms—allowing decision makers to consider areas such as the West Side and Downtown, as opposed to more traditional submarkets like the Grand Central area.

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… Read More

Midtown & Lower Manhattan experience increased vacancy in January

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Manhattan Office Outlook | February 2015

MMU_Feb2015JLL’s New York Research team has just released its February 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 Manhattan
Midtown Class A vacancy rose to 11.4… Read More

Vacancy rises in January as new blocks hit

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JLL New York Chart of the Week

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  • Midtown Class A vacancy climbed to 11.4 percent from 10.7 percent at year-end, with the addition of new product in the Penn Plaza/Garment District and returned space in the Plaza District.
  • Downtown Class A vacancy rose to 13.0 percent in January from 11.6 percent at year-end 2014. Trophy space
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Midtown trophy rents at highest level in three years

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New York’s Trophy Buildings Continue to Outperform Larger Market

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While Manhattan’s growing economic diversification into high-tech and other creative industries is welcome news for the larger economy, JLL New York’s research team has found that financial and legal services continue to drive occupancy and pricing at the top of the market. The majority of New York’s most expensive properties remain clustered around the… Read More

Strongest year since the financial crisis

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15_Jan_MarketscapeManhattan’s office market posted steep declines in vacancy, positive absorption and a 10-year high in new large block leasing activity by year-end 2014, according to JLL. 

Major themes for the year included the migration of large tenants to Lower Manhattan, record leasing activity in Midtown South and the continued rise of Midtown’s Trophy properties as both international investors and tenants take interest.

Manhattan’s overall… Read More