Category Archives: New York office market

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

Midtown East rezoning to spur development of new office towers

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The Midtown East rezoning deal struck between the New York City Council (Land Use Committee) and the de Blasio administration not only allows for new construction of approximately 6.5 million square feet of office space within the 78-block area around Grand Central, but is also intended to generate a minimum of $61.49 per square foot, or 20 percent of the… Read More

Life sciences poised for rapid growth in NYC

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New York City is emerging as a leading destination for biotech startups and the larger life sciences industry. As illustrated in our New York research Snapshot chart this week, New York City now ranks second in life sciences funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), receiving $1.63 billion in 2016 (see chart below).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than 1,000 life sciences companies are located in the New York… Read More

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… 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

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… Read More

JLL’s Dana Robbins Schneider Moves NYC to a Greener Future

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation, and JLL’s Dana Robbins Schneider has partnered with the City of New York through #OneNYC to reduce our footprint on the environment.

At the beginning of 2015, the City of New York brought together leaders from the real estate industry, engineers, architects, academics, and affordable housing experts to form the Technical Working Group (TWG). The group was gathered to develop a… 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

Trend Spotting: Presidential Election Years

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Presidential Election Years and New Activity in Manhattan JLL research

By JLL New York, Research

We often hear that Wall Street dislikes uncertainty, but Manhattan office tenants don’t appear to like it either. The last two presidential election years have coincided with a drop in new leasing activity, especially among large users—those 100,000… Read More