Category Archives: Research

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

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

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… 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

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

JLL a Top Attractor according to LinkedIn

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JLL is proud to be included on LinkedIn’s Top Attractor’s list of 40 companies that, according to LinkedIn data and analysis, are the best at attracting and keeping top talent.

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It is the first ranking of its kind based entirely on user activity such as job applications, career website engagement and employee retention. JLL is the only real estate company on the list.

“We are committed to a culture… 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

Hudson Square leasing Activity Doubles

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  • Hudson Square was the only Midtown South market to post a positive change in leasing activity—increasing 115.3 percent—from first half 2014 to first half 2015, accounting for 22.2 percent of activity in Midtown South year-to-date.
  • Partly attributable to the significant rezoning laws passed in 2013, demand for the area
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