Category Archives: Industrial Services

U.S. Industrial Market Starts 2017 on a Positive Note

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JLL released the U.S. Industrial Outlook for Q1 2017, and the market started the year on a positive note.

Highlights for New Jersey Industrial:

  • The “new normal” for industrial rental rates has left many tenants with a feeling of sticker shock.
  • Vacancy rates in primary sub-markets reached new historic lows, and in some cases stand below 2.0 percent.
  • Despite the recent surge in rental rates for Northern and Central New Jersey, leasing velocity for new space remained strong.

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New Jersey Industrial Preleasing Rates Accelerate in Q1 2017

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  • Industrial Preleasing-Snapshots_New Jersey_Mar_27_2017Since 2015, preleasing rates have continued to accelerate as developers attempt to meet swelling industrial demand near major population centers. Unable to find high quality existing facilities, many users have turned to proposed development sites, and projects under construction to meet their industrial space requirements. Over the last two years preleasing activity
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Going industrial: Why U.S. office space is being converted

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Article by Natasha Stokes

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An unprecedented demand for industrial space and climbing office vacancy rates are leading landlords to convert low-grade office buildings into flexible warehousing.

Q3 2016 Industrial Investment Outlook

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The U.S. Industrial market is going strong, as absorption rates continued to hit new highs in the third quarter of 2016. JLL’s report identified five key themes that have emerged across the country.

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Below are highlights from the top three themes in JLL’s Q3 U.S. Industrial Investment Outlook report:

  1. The U.S. industrial market is seeing
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A Limited Group of Developers Control the Majority of New Industrial Development in New Jersey

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  • cow_new-jersey_oct_24_2016Northern and Central New Jersey’s new industrial development has become concentrated among a small group of institutional developers. 67.4 percent of all new development this cycle was controlled by the 10 largest developers in the market. Furthermore, an additional 13.6 percent of new construction was controlled by the next 10 largest developers.
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Trends Impacting E-Commerce and Supply Chain

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The growth and continued access to e-commerce have greatly impacted the global economy and supply chain. From big data to digital technology and demand for train and road access to warehouses, e-commerce is truly a game-changer.

In a new video, JLL’s Global Industrial Board shares perspectives on the current industrial trends experienced around the world. Watch below to learn more.

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New Jersey/New York Metro Area in the “Front Nine”- JLL’s List of 18 Top U.S. Distribution Markets

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The New Jersey/New York Metro Area leads JLL’s list of the top 18 distribution markets in the United States. Similar to the golfing world, JLL focused on 18 markets (or holes) and breaks down the study to focus on both the “front nine” and the “back nine.”

One reason the New Jersey/New York Metro Area takes the top spot in the “front nine” is because occupiers and investors benefit from the East Coast’s largest seaport, The Port… Read More

Exit 8A Leasing Activity Strong in 2016

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  • COW_New Jersey_Aug_8_2016Big–box e-commerce requirements remain strong in New Jersey as Amazon.com, Blue Apron and Wayfair leased New Jersey’s largest availabilities. As a result of this demand, absorption skyrocketed in the second quarter of 2016, and is expected to continue at its current pace through the rest of the year.
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How E-Commerce Returns Impact Industrial Real Estate

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Have you ever wondered what impact your e-commerce returns have on industrial real estate’s supply chain?

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How companies handle returns has a meaningful impact on the warehouse and distribution real estate market, as well the need for dedicated returns processing space to restocking, liquidation, or the need to outsource some or all of these needs… Read More

Portfolio Optimization Strategies to Increase M&A Value

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There are two important portfolio optimization strategies where company leadership can increase M&A value.

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  1. Include real estate in the deal term: The duel diligence phase is one of the most critical stages of any M&A process. This is where the value of the real property assets can be unlocked and drive transaction value for the investor. That’s why it is important to carefully evaluate real estate
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