Category Archives: Industrial Leasing

New development fuels strong growth and investment in St. Louis

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Hot off a record-setting year, St. Louis’ industrial market is continuing to fuel new growth and development across the region, according to research by JLL. For the third consecutive year, absorption in St. Louis’ industrial market kept pace with new construction. Since 2015, the market has both absorbed and built more than 12 million… Read More

St. Louis Industrial Construction Map

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Since the beginning of 2015, the St. Louis industrial market has both absorbed and built more than 12 million square feet of space. In this new, interactive dashboard, you can filter and analyze all the construction that has occurred across the region since 2014.

Industrial construction dashboard

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David Branding Receives Top Honors

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David Branding, SIOR, executive vice president, leads JLL’s St. Louis industrial real estate and supply chain and logistics platform. With more than 20 million square feet of industrial real estate transactions valued at more than $550 million, David has for a second time earned JLL’s top honors, the Top Gun Award. David and his… Read More

Non-Traditional U.S. Cities Emerge as Hubs for Tech Talent and Start-ups

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A recently released report by JLL shows that STEM graduates are creating new talent pools in unexpected U.S. markets, many of which are located in the heart of the Midwest. While San Jose still tops the U.S. metros with the highest rate of science and math degrees, Columbus, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama come in… Read More

JLL’s David Branding Talks Industrial Revolution and Effects of E-Commerce

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MICHAEL THOMAS FOR SLBJJones Lang LaSalle's David Branding said e-commerce and logistics have driven industrialgrowth in St. Louis.

Photo Credit:  Michael Thomas for SLBJ

A new industrial revolution, spurred on by e-commerce, is sparking growth in St. Louis real estate, according to David Branding, executive vice president for the St. Louis industrial brokerage at JLL, which had $6.8 billion in global revenue in 2016.… Read More

Can Blockchain Technology Transform Supply Chains?

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Blockchain is a new technology that can help organizations connect to each other across platforms. It combines records into one digital system that everyone can view and add to at any time. While the financial services sector was the first to embrace blockchain, it’s now also gaining interest from the logistics industry… Read More

JLL’s David Branding Weighs in on Commercial Real Estate Scene in STL

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The St. Louis Business Journal recently tapped JLL’s executive vice president David Branding for his expertise and knowledge about the St. Louis commercial real estate market. David was one of four featured experts from the area who provided insight into today’s industrial market conditions and how the St. Louis region stacks up when it comes to… Read More

Favorable Startup Conditions Are Plentiful in St. Louis

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 Crunchbase News recently ranked St. Louis as the fourth best city in the Midwest for “entrepreneurs and investors.” While Chicago pulled away from the pack and led all five major categories, St. Louis finished in the top five in four of them. Some highlights have St. Louis startups taking in $579 million of funding since 2015. Our city… Read More

Insatiable appetite for industrial space continues through 2017

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Industrial space faces squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to JLL research

The billion-dollar question: can new construction keep up with demand for industrial real estate? Healthy consumer spending and buoyant e-commerce sales are driving demand for warehouse and distribution space, pushing vacancy rates to a 17-year low and rents through the roof. But demand is outweighing supply and new construction is struggling to keep up.

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Team JLL “Masters the Met” and Raises Funds for the American Lung Association

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After Climb Team Photo

Members of Team JLL, along with more than 1,000 participants, took part in the “Master the Met” race, a vertical challenge to the top of the Metropolitan Square Building, the tallest building in St. Louis. JLL St. Louis, which manages the building and also is headquartered at the Met,… Read More