Category Archives: Industrial Leasing

JLL’s Blaise Tomazic Weighs in on Commercial Real Estate Scene in STL

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The St. Louis Business Journal recently tapped JLL’s research manager, Blaise Tomazic for his expertise and knowledge about the St. Louis commercial real estate market. Blaise was one of six featured experts from the area who provided insight into today’s market conditions and how the St. Louis region stacks up when it comes to investment… Read More

Where are the Workers?

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How the worst labor shortage in U.S. history is impacting the economy.

A new report by JLL points to a looming problem for the commercial real estate market: A labor shortage that leaves vital jobs unfilled and whose effects ripple across the economy.
As of January 2018, a record 6.3 million positions… Read More

St. Louis Industrial Insight: Momentum continues into the new year

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Fundamentals remain strong in the first quarter of 2018. Employment in
industrial-occupying industries has risen year-over-year for 59 consecutive
months, increasing 8.1 percent in that time. Manufacturing employment
should see a boost as the Granite City steel plant in the Metro East is planning
to add 500 jobs after re-opening one of its two blast furnaces.

The region absorbed just under a million square feet in the first quarter.
Vacancy remains at… Read More

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… 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.… 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,… 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… 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… 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… Read More