Category Archives: Capital Markets

Atlanta ranks as a top tech hub

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Companies look to Atlanta because of lower cost of business

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In JLL Research’s 2016 Technology Outlook, Atlanta remains a strong competitor in the tech market, providing high industry opportunities at a low cost. According to the report, Metro Atlanta currently ranks as the lowest cost of doing business of the 31 largest metros, followed by… Read More

Atlanta one of the strongest markets in the U.S.

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JLL’s Skyline Report provides an in-depth look at North America’s top office buildings

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344 Peachtree, left, JLL’s Atlanta home; and 3350 Peachtree, home of Pulte Group HQ

Atlanta continues to outperform the country’s office market as a whole, according to JLL’s Skyline Report. JLL’s research team analyzes skylines annually to provide an in-depth look at floor-by-floor data of over 1,200 top performing… Read More

JLL Releases Second-Quarter 2015 Earnings, Reports 20 Percent Increase From Q2 2014

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JLL has released its second quarter earnings, boasting record second-quarter fee revenue of $1.2 billion, up 17 percent in local currency and 9 percent in U.S dollars compared to Q2 2014.

The report shows adjusted earnings per share of $2.01, up from $1.68 in the prior year. The company experienced record second-quarter fee revenue with double-digit growth across all four segments and year-to-date margin expansion in all segments with ongoing investments for future… Read More

Categories: Atlanta, Capital Markets, JLL.

“A Lot of Momentum”: Atlanta’s Improved Office Market and Growing Urbanization Focus of Forecast Breakfast

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As the Great Recession and its grisly aftermath fade ever further into the rear-view mirror, Atlanta’s office market is experiencing the soothing effects of higher-than-average job growth and a dramatic spike in its Class A rents. At the same time, the metro area’s embrace of urban, mixed-use development continues to strengthen.

Those were some of the takeaways of JLL Atlanta’s 2015 Real Estate Forecast Breakfast, held Thursday… Read More

Metro-Wide Rent Growth Characterizes Atlanta’s Improving Office Market in Fourth-Quarter

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Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 10.16.10 AMIn at least one respect, 2014 was a decidedly unusual year for the metro Atlanta office market. Not known for noticeable rent growth — its Class A asking rate has increased, on average, only 0.6 percent per year over the past two decades — Atlanta saw that rate spike in 2014, by 5.2… Read More

Did You Know? – JLL Capital Markets

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Faron Thompson –  leader of           JLL Atlanta Capital Markets

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2013 alone, JLL Capital Markets… Read More

Categories: Capital Markets, Georgia, JLL.

Who likes Atlanta? Canadian investors!

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Opportunity AheadGlobal investors are increasingly targeting the United States for commercial real estate investment.

And with the U.S.’ high level of real estate transparency—which gives non-U.S. investors clear insights into the differences they may encounter when transacting, owning, and operating in foreign markets—secondary U.S. markets like Atlanta will likely continue to see increasing amounts of investment.

Canadian Firms Explore ATL

Metro Atlanta has recently generated significant interest from foreign… Read More

Real estate investors rediscover ATL

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FaronThompsonSmallerBy Faron Thompson, International Director, Capital Markets, JLL Atlanta

As the economic recovery gains momentum, commercial real estate investors are rediscovering Atlanta. Atlanta’s return to the limelight is akin to a baseball team’s late-inning rally. In the earlier stages of the economic recovery, domestic and international investors favored the 24-hour gateway cities of the U.S., such as New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. More recently, investors… Read More