Category Archives: Technology

Atlanta BeltLine Regarded as the Most Transformative Project in the United States at JLL’s Annual Forecast Breakfast

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51ppb0JfqtL._SX402_BO1,204,203,200_JLL hosted its annual Forecast Breakfast on February 1st. The event featured keynote speakers Patty Heyda and David Gramble, authors of Rebuilding the American City: Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core. The event also hosted a roundtable discussion with Heyda, Gramble and AJ Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress and Heather Aldaheff, Program Management Officer with City… Read More

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

Real Estate News Roundup

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Each week, JLL Atlanta presents a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of industry publications. Here are five stories that caught our eye recently.

Rising Interest Rates And Commercial Real Estate: A Primer by Ely Razin of Forbes.

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“In the short term, these higher rates may prompt concern about future rate hikes and could drive borrowers to seek refinancing now, before rates rise again. Others may wait,… Read More

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Real Estate News Roundup

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Each week, JLL Atlanta presents a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of industry publications. Here are five stories that recently caught our eye.

 

Tenant Improvements Key to Attracting Tomorrow’s Millennial Workforce by Michael Gerrity of World Property Journal. 

Key Excerpt:

“’Millennials are shaping how and where we work–and also how and where we shop, and even the path our packages take from ship to doorstep,’ said Todd Burns, President, JLL… Read More

Real Estate News Roundup

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Each week, JLL Atlanta presents a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of industry publications. Here are five stories that caught our eye recently.

Consumer Confidence Soars, Retail Spending Follows by Jennifer Duell Popovec of NREI.

Key Excerpt:

 “This acceleration in spending has coincided with rising consumer confidence. McCarthy says consumers are much more optimistic today about the current situation than the future. ‘Basically, the attitude can be summed up as “I am… Read More

Economics and Technology Are Reshaping Financial Services Real Estate

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As banks continue to recover from the last financial crisis, they also face heightened regulation, potential for security breaches and a squeeze on expenses. This is having a major impact on their real estate decisions, says a JLL’s new North American Banking and Finance Outlook. While banks still represent the largest occupiers of trophy Class A office space in most cities, the financial services industry is changing its office and retail footprints. Banks… Read More

Mike Dolan and Ryan Fetz Outline Why Atlanta is Poised for New Data Center Construction

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For a whole range of reasons, metro Atlanta could experience a wave of new data center development in the coming years, write JLL Atlanta’s Mike Dolan and Ryan Fetz in a new guest post for Data Center Knowledge’s Industry Perspectives blog.

Here is a key excerpt:

The Atlanta metro area is appealing to data center owners and developers for a variety of reasons, including:

Reasonable land costs and a low overall cost of doing business.

Low natural disaster

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The tech labor shortage and talent gap

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Trends Infographic: U.S. technology industry labor shortfall

Trends Infographic: U.S. technology industry labor shortfall

With a limited number of H-1B visas available annually, and this talent pool in peak demand, companies are fighting to attract these bright, young professionals who are likley to stay loyal.
See more on the situation, and how real… Read More