2019 North American Industrial Outlook

The industrial sector is undergoing a rapid transformation, much of it brought about by eCommerce which is forecast to grow by double digits throughout 2019 and beyond. Healthy absorption and continued low vacancy will uphold the strength of the industrial market, but questions remain: How will trade negotiations and tariffs impact industrial users and investors?[…]

2Q18 Jacksonville MarketBeat Reports

Strong Market Fundamentals The Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw significant job growth in the second quarter of 2018. The region continued to be a magnet for business relocations and expansions which fueled solid gains in population. The unemployment rate fell to 3.2% in May, down -70 basis points (bps) over the last 12 months[…]

Strong Economic Start. No Signs of Slowing.

The economy’s underlying fundamentals remain solid, underpinned by a robust job market. An average of 202,000 new jobs were created every month in 2018—more than the monthly averages in both 2016 and 2017. Stimulus from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will keep demand for office space growing at a strong pace. Office-using[…]

North American Industrial Forecast Report 2018-2019

The North American industrial market is in the midst of a record-setting run, registering some of the strongest leasing tallies and tightest market conditions on record. But will it continue? Discover: How impending U.S. tax cuts will affect industrial demand What impact fiscal and monetary policy will have on industrial real estate Prospects for NAFTA[…]

For Holiday Hires, It’s Already Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With unemployment low and e-commerce orders rising, retailers and logistics companies are starting early to recruit seasonal workers Shoppers like to complain that holiday decorations appear earlier and earlier. This year, so are the job ads. The holiday hiring binge is accelerating for retailers such as Target Corp. TGT -0.96%and Macy’s Inc., M -0.72% which hire thousands of workers to process surging online orders. E-commerce sites double[…]

Recession Resiliency

Key Takeaway With the economy near full employment, corporate leverage approaching levels observed at the peak of the prior business cycles, and the yield curve recently flattening, some are wondering if a recession is around the corner. Not so fast. A host of economic data (jobs, confidence, manufacturing and transportation measures, etc.) indicate that the[…]