Yearly Archives: 2014

JLL Indy Team Partners with The Julian Center

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Our JLL Indianapolis team was proud to partner earlier this month with The Julian Center for their “Adopt-a-Family” program.

Each year, The Julian Center tries to make the holiday season as joyful as possible for nearly 300 needy families.  With donations and help from the community, gifts are provided to families who might otherwise go without them. Through the personal… Read More

Call Center Opportunity in Fishers

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With more than 60,000 call center employees region wide, Greater Indianapolis is well known as one of the nation’s top markets for inbound and outbound “contact center” facilities.

At&T, Charles Schwab, Roche, Lockheed Martin, Brightpoint and Liberty Mutual are just a few of the many companies with major call center operations in the nine-county region.

Now, companies… Read More

Shippers, E-Retailers Preparing for the ‘Christmas Crunch’

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

With the holiday shopping season looming, e-retailers and their shipping partners are gearing up to prevent a repeat of last season’s epic delivery fail.

While the vast majority of online purchases “guaranteed” to arrive by Christmas Eve were indeed delivered on time, those many successes were largely overshadowed by the… Read More

Exciting New Trends Emerging for Office Buildings

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In today’s competitive marketplace, office buildings must stand out from the crowd to woo new tenants.

What are some of the interesting perks that landlords are offering for convenience, leisure and productivity? We surveyed our colleagues across the United States and Europe to find out.

Click here to read this piece by our colleague Trip Howell from JLL’s… Read More

Brian Seitz Named One of ‘Indy’s Best and Brightest’

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Our JLL Indy team is proud to announce that our very own Brian Seitz, Executive Vice President within our Industrial Services group, has been nominated for Junior Achievement’s “2014 Indy¹s Best and Brightest” award, which honors 100 of Central Indiana’s top young professionals age 40 and under who are making their mark in and around Indianapolis.… Read More

Women of JLL Indy Join Forces with Habitat for Humanity

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The women of JLL Indy were exceedingly proud to be a part of Habitat  for Humanity’s first-ever “Women Build” project in Central Indiana earlier this month.

The Women Build program puts the tools into women’s hands to help fight poverty. For this inaugural project, more than 300 women from all walks of life came together to help the Brown… Read More

Blurred Lines: E-commerce and Traditional Retailers

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle Indianapolis

In yet another example of the increasingly blurred lines between traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce retailers, Macy’s has begun to offer same-day delivery service to its customers in major U.S. cities.

Macy’s joins Bloomingdale’s, Target and several other traditional retailers that have announced similar programs in select… Read More

Robinson to the IBJ: ‘There’s Something Happening in Downtown Indy’

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Our own John Robinson has been a commercial real estate broker in Indianapolis for more than 25 years but, as he writes in an Op-Ed piece published in this week’s Indianapolis Business Journal, there’s something happening downtown that he hasn’t witnessed before: a growing office market.

Robinson writes that “tenants that have never considered a move downtown are now… Read More

Diversifying Container Shipments off West Coast Seaports

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By Chip Barnes
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle Indianapolis

JLL recently released our 2014 Seaport Outlook with what appears to be some interesting trends on U.S. inbound cargo freight.

2013 data on TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) volume suggests a shift away from West Coast seaports.  Even with the Panama Canal being 76% finished and not expected to… Read More

Cargo Volumes Increase Again

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

As the end of summer approaches, another sign of the accelerating economy is the continued growth of freight traffic across the country.

One direct indicator of this is the increase in net semi-trailer orders. Net trailer orders increased as much as 50 percent year over year for the month of May… Read More