Monthly Archives: September 2014

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