Monthly Archives: September 2017

What do labor and industrial CRE have in common?

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As it turns out, the answer to this question is a lot! Without employees, industrial properties can’t fill their warehouses with workers, can’t drive their products to their destinations and can’t meet their client’s expectations. Indiana is enjoying a low unemployment rate, but that’s putting a crunch on the companies looking for labor. As companies go into their busy holiday season, this is becoming even more important.

Recent labor stats

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Value and risk shaping investor behavior

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The appetite for real estate debt and equity remains high from both domestic and offshore sources of capital. As a result, capital markets activities remain strong at mid-year. Despite record stock market highs and signs of stability in the markets, uncertainty on the future of U.S. policy and the Federal Reserve remains. This is impacting investment across sectors. This, along with current asset pricing, is pushing investors beyond markets or sectors… Read More

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The 3 biggest challenges facing the construction industry

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buildingThroughout the first half of 2017 the construction industry demonstrated stability in the face of adversity, with private construction investment leading the way.  Despite uncertainty, building continues towards sustainable growth. Growing materials costs and dwindling talent pools are leaving construction leaders grappling with serious challenges. Three of the challenges are outlined below. For more, check out JLL’s latest U.S. Construction… Read More

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