Category Archives: Capital Markets

Fundamental Shift in Real Estate – From Cost to Value

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Matt Waggoner
Senior Vice President

There is nearly a 30 percent delta in cost from two similarly aged downtown towers in the Indianapolis CBD. For the sake of saving face, we will define the higher cost building as Building 1 and the lower cost building as Building 2. Building 1 was distressed and bank-owned less… Read More

Indianapolis Industrial Market is Stronger Than Ever

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Indianapolis Industrial Market is Stronger Than Ever - JLL Indianapolis

JLL’s fourth quarter report shows the Indianapolis industrial market is stronger than ever. According to the report, about 45 percent of current projects in the industrial market that are slated for delivery next year have already been pre-leased.

A recent article published on went into detail… Read More

The Industrial Market In Indianapolis is Back on Track

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The Industrial Market In Indianapolis is Back on TrackThis time last year experts claimed the imbalance between supply and demand in the industrial market would be temporary. And they were right. Data shows the industrial market in Indianapolis is back on track.

After a recent report from JLL was released, we can see developers actually finished around 6.0 million SF of new construction in… Read More

Investment Outlook

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Chip Barnes, SIOR
Senior Vice President

Recently JLL released its Q3 2015 Industrial Investment Outlook report. The big news is, as of the end of Q3 2015, sales volume has already exceeded full-year 2014 totals. Even better news, this is the 6th consecutive year of positive growth for investment transactions in industrial commercial real estate.

The interesting part… Read More

Tech Boom! Where and Why it’s Happening may Surprise You

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Mike Cagna

Senior Research Analyst

“Due to its available talent, location and hospitality, Indianapolis is gaining recognition as the
Silicon Valley of the Midwest.” – Mike Cagna

Indianapolis’ Tech Opportunity
Indianapolis is home to several well-regarded institutes of higher learning such as Butler, Indiana University, Purdue and Rose Hulman to name a few. These schools churn… Read More

2015 Outlook for Law Firms in a Growth Economy and Market

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Mike Cagna
Senior Research Analyst

Indianapolis Law Firm Outlook
Real estate challenges for law firms

  • Availability has declined markedly within the urban core, which firms increasingly desire for talent retention due to its mixed-use nature
  • Strong investor sentiment for core properties will also boost rents higher as
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Lease Accounting Update

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Mike Cagna
Senior Research Analyst

Implications for Commercial Real Estate – Q4 | 2015

Proposed Changes
The Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted on Wednesday November 11, 2015 to approve a set of long-awaited rules requiring companies to account for most leases directly on their balance sheets. Currently, lease obligations are reported within the footnotes of financial… Read More

How to Leverage a “Landlord Favorable” Market

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Graham Summers
Vice President

In general, the suburban commercial real estate market is very strong. There are very few buildings in financial trouble, and most Landlords are spending money to improve their properties. We are seeing more building amenities (i.e. golf simulators, outdoor grilling areas, bocce ball courts, cross-fit gyms, bike sharing), as well as… Read More

Construction Spending Hits 7 Year High

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John Robinson
Managing Director

According to the New York Times, commercial and residential construction has hit a post-recession high. With approx. $1 trillion per year in total spending, commercial construction accounts for almost one half with $450 billion estimated in 2015 spending.

The overall economy is growing at approximately 3% and construction spending is on pace… Read More

Big Fourth Quarter for Indy Industrial Market

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An article recently published on features important information about fourth quarter insights for the Indianapolis industrial market. This is great news, leading experts to believe 2015 will end with a lot of activity.

The article continues to mention OHL signing a lease for an additional 321,627 square feet in the Indianapolis market, referencing our press release. Read the full press release here.

Via, “It seems significant that OHL has continued to grow… Read More