Category Archives: Retail

Fishers Faces no Shortage of Office Space for Attracting Large Tenants

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Adam Broderick

Executive Vice President

A recent IBJ article described the lack of smaller office spaces in the newly created downtown Fishers and the velocity of tenants desiring to lease in the new downtown area. Having clearly defined its image as an incubator for entrepreneurial businesses, downtown Fishers is hot property for the small, growing… 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

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

E-Commerce Shipping Update

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

As the post-mortem continues on the 2013 holiday shipping debacle with Amazon and other e-commerce retailers, several larger players feverishly work to replace the “last mile” of package delivery.

In several cities, Amazon executives continue to roll out multiple delivery options with both private contractors and Amazon-employed vehicles. The… Read More

Post-Mortem: The 2013 Holiday Shipping Meltdown

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

The experts now have had more than two months to examine the aftermath of the well-publicized tailspin of FedEx and UPS during the 2013 holiday season, and it’s now becoming clear that the problem was found upstream.

The main catalyst for the shipping issues was with the retailers, led… Read More

Changes to the Wine and Spirits Industry Affect Commercial Real Estate

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By Jimmy Clark
Jones Lang LaSalle

With more than $76 billion in annual revenues nationwide, the wine and spirits wholesaling industry is a lucrative one despite slowed demand being forecasted for 2014.

It has been a historically steady industry compared to others, but regulation will always affect wine & spirits wholesalers both at federal and local levels. The federal three-tier… Read More

Artistry Development Could Kick-Start Other In-Fill Projects Downtown

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Indianapolis, which avoided the worst of the Great Recession, has emerged as a stable market thanks in part to an abundance of older, underutilized buildings in its urban core that are now considered desirable for in-fill projects.

One example is the recently completed $30 million Artistry development, which includes 258 apartments and 68,000 square feet… Read More

Retail and Fulfillment Distribution in Indianapolis

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By Brian Seitz
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the video above, JLL’s Director of U.S. Research, Aaron Ahlburn, explains what is currently driving industrial demand across the country.

Retail, and specifically e-commerce fulfillment, is leading the charge from coast to coast.  In Indianapolis, the impact of expanding retail is even more noticeable. Nearly all new deal activity in 2013 (both closed and active deals) are either store fulfillment, e-commerce/DTC fulfillment or… Read More

VIDEO: Three Trends to Watch in Retail Investing in the Midwest

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Investors searching for yield are looking to pick up properties in the Midwest, says JLL’s Becky Wells.

Investors have a renewed focus on demographic trends, honing in on employment and population growth.

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Welcome to JLL, Rebecca Wells!

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Our JLL Indy team is proud to welcome our newest colleague: investment sales guru Rebecca Wells.

Rebecca comes to the firm with 20 years of real estate experience, most recently with Cassidy Turley. She will specialize in the sales of retail assets throughout the Midwest region. We are thrilled to have her on board and cannot wait for her to bring her vast knowledge of real estate to our team!

For more information about… Read More