Tag Archives: John Robinson

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

Large Office Blocks in Short Supply in Indy

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By John Robinson
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Large blocks of Class-A office space over 20,000 square feet have been in short supply in Indianapolis since 2011.

This shortage continues to spark demand for new construction with a speculative Class-A building now under construction in the Northeast submarket which started on the heels of an 81,000-square-foot Class-A… Read More

Office Market Activity Update

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By John Robinson
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Always of interest to commercial real estate watchers in Indianapolis is the topic of market activity.

Our JLL team tracks every office prospect in the market to ensure we’re on top of every active deal. With large tracts of vacancies growing more scarce, it’s also good to know… Read More

JLL Hired to Lease 220 N. Meridian Office Tower

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As was reported recently in The Star, our JLL team of John Robinson, Adam Broderick and Kevin Gillihan has been hired as the exclusive leasing agents for the 20-story office tower at 220 N. Meridian in downtown Indy.

The 558,000-SF building was sold to Akron, Ohio-based Geis Properties by longtime owner AT&T earlier this year. AT&T continues to occupy the majority of space in… Read More

Rumor Mill: Engine Maker Eyeing New Office Complex in Downtown Indy

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Both The Star and the IBJ reported this week that the Columbus, Ohio-based engine maker Cummins, Inc., is quietly scouting sites in Indianapolis for a potential build-to-suit office development that would house the 70+ employees currently housed at OneAmerica Tower and Capital Center as well as additional new hires.

JLL’s own John Robinson told… Read More

Cap Rates for Beginners

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By John Robinson
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

A capitalization rate — or cap rate — is defined as the yearly net operating income (NOI) divided by the total cost of the asset. It is also known as the buyer’s anticipated rate of return for the asset purchase.

Cap rates fluctuate based on market, product type and a variety of factors including interest rates… Read More