Category Archives: Construction

Philadelphia New Construction is the Northeast’s Biggest Bargain, but Availability May Be Destined to Dwindle

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Philadelphia new construction

Across the country, tenants expect – and are often willing – to pay a premium for new construction. The rent gap between existing buildings and new deliveries, however, can vary widely from place to place with certain markets standing out as more affordable than their neighbors. In the Northeast, JLL has… Read More

Developers focus on Philadelphia’s prime locations

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The U.S. Industrial Outlook offers an in-depth analysis of property fundamentals, indicators and market drivers in the major industrial markets in the United States. The following briefs the latest developments in the Philadelphia market:

Speculative development is on the rise: Construction activity continues to be one of the prime drivers of the Philadelphia industrial market. Availabilities and vacancies are at all-time lows, encouraging speculative construction to address the needs of 30,898,500 square… Read More

An Update on JLL’s Construction Perspective

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Construction activity expected to grow in 2016, but the ascent will be slower.

2015 was a remarkable year for post-recession construction activity. The construction industry took one of the hardest-hits in 2009-2010, and has been slow to bounce back and rebuild their business activity – until 2015.

Highlights include:

  • Office space under construction peaked at 92.8 m.s.f.
    • Philadelphia was at 3.2 m.s.f. in Q4 2015
  • Construction costs increased in primary office markets, driven by skyrocketing labor
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