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Our Blackbird proptech application secures US patent

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Clients can view 3-D property renderings based on key real estate and demographic data

CHICAGO, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted JLL (JLL) a patent for Blackbird, the proprietary visualization platform used by office and industrial brokers to advise clients to make confident

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Best of Both Worlds: Bridget Grams

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Bridget Grams, EVP, Retail Brokerage, worked for a small 12-person company prior to JLL and life was great, but she never imagined it could get better. Imagine her apprehension of transitioning to such a larger company, but the transitions was smooth and life at JLL has been fantastic.

Bridget’s had a successful year due to the human aspect. From her team that works out… Read More

The Five Fastest Growing Shifts in Food and Beverage

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JLL launches Global Food Trends report at ICSC Food for Thought Conference

JLL has scoured the globe for the weirdest, most wonderful and prophetic innovations of foodservice and shortlisted five mega trends that landlords and restaurateurs should watch in 2018 in its recently released Global Food Trends 2018 report. According to the report, launched today at… Read More

Investors increase appetite for grocery-anchored assets while store expansions taper

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JLL says healthy food, affordable pricing, private labels and digital integrations drive grocery store performance.

Grocery-anchored centers continued to be an attractive property type for investors in 2017, with sales volumes increasing by 5.3 percent. The asset class remained stable amid a period of low retail transaction volumes. But after grocery store expansions went bananas in… Read More

It Takes Two…Margarets

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Margaret Caldwell and Margaret Jones, commonly referred to as the Margarets, recently had their 10 year JLLiversary. Together, this dynamic Atlanta-based duo on our Capital Markets, Retail team has closed dozens of deals, impressed hundreds of clients and been an all-around fantastic pair since they joined the firm. Learn more about what makes the Margarets tick and the secret sauce of their success.

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Three Ways to Restructure your Lease

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Do you attack your occupancy costs as aggressively as you do your cost of goods sold? As your labor and overhead costs? Very few companies do, but increasingly some of the most successful companies in the world are aggressively determined to reduce occupancy costs to improve profitability. Restructuring your leases can make a material impact on your bottom line and get you back to, or help keep you in a strong… Read More

Retail Conundrum Resolved

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A JLL client, Case Equity Partners is pleased to present a patent-pending solution to the challenges facing brick and mortar and e-commerce – The Shopping Fulfillment Center. The SFC is a “hybridization of brick and click” combining a last-mile fulfillment center with a lifestyle retail center – requiring minimal up-front retailer investment or fixed costs, while providing shoppers with the best of e-tail and retail.

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JLL launches PinPoint tech tool

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JLL may not have the same heroic swagger as Wonder Woman, but the company is using its own magic lasso to define consumer behavior patterns. Using a virtual lasso, commonly referred to as a geofence, JLL is tracking the holy grail of consumer data: an accurate profile of shoppers entering a property through its new tech tool, PinPoint. This new geofencing software tool analyzes mobile data (both cellular and GPS) at… Read More

Malls once full of shoppers, now home to students

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There are communities that have too much retail space. But, prime real estate can be converted, demolished and/or rezoned for new developments. About 22 percent of malls that JLL studied have taken this approach.

So, why buy a mall and create something totally different? Well, because good real estate locations are always a good investment.

Highland Mall, the first suburban shopping mall in Austin, Texas opened in 1971 and officially closed its doors nearly… Read More

Extreme makeover, mall edition

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More than 94% of mall owners are ditching their old digs for new common area couches, a fresh coat of paint, new stores and/or a name change. A little freshening goes a long way along. Sometimes success is all about marketability.

Malls are refreshing branding strategies to improve and add to their appeal, through common area improvements like modernizing outdated features like new… Read More