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Record breaking years for Minneapolis CBD multi-tenant office sales

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Record breaking years for Minneapolis CBD multi-tenant office sales

Minneapolis is transforming to encourage people to live, work and play in downtown. Nicollet Mall is undergoing redevelopment to increase its vibrancy by adding pedestrian-friendly features. Target Field, U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Center are attracting sports and entertainment after hours. Many new residential properties have sprung… Read More

Minneapolis-St. Paul’s manufacturing sector continues to see Y-O-Y job gains

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JLL Minneapolis – St. Paul Snapshots:
Minneapolis-St. Paul’s manufacturing sector continues to see Y-O-Y job gains

Manufacturing Employment

• According to the most recent BLS estimates, manufacturing employment in the Minneapolis-St.
Paul metro has grown 2.1% since March 2016. The region has seen positive year-over-year
(YO-Y) job gains every month since 2010. March employment numbers in the manufacturing
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Despite seasonal swings, U.S. construction continues steadily forward

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Construction Outlook | Q4 2016 To receive the full report, email the Minneapolis Tenant Representation Team

Despite growing uncertainty and seasonal swings, U.S. construction continues steadily forward
As a testament to the success of the year, construction spending in the United States for 2016 MplsConstructiontotaled nearly $1.2 trillion, or 4.5 percent more than full year 2015 levels—nearly… Read More

Cross-border investment still strong, but preliminary 2016 estimates dipped Y-O-Y

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JLL’s Chart of the Week:
Cross-border investment still strong, but preliminary 2016 estimates
dipped Y-O-Y
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According to preliminary Q4 2016 numbers from RCA, total foreign investment into U.S. commercial real estate declined since its peak in 2015. However, as coastal markets are seeing their cross-border deal flow tighten, Midwest markets like Minneapolis-St. Paul are benefiting… Read More

Minneapolis Ranks 2nd Nationally for Employee Compensation Growth

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JLL’s Chart of the Week:
Minneapolis Ranks 2nd Nationally for Employee Compensation GrowthMinneapolis Compensation Growth

Wage and benefit growth in Minneapolis-St. Paul was the second highest in the nation last year. The increase is 60 basis points greater than the national average and 50 basis points greater than Minneapolis-St. Paul’s 2014-2015 growth rate. The compensation increase aligns with the market’s fourth lowest unemployment rate, where… Read More

Shifting landscape offers opportunity for investors

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Q3 2015 Office Insight (image)

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Minneapolis CBD leads in large leasing deals
Vacancy rates in Minneapolis CBD continue their trend of shrinking every quarter. Vacancy at IDS Center declined 250 basis points since 2014 and the building now has its lowest quarterly vacancy in recent years. The demand for premium downtown office space is substantial and even co-working firms are getting in on the craze. Recently, two shared-space companies out of Chicago, Industrious and Assemble, leased a collective 36,000 sf with plans to rent out collaborative workspace to entrepreneurs and small firms by end of year. … Read More

JLL announces Nick Mazzocco to lead Project and Development Services in Minneapolis

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N-Mazzocco (image)

Nick Mazzocco
Vice President / Market Lead
Project and Development Services

JLL has promoted Nick Mazzocco to the position of Project and Development Services (PDS) Lead in Minneapolis. The announcement was made jointly by Chris Rohrer, Minneapolis Market Director for JLL and David Roberts the Central Region Director for JLL’s PDS group.

“JLL has a rapidly expanding real estate business in the Twin Cities and this is a unique opportunity to grow our local project management business,” said Rohrer.

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JLL makes top rank in the 2015 Twin Cities Best and Busiest Broker survey

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For the second year in a row, JLL commercial real estate consultants made top rank in Twin Cities Business magazine’s survey of the best and busiest commercial real estate brokers in the Twin Cities. Scoring front seat in the office category, Chris Rohrer, Managing Director and Market Lead of the JLL Minneapolis-St. Paul office managed 1.44M sq. ft. of tenant representation transactions in 2014, providing lease negotiation strategies for some of… Read More