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United States Skyline Review

An exclusive look at how the United States office market is performing

The office market recovery has gained momentum and experienced diversified growth of late, but one micro-segment truly stands atop the recovery: the luxury-end of the urban office sector with enhanced tenant, investor and developer demand. We call it the Skyline.

The Skyline is made up of Trophy, A+ and Class A urban office centers, and is known for high-quality assets, low vacancy, market-leading rents and high demand from institutional investors. Our annual U.S. Skyline Review contains a building-by-building and floor-by-floor assessment of 43 city centers across the country—the market-makers of the U.S. office sector.

By keying into their performance, we can see where rest of the office market is headed in the next few years, for investors and tenants alike.

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Part reference guide and part coffee-table book for the real estate aficionado, the 2014 U.S. Skyline Review includes:

  • Floor-by-floor views of leasing performance for Trophy and Class A buildings in the country’s top office markets
  • Visual infographics capturing commercial real estate trends in supply, demand, development, pricing and investments
  • Detailed market data, trends and commentary—including our predictions and guidance for the coming 12 to 24 months

Rise above your competition with current, detailed industry data at your fingertips that will help you make intelligent, informed and profitable investment decisions. Request your copy today.

Skyline preview

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#DesignYourSkyline contest winning entry

Skyline contest: #DesignYourSkyline

A high school senior from Los Angeles who left his heart in New York City has been named the winner of JLL’s first-ever “Design Your Skyline” contest. Alan Ong, a senior enrolled at Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, created “Metropolis” for the JLL contest, that appealed for artistic renditions of skylines across the country. The contest was based on the commercial real estate firm’s annual Skyline Review, which provides a building-by-building assessment of 43 city centers across the country to investors. Ong’s original submission featured an imaginative twist on New York’s skyline.

Get a sneak peak at some key market stats and birds-eye Skyline views with Blackbird, JLL’s dynamic geo-spatial intelligence tool

San Francisco

Vacancy levels across the San Francisco Skyline fell below 10.0 percent for the first time in a decade, fueling rent growth of 9.6 percent in 2013 and an incredible 67.5 percent jump over the past 36 months.

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Driven by rent growth of 70 percent from 2005, annual investment activity across Houston’s Skyline over the past three years has more than doubled the rate of investment from the 2005- 2009 period.

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Washington, D.C.

Since 2009, 68 percent of the DC Skyline has traded to foreign capital.

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Construction (1.1 MSF under construction; 45 percent preleased) re-emerges for the first time since 2009, which will provide supply relief in the tight luxury end of the Skyline in 2017.

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