14 episodes

Hear the trends and stories emerging from the commercial real estate market, as told by the experts that study it every day. Building Places explains how commercial property impacts our world.

Building Places | People, Cities and the Future of Real Estate JLL

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    • 4.8, 10 Ratings

Hear the trends and stories emerging from the commercial real estate market, as told by the experts that study it every day. Building Places explains how commercial property impacts our world.

    What Will Happen to the Hotel Industry?

    What Will Happen to the Hotel Industry?

    With business and leisure travel at all time lows, the hospitality industry is facing a crisis. Gilda Perez-Alvarado, the Chief Executive Officer of JLL Hotels & Hospitality explains how hotels are adapting with new technology and safety procedures. She expects leisure travel will return first, followed by a more gradual return of business travel. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.

    • 11 min
    Is Flex Still the Future of Office Space?

    Is Flex Still the Future of Office Space?

    Flexible office space has seen an explosion of growth in the past few years. But how threatened is it by the COVID-19 crisis? Ben Munn is the Global Flexible Space Lead at JLL. He explains how flex space will see demand return as corporations enter the coming recovery phase. He also explains how the flex business model will have to shift in the future. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.

    • 12 min
    A Return to Domestic Manufacturing?

    A Return to Domestic Manufacturing?

    Rich Thompson explains how American companies are looking to reduce risk by bringing manufacturing to the U.S. and other countries. Thompson leads the global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions team for JLL. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.

    • 11 min
    Life Science Facilities React to COVID-19

    Life Science Facilities React to COVID-19

    The demand for research facilities has led to low vacancy. In some cases, other types of commercial space has been reconfigured for research use. Roger Humphrey, the global leader of JLL's Life Sciences practice explains that while continuing to manufacture vital medicines, these companies have taken on the additional challenge of creating drugs, tests and therapies to combat COVID-19. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL.

    • 8 min
    Why is there demand for more cold storage space?

    Why is there demand for more cold storage space?

    A shift in consumer preferences for fresh items combined with growing interest in grocery eCommerce has meant that cold storage facilities are seeing surging demand. Trevor Ragsdale and Tim O'Rourke explain what that new demand means for real estate investors and speculative developers. Trevor Ragsdale is an Executive Managing Director and Tim O'Rourke is a Managing Director at JLL. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

    • 10 min
    The Entertainment Industry, COVID-19 and Real Estate

    The Entertainment Industry, COVID-19 and Real Estate

    The entertainment industry has seen more demand for content from home viewers, yet COVID-19 has kept new productions in check. Amber Schiada explains how the industry plans to return to production with new safety protocols. She also spells out how the entertainment industry has fostered demand for commercial property in Los Angeles and beyond.  Amber is based in Los Angeles and directs research for JLL in the Southwest. James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

See Jane Illinois ,

Timely questions. Insightful answers.

This is Real Estate’s answer to The Daily. James Cook does a great job of teasing out insights. Nice format.

Jessica from The Fly Through ,

Good stuff

Lots of relavent and timely information. Short and to the point - definitely worth a listen. James is thoughtful and the guests clearly know their stuff.

Mr Global Logistics ,

Industrial Corporate Occupiers

Great insight...Ragsdale really knows his stuff

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