Category Archives: Liveblogging

North Cook County highlights industrial development ramp-up

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Industrial developers have been busy since the snow melted, with 8.3 million square feet of new product under construction. Look no further than North Cook County, said JLL Senior Vice President Steve Trapp, who spoke to a packed house recently at Bisnow‘s 5th Annual Industrial Summit in Rosemont.


Venture One Real Estate’s Mark Goode and JLL’s Steve Trapp

Take Cabot Properties and Seefried Industrial Properties’ 217,064 square-foot 5600-5750 W. Jarvis Avenue in Niles, the fourth redevelopment in the area in the past 12 months, which is already 60 percent pre-leased.… Read More

NAIOP panel reveals e-commerce, industrial trends impacting Chicago

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With e-commerce booming, industrial is adapting to new distribution challenges daily. The Chicago market, centrally located and gaining favor among global capital, finds itself at the convergence of those changes.


JLL’s Kris Bjorson

JLL’s Kris Bjorson, International Director and Head of Retail/E-Commerce Distribution, spoke to a packed auditorium at NAIOP’s All Star Industrial Panel in Rosemont last Thursday.

The panel, which also included LaSalle Investment Management Managing Director Paul White and Panattoni Development Partner John Pagliari, broke down four key market trends affecting global industrial in the Windy City.

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LIVE BLOG: Data Centers in Chicago event

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JLL’s Chicago data center gurus — Matt Carolan, Sean Reynolds and Andy Cvengros — are hosting a discussion on data center activity in the Chicago and U.S. market, the impact data centers are making on companies of all shapes and sizes, and new trends in the marketplace.

Also on the panel are consultant Paul Schlattman of ESD… Read More

LIVE BLOG: JLL CEO Colin Dyer at Executives’ Club of Chicago Global Leaders Luncheon

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JLL CEO Colin Dyer (second from left) is one of three panelists at today’s Global Leaders Luncheon hosted by the Executives’ Club of Chicago. The topic is “Capital Flows and Global Footprint” and the other panelists are David Sayer (second from right), Global Head of Banking for KPMG, and Hung Tran (far right), Executive Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance.… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Chicago’s top CFOs talk real estate with JLL

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JLL CFO Christie Kelly (at left above) is moderating a panel discussion on the role of real estate in today’s corporate world before a gathering of some 50 C-level executives from across Chicago. The event, which is being hosted by JLL, is taking place at the Eataly Chicago food emporium in River North.

Panelists include American Medical Association CFO Denise Hagerty; Coyote Logistics CFO… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Steve Steinmeyer at the Law Seminars International conference

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Steinmeyer, SteveJones Lang LaSalle tenant representative Steve Steinmeyer (at left)  has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman attorney Kellye Bowers for a panel discussion on negotiating letters of intent. The two are speaking at today’s Law Seminars International conference at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center.

Below is a live, minute-by-minute rundown of their discussion:

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LIVE BLOG: JLL City vs. Suburbs event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Fred Schuler is moderating a panel discussion featuring JLL tenant representative Dan McCarthy, JLL economic incentives expert Meredith O’Connor, Catamaran’s Kristen DeLay, Capital One’s Jon Streich and Don Ricker of the architecture and design firm TVS Design.

Here’s a minute-by-minute run-down of the discussion:

8:18 a.m. — McCarthy: “A good sign for the… Read More

LIVE BLOG: JLL’s Andy Cvengros at the Chicago Data Center Summit & Expo

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JLL’s own Andy Cvengros (left) is participating in a panel discussion on data center development as a part of the 2nd Annual Chicago Data Center Summit & Expo at the Museum of Science & Industry. Other panelists include Server Farm Realty’s Dan Flynn, DRT’s Stephen Verp, Exuinix’s Lou Najdzin, Ubiquity’s SeanRead More

LIVE BLOG: BisNow Chicago “State of the Suburbs” event

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JLL’s Doug Shehan (left) is part of a panel discussion on the state of the Suburban Chicago office market that also includes Arden Realty’s Laura Quayle Hamilton Partners’ Michael Rolfs and several others. More than 250 people are on hand to watch.

Here’s a “play-by-play” run-down of the conversation:

8:50 a.m. — Quayle on… Read More

LIVE BLOG: BisNow Chicago Industrial Summit

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JLL’s own Trevor Ragsdale (left) is moderating a panel discussion at today’s BisNow Industrial Summit that also includes CenterPoint Properties’ Jim Clewlow, Venture One Real Estate’s Mark Goode, KTR Capital Partners’ Ryan Stoller and Sitex Group’s Cary Goldman.

Here’s a live run-down of the proceedings:

8:15 a.m. Goldman: “We’ve had manufacturers from various industries… Read More

LIVE BLOG: BisNow Chicago Data Center Event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Matt Carolan is a part of a panel discussion on Data Center development and tenant requirements that also features City of Chicago CIO Brett Goldstein, Digital Realty Trust’s Donough Roche and Server Farm Realty’s Avner Papouchado, among others.

9:02 a.m. — Roche on Chicago-area data center demand in 2012: “We saw it coming from various sources … local and national retailers, enterprise, financial players and also Internet companies. It… Read More

LIVE BLOG: CIP Transportation & Logistics Conference

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20121101-081146.jpgJones Lang LaSalle’s Kris Bjorson is participating in a panel discussion on the evolving state of the transportation/logistics market in Chicago and the Midwest. Other panelists include architect Karl Heitman, CenterPoint Properties’ Michael Murphy, Clarius Partners’ Kevin Matzke and Providence Logistics’ Chris McGrath.


9:05 a.m. — Murphy on the demand for warehouse/distribution space: “We’ve seen pretty healthy leasing activity and what I’ll call ‘rent stabilization.’ Our occupancies… Read More

We’re live-blogging the CIP Transportation & Logistics Conference

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Kris Bjorson is among several panelists on the “State of the Market” panel during Thursday’s Transportation & Logistics Conference sponsored by Chicago Industrial Properties magazine.

We’ll be live-blogging all the proceedings, so check back here beginning at 8:15 a.m. to follow along.

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LIVE BLOG: JLL’s Jack Keenan at today’s BisNow Chicago “Tech Summit” event

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20120822-010943.jpgJones Lang LaSalle’s Jack Keenan (left) is among several featured panelists at today’s Tech Summit/Office of the Future event sponsored by the popular commercial real estate e-newsletter BisNow.

The first panel session of the day features several top local architects, designers, builders and developers. (The broker/owner panel featuring Jack Keenan begins at 8:45 a.m.)

8:05 a.m. — Perkins + Will’s Gina Berndt says high-tech firms are… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Panel Discussion at Jones Lang LaSalle Panama Canal event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Rich Thompson (at right) is moderating a panel discussion featuring the Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan (center), Ridge Property Trust’s Jim Martel (left) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Rick Blasgen (second from left).

9:15 a.m. — Blasgen: “The recession diminished our (U.S.) investment in port infrastructure.”

9:20 a.m. — Bazan: With strategic unloading — beginning at Norfolk — large vessels can dock… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Keynote Presentation at Jones Lang LaSalle Panama Canal breakfast

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The Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan (left) is delivering a keynote presentation on how the $5.25 billion canal expansion project will impact supply chain networks. Highlights from his talk are below.

8:20 a.m. — The Panama Canal was first conceptualized by the King of Spain in the mid-1500s. It would be more than 360 years before it was actually built and opened… Read More

We’re live-blogging Jones Lang LaSalle’s Panama Canal event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chicago Industrial Services team is hosting a special invite-only event this Thursday morning (June 21st) entitled “The Panama Canal Expansion and its Impact on Supply Chain and Distribution.”

We’ll be live-blogging all the proceedings beginning at 8:15 a.m., so be sure to check back here then.

The event features a special presentation from the Panama Canal Authority’s Oscar Bazan as well as a Q&A session… Read More

LIVE BLOG: JLL’s Peter Harwood on investing in industrial real eatate

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20120608-095108.jpg JLL’s Peter Harwood (left) is among the panelists on the “Investing in Industrial” panel here at the 9th annual CIP Industrial Summit. Other speakers include KTR Capital Partners’ Ryan Stoller and Venture One’s Mark Goode.

10:40 a.m. — Harwood on the state of the market in 2012: “The volume is up by about 25 percent year-over-year nationally, but it’s flat here in Chicago.”

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LIVE BLOG: State of the Industrial Market

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A panel of experts including CenterPoint’s Paul Fisher, First Industrial’s David Harker and Ryan Cos.’s Tim Hennelly are discussing the state of the Chicago-area industrial market here at the 9th Annual CIP Industrial Summit.

9:10 a.m. — Harker on market fundamentals: “The last few years, we’ve seen a lot of growth from smaller, independent companies with bank debt (not bond debt). They’re a… Read More

LIVE BLOG: Keith Stauber and ProLogis Central Region President Jeremy Giles at the CIP Industrial Summit

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20120608-060124.jpgJLL’s Keith Stauber (left) kicks off today’s 9th Annual CIP Industrial Summit with a one-on-one interview with Prologis Central Region President Jeremy Giles one year after that firm’s merger with AMB created the country’s largest industrial REIT.

8:30 a.m. — Giles on the merger: “The thing about the merger, in terms of assets, was how well the two companies’ assets fit together and complimented each… Read More