Thank you to our valued clients

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We would like to thank everyone who came to the rooftop party at One Post Office Square last week to celebrate the start of summer! To kick off Memorial Day weekend, we hosted our annual Spring client event, complete with a live steel drum musician. The turn out was unbelievable and it was a perfect night for views of the Boston skyline.… Read More

The District launched at NAIOP event

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Nasca, JohnFrom John Nasca III
Research Analyst

National Development created a splash at NAIOP’s rain soaked 13th annual Bus Tour, announcing that it is rebranding New England Executive Park as The District Burlington. The multi-phased redevelopment will dramatically change the 13-building complex into a walkable, urban-style destination. JLL is leasing and marketing the new complex.

“The… Read More

BBJ awards Sonos lease at LCC

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The Boston Business Journal honored audio manufacturer Sonos Inc.’s expansion from Kendall Square into 170,000 sf at Lafayette City Center with a Best in Boston Real Estate award (slide show) at its annual program. The deal led the charge in establishing the BID as a destination for tech companies. JLL, building owner The Abbey Group, and Colliers International were recognized for the… Read More

Get yourself out of hot water

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

About 5% of the energy used in buildings is for heating water.

If we are going to focus on water conservation, let’s start there. You’re killing two birds with one stone. Saving water and saving energy at the same time.

Water-saving solutions don’t need to be expensive. Fix dripping faucets with… Read More

How well do you know the world’s cities?

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The world’s cities have been the subject of great interest by many, particularly clients seeking to identify new real estate opportunities abroad. As a result, we have spent over 10 years pioneering city research and developed the award winning Cities Research Center. An innovative and interactive approach to the analysis and interpretation of city performance, the tool most recently won “Best in Class”… Read More

JLL Higher Education – Prepare Colleges and Universities for Real Estate Success

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Middleton-Pratt_Lauren_Color_HiResFrom: Lauren Middleton-Pratt
Higher Education Market Lead

All institutions of higher learning have real estate needs, and JLL Boston has a vested interest in addressing those needs. In 2014, JLL New England continued to build on its work in the higher education arena by assembling a team of real… Read More

Green and productive space pays out

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

What happens when we set out to make a building greener and more productive at the same time. Something amazing.

The Federal Building in San Diego decided to make a number of changes with impressive results.

First, they changed their fluorescent lighting from T12s with flickering magnetic ballasts to more energy-efficiency… Read More

Tech redefines financial services real estate

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

As banks continue to recover from the last financial crisis they also face heightened regulation, potential for security breaches and a squeeze on expenses. This, according to a new report by JLL, is having a major impact on their real estate decisions.

While banks still represent the… Read More

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Taming your capital monster

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Most companies believe they are creating a capital plan that supports business goals but in fact, the world’s largest companies often miss their real estate capital plan by billions each year – felled by the ‘capital monster.’

The capital monster strikes when companies are unintentionally inhibiting growth because they do not effectively develop, prioritize, manage and execute their capital plan. So how do you tame… Read More

Residential deliveries are peaking

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Travis D'Amato

Travis D’Amato
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Boston’s apartment pipeline has been a hot topic in the media lately.

Newly delivered Class A properties are offering one to two months of concessions to maintain their lease-up velocity. Deliveries will peak in 2015 and then inevitably reduce due to rising construction costs and improving condominium economics.

Despite the pipeline,… Read More