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

Greater Boston sees steady growth with suburbs leading charge

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

Greater Boston showed measured growth in the first months of 2015 as direct rents grew 40 basis points quarter-over-quarter, according to JLL’s 2015 Q1 Boston Office Insight report.

Winter storms slowed activity in the CBD and Cambridge, but the suburban markets didn’t miss a beat. The suburbs recorded… Read More

Choosing the right strategy for your build out

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If you are building out a new office space in Boston, you will need to obtain a building permit from the City – but which kind will you need? The answer depends on the scope of your project.

A short form permit is needed for minor alterations to an existing building that will not change the use, egress, or increase living space… Read More

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Innovation District celebrates an anniversary

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Than_Thearin_ColorFrom Thearin Than
Senior Research Analyst

The Seaport District, once Boston’s industrial neighborhood filled with empty warehouse buildings and parking lots, now stands as one of Boston’s tightest Class B markets with a vacancy rate of 7.0 percent.

This growth can be attributed to late Mayor Menino’s plan to promote the area as Boston’s innovation District in… Read More

A super bet

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As we all know the 2015 Super Bowl came down to one deciding play. The end zone interception by Patriots safety Malcom Butler was the difference between a New England victory and defeat. It also meant that the JLL Boston office won its bet with our colleagues at JLL Seattle.

We recently enjoyed salmon-based chowder and beer at a victory party in our One PO offices. Patriots… Read More

The benefits of Fido in the workplace

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As the workplace evolves and perks such as free beer, snacks, flexible hours and treadmill desks are becoming the norm, one thing that has been slow to change is dogs in the workplace. In honor of National Puppy Day, we decided to take a look at the benefits of working alongside man’s best friend.

Is there more green in green?

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

We have been so focused on cost savings from sustainable real estate ideas, such as energy conservation, that we’re missing an idea with much bigger dollar potential.

While more daylight, better air quality and temperature control can make the workplace “greener,” there is another far… Read More

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The Innovation and Design Building gets a facelift

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JLL Construction has completed extensive renovations to the Innovation and Design Building, which is anchored by the Boston Design Center and is located at Drydock Avenue and Design Center Place in Boston.

At the Boston Design Center, JLL Construction performed the interior renovation of all common spaces, including upgrading and revitalizing all aspects of the building. This includes: the main lobby,… Read More

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Yesterday’s buildings for today’s tenants

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Last night’s NAIOP Massachusetts Developing Leaders session focused on transforming older commercial office buildings for the demands of today’s tenants. Moderated by JLL’s Bryan Sparkes, the panel featured David Greaney, Founder and President of Synergy Investments, who recently purchased Ten Post Office Square where the event was held. Ten Post Office Square is a prime example of an asset currently going through a transition to modernize a classic… Read More

TAMI tenants redefine Downtown

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From Thearin Than
Senior Research Analyst

Formerly known as the hub of financial and professional business services, the Financial District continues to attract large technology, advertising, media and information companies (TAMI) to prominent Class A buildings.

The Financial District not only provides access to all major transportation hubs, but also enjoys growing numbers of retail amenities and… Read More