A renewed sentiment for the suburbs

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The below article originally appeared in The New England Investor. Click to read the full magazine.

“Looking back just 18 months ago, you would have had to be quite convincing to get investors to even consider the suburbs. That’s really changed in past six to nine months.” So says Matt Sherry, Senior Vice President on the JLL… Read More

Getting to know our Industrial team: Meet Caroline

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In Part Two of our interview series with our New England Industrial team, we sat down with new Associate Caroline Collett to learn more about her transition to commercial real estate and why she’s excited for the future of Boston’s industrial market. Get to know more about Caroline below!

Prior to joining JLL you were in medical sales. Why the change to commercial real estate?

Although I had a very successful seven-year career in… Read More

Getting to know our Industrial team: Meet the new leads

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As part of our commitment to build a leading Brokerage team, Joe Fabiano and Michael Ciummei were named to lead our New England Industrial Practice Group earlier this year, and Caroline Collett recently joined the team as an Associate. We sat down with Joe, Mike and Caroline over a two-part interview series to hear their insights on Boston’s industrial market and what they look to achieve in their new roles.

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Long cycle not late cycle

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Much has been said about the current economic expansion our nation is experiencing. In fact, according to AEW’s Director of Research Michael Acton, who spoke this morning at our Capital Markets breakfast event, this is going to be the nation’s longest expansion once it’s done.

Although economists have been saying for the past four years this cycle would end in two years, it continues to live onAs JLL’s own Capital Markets Managing… Read More

Summer is officially here!

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Today is the first official day of Summer. We decided to kick off the summer season a little early with our annual summer outing late last week. JLLers from across New England gathered at The Daily Catch to enjoy beautiful weather, spectacular water views and great company.

Check out a few of our favorite photos from the evening!

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Celebrating Life Sciences innovation

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To help celebrate the BIO International Convention held in Boston last week, we hosted a get together for our Life Science friends and clients at The Lawn on D in South Boston. The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and provides inspiring programs covering the biotechnology and pharma industry’s most relevant and timely topics. BIO 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of this innovative, four-day convention.

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How long can the boom last?

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From Ryan Severino
JLL Chief Economist

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the economic overview at the recent NAIOP/SIOR Mid-Year Roundup. Here is a recap.

I wasn’t pandering to the audience when I said that Boston is one of the hottest cities in the US. Don’t underestimate this. It’s well documented. It has what I call “gateway status,” and remains the eighth largest metro… Read More

Then, now, next: A look into the Greater Boston real estate landscape

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From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director

In honor of NAIOP’s 15th Annual Bus Tour and this year’s theme of “Then, Now, and Next,” we thought we’d take a look back at Greater Boston to see how much has changed. Across the country and in Boston specifically, 2003 was still the doldrums of the recession. Unemployment was climbing as tech and other employees fled.… Read More

Debt, equity, and innovation: How global capital influences future development

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MIT’s World Real Estate Forum was, as its name would suggest, an opportunity for a diverse set of investors from across the globe to come together to discuss debt, equity and innovation. While perspectives varied widely across the panel, which kicked off the two-day session, the following sentiments were echoed by the group:

  1. It is much harder to deploy capital than it is to source it
  2. Now, more than ever, obsolescence is a
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Blockchain: From buzzword to viable business, breaking down one of real estate’s hottest topics

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The dictionary definition of blockchain is “a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.” Clear enough, right? Well, not exactly. In front of a packed room on the second day of MIT’s World Real Estate Forum the question was posed: how many people have heard of blockchain? Nearly every hand in the room was raised, a difference from what was observed just… Read More