Boston has cemented its place as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs, and its status as a global leader in research and technology continues to rise. For the fourth straight year Boston ranks among the top 10 cities globally in JLL’s City Momentum Index, moving up the list and coming in at 5th in the world.
The Index tracks a broad range of factors to identify those cities which possess the… Read More
We’ve all heard the excitement surrounding Boston’s Seaport District as the growing destination for companies of all types and sizes. With multiple development and expansion projects occurring there, it’s easy to forget there are other Boston neighborhoods undergoing significant changes.
The financial district’s Post Office Square neighborhood, for instance, is undergoing a serious facelift. With growing competition from the Seaport, this neighborhood is just one of many looking for new and exciting… Read More
In today’s highly connected and globalized world, it no longer makes sense to see all cities as in competition with each other. Cities now share roles and aspirations with other similar cities, and a new grouping of cities has emerged as a result. Our latest JLL Research Report “World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success” benchmarks these new types of city groups against their shared strengths and challenges.
2017 was yet another memorable year for us at JLL. Last week, our team gathered together at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theater to celebrate some of our greatest achievements over the past twelve months. From our service lines to our support teams we shared several new innovations and success stories.
One of the biggest takeaways from our meeting was the reveal of our Achieve Ambitions video. A year ago, JLL made… Read More
With unprecedented disruption impacting the workplace, a new work world has emerged catered to technology and an increasingly fluid workforce. Business success is dependent on not only transforming this disruption into opportunity, but also standing out in an increasingly competitive environment.
According to our recently released Future of Workplace report, a strategically designed workplace is one of the main keys for transforming this disruption. A well designed, managed, and operated workplace has… Read More
From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director
What a year it was for Boston metro’s office market in 2017. As economic conditions locally continued to improve, the office market benefited from significant tenant demand, bolstered not only by locally-based companies expanding in the market, but also by new entrants looking to tap into the area’s talent and innovation engines.
Likewise, the metro’s industrial market also… Read More
For the past three years, our property management team at Hasbro, Inc. has had the honor of participating in the company’s annual Hasbro Global Day of Joy. Every December, Hasbro empowers all of its employees worldwide to spend the day volunteering in their local communities in order to bring holiday cheer to children in need.
A little over a year ago, we expanded our longtime relationship with the MIT Center for Real Estate and became a founding industry partner of their new Real Estate Innovation Lab. With our shared mission and passion for innovation and real estate, this partnership proved a synergistic opportunity for both our organizations.
“Our partnership with MIT and the learnings that we get from just being in this innovation ecosystem gives us an… Read More
Once upon a time, Fort Devens was a temporary cantonment for training soldiers during World War I and later a U.S. Army Reserve. Today, the area roughly 40 miles Northwest of Boston has become a growing technology and manufacturing hub. Look no further than Quiet Logistics as proof. The company, which occupies over 400,000 square feet in Devens,… Read More
In our recent Tech Office Trends report, we explored six of the top trends impacting the real estate decisions of tech companies. One of the more notable trends was the thought of cost being irrelevant in terms of office location.
Even though Boston’s tech fit out cost is eight percent over the U.S. average, the market is still ranked number six for greatest absolute gain in tech employees in 2016. Major companies… Read More