Yearly Archives: 2010

Setting goals

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from Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Of all the things to think about this time of year, perhaps the last thing on anyone’s mind is the New Year’s resolution. Maybe it’s because we don’t have enough time to think about it, or it’s because we want to avoid telling ourselves that we can improve. In any case, it’s a healthy… Read More

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Social connections

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from Debra Graziano
Marketing Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

One of the best reasons to use social networking for business is to gain access to amazing business connections that generally would have taken considerable time and effort to make. There is still something to be said, however, for good old fashion person-to-person networking. 

It’s has become so easy to make new business connections by sending… Read More

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Looking ahead

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from Tom O’Connor, PMP
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I had dinner the other night with some friends in the real estate industry. Like most of you do when the end of the year comes around, we looked back at 2010 and prior. While we all agreed that things are getting better, we did spend a lot of time reliving stories about… Read More

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Holiday small talk

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from Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

As we close out 2010, our hope is to have time to celebrate accomplishments and plan for a successful 2011. In reality, our personal and professional calendars are packed day and night to meet deadlines, and hopefully attend holiday celebrations. By the time Auld Lang Syne starts to play, the tendency to look around and… Read More

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Our tightening rental market

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from Brandon Dickason
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

Are you a renter? If so, and you recently renewed your lease, you probably noticed a big spike in rent. In some cases upwards of 10%. Why?

Typically this time of year, leverage tips in favor of renters as owners position themselves to ride out the winter months. However, this year seems to be a bit of… Read More

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New life

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from Paul Leonard
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

I recently had the opportunity to attend the New England Economic Partnership’s Fall Conference. This group is charged with forecasting economic indicators such as employment growth, income growth and economic output over the next five years.

As one might expect from a panel of “dismal scientists,” this group tends to be conservative in their forecasts. However,… Read More

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The apartment margin

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from Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Outside of football, family and overeating, part of the joy of a holiday weekend for me is completing long overdue projects around the house. On Thanksgiving it was installing new lampposts and lanterns. As I was playing electrician, I recalled a recent conversation with a local real estate developer.

I asked him where he was finding… Read More

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Staying ahead of the curve

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from Don Domoretsky
Operations Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

You may have missed Governor Patrick’s recent announcement detailing Novartis’ 2011 bio-pharma expansion, but it’s hard to ignore the industry boom in Cambridge. 

With over 100,000 people located in 6.5 square miles, Cambridge provides a balance of cultural- diversity, technological innovation, and unprecedented institutional knowledge. Cambridge expansion is becoming a bio-pharma right of passage. As existing… Read More

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Positive change

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from Bob Kelly
Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

The real estate industry is barely recognizable from the golden days of construction. I’m old enough to remember when the builder used to tell the client when they could have their building, and not the other way around.

Today’s prevailing trend is to get the work done faster and cheaper than ever before without sacrificing quality. This… Read More

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Inquiring minds want to know!

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by Jennifer Cronan
Construction Manager and LEED Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle
from Greenbuild Chicago 2010

 As a more technical requirement of ‘being green’ has recently been unveiled, many of the LEED APs out there have lots of questions about what they need to do to maintain their credentials…which was very obvious by the huge turnout at the education session that I just presented… Read More

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