Monthly Archives: September 2010

Out of the woods?

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from David Slye
Executive Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Clubhouse conversation at our recent Bushwood Invitational golf event centered around market recovery. Although many executives I spoke with said that their company’s revenue is ahead of projection, they described a nagging uncertainty among tenants and investors.

This was evident in Jones Lang LaSalle’s recent Investor Sentiment Survey. When asked to describe their mood about… Read More

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Texting and speed to market

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from Jennifer Cronan
Construction Manager and LEED Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle

I’m currently wrapping up my maternity leave, and will be returning to work in a few weeks. During my time at home I’ve been watching more TV than I’d like to admit between feedings and other demands of my new baby girl. 

The other night a short segment on Entertainment Tonight showed thirteen… Read More

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Is multifamily recession proof?

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from Brandon Dickason
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

Over the last few years the Capital Markets have faced trying times. Despite this, Multifamily has proven to be one of the safest investments, and continues to be the asset of choice for a cross-section of investors.

Why? The obvious reason is the bursting of the housing bubble. Fewer people can afford homes creating an increased demand… Read More

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A renewed interest in buying

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from Geoff Homer
Research Analyst
Jones Lang LaSalle

Notable sale transactions this year, with the exception of One Brigham Circle and 10 Brookline Place West, have been anemic. These two each sold in the $100 million range. Additionally, a number of investors placed bids on the Hancock Tower, which is reported to command over $900 million.

In the burbs activity has been centered on… Read More

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In with the new

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from Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I was talking with a client a few weeks ago about how notable Massachusetts companies continue to get acquired by out of state entities. Gillette, Fleet, and John Hancock to name a few. These companies continue to move employees out of state, and the loss of those big names makes it seem like the days… Read More

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Telecommuting for efficiency

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from Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Do you enjoy working from home? I certainly do. It’s not because I can avoid the business attire or the $4 cup of coffee on the way to the office. Instead, it’s about the efficiencies I and my employer gain from it.  

It is ironic that telecommuting is something that I enjoy considering my existence as a broker… Read More

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Social media generates property buzz

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from Tina Snyder
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

As marketing professionals we’re always thinking about the next best ways to reach our target audience. Lately social media is the rage. I’ve wondered if it’s relevant in commercial real estate or business-to-business marketing. With the demographics of Facebook expanding to include corporate executives and decision makers, it seems that social media is a… Read More

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Property Management is Cool!

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from Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Dan Pufunt, our national President of Property Management recently proclaimed, “Property Management Is Cool!”   He was referring to the country’s recent infatuation with sustainable building and Property Managers’ role on the forefront of implementing many of these strategies.  Boston is no different.  Just look to the small wind turbines on City Hall and The Museum… Read More

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