Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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Budgeting for the recovery

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From Chris Wessen
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Recent job reports show that Massachusetts is on the road to recovery a little faster than the rest of the nation. Now property managers can stop focusing on controlling cost. Wrong!

We have all heard during the last 36 months that we need to do more with less. I suggest that this should be nothing new.… Read More

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Gratitude expressed

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from David Slye
Executive Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

As we enter the holiday season, the tenor of the room at our recent signature event at Four Seasons Boston was one of gratitude, Guests were appreciative and generally upbeat, breathing a sigh of relief that we appear to be at the bottom of the market. Tenants and investors sense it’s time to return… Read More

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Heading Home

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from Molly Heath
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

A few of my Jones Lang LaSalle teammates and I took the afternoon recently to participate in “Up and Out Move” with Heading Home. Heading Home (http://www.headinghomeinc.org/) is a Cambridge-based non profit whose mission is to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing housing in coordination with other support services. Many in Boston’s real… Read More

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Into the future

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from Geoff Homer
Research Analyst
Jones Lang LaSalle

In anticipation of this month’s Urban Land Institute 2011 Trends in Real Estate Forum at the Westin Copley Place, I just read the Emerging Trends report produced by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

After reading it I first felt somewhat pessimistic about our city. I took another read through and found a few interesting themes applicable to Boston.

From… Read More

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Is the Waterfront the new Kendall Square?

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from Patrick Nugent
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Mayor Menino now refers to 1,000 acres on the the South Boston Waterfront as the city’s Innovation District, and he’s challenging businesses to heed the call.

Fan Pier is currently home to MassChallenge, a global start up competition offering $1M in prizes to the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Waterside Place, a proposed mixed use development,… Read More

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