Monthly Archives: January 2011

Smell the flowers

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from Jennifer Cronan
Construction Manager and LEED Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle

As we muddle through snow storm after snowstorm, stuck in traffic and sitting on broken down trains I can’t help but think about the spring days that are right around the corner.  The vision of green grass and flowers blooming reminds me of how nice it is to take a break from… Read More

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A Compulsion to Text

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from Tina Snyder
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

As I stood huddled in the station waiting for my morning train into Boston, it was hard not to people watch. With everyone trying unsuccessfully to stay warm on this sub-zero day, many commuters couldn’t help themselves. They took off their gloves, exposed their fingers to the elements, and were texting away on their… Read More

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A snowman cometh

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from Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Last week a fierce nor’easter dumped upwards of two feet of wet, concrete-like snow on the Boston area. With a sense of New England pride, I ignored the myriad warnings, and made my way to the office. It proved to be the kind of day where bad drivers ignored traffic laws and common decency. Next… Read More

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Monday Morning QB

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from Phil DeSimone
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the aftermath of the excruciating loss to the Jets, I can’t help myself but use a football analogy when thinking about the reaction to Evergreen Solar’s decision to pull out of Devens. We are often true Monday morning quarterbacks when we hear about companies either leaving the area, or not living up to its… Read More

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Winter Wonderland

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from Geoff Homer
Research Analyst
Jones Lang LaSalle

A few days ago New England experienced a blizzard, creating havoc for commuters and delighting students. As I trudged to work, I took the time to observe my downtown surroundings.

Mayor Menino had declared a snow emergency and most commuters opted to stay home. Downtown Boston resembled a winter wonderland. There was nary a… Read More

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Bad news is good news

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from Chris Wessen
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

At the beginning of a new year I try to think of what I can do better for my property and client. I end up going back to basics, focusing on contracts and service relationships. After all, relationships are the basis of our business.

We all have a certain level of comfort with our clients. Often… Read More

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