Monthly Archives: March 2011

IFMA Conference Underway

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The IFMA Facility Fusion Conference at The Weston Boston Waterfront began yesterday morning with a general session on the evolution of FM. Our own Tom Turley spoke yesterday on the five hottest issues in the industry. Janice Cimbalo is on the docket for tomorrow with an overview of the current world markets and trends in the US.

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Another W for 99 High

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99 High was just named one of four Boston buildings as a BOMA Mid-Atlantic Region TOBY Award winner. The gala dinner will take place on May 4 in Philly. Then it’s on to the BOMA International Awards held June 28 in DC. Onward and upward.

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Removing the madness from the Big Dance

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from Rich Branning and Andy Poppink
Managing Directors
Jones Lang LaSalle

If you’re one of the millions who filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket, it might pay off to bone up on the latest commercial real estate statistics first.

According to a new predictive model developed by our crack Research team, this year’s Final Four teams can be picked by analyzing the prevailing office… Read More

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Getting ahead of electricity

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From Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

I am often asked by owners and tenants about the cost of electricity. All the questions are typically about how to better predict and reduce costs. 

First, it is important to understand the two cost categories of your electricity bills: generation and transmission. The generation component is dictated by the cost of producing the electricity that… Read More

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A city canvas

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from Brendan Cohn
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

The other night while walking out of the North End, I was struck by the nighttime view.  Beyond the Greenway stood Faneuil Hall, the brilliantly lit Custom House, International Place, and the skyscrapers along State Street dotted by the lights of those still in the office.

After crossing the Greenway, I turned my head toward… Read More

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The Boston trickle

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from Robert Borden
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

Wouldn’t everyone involved in the capital markets like to see more deal flow? Jones Lang LaSalle’s weekly national investment sales call inspired me to compare how Boston’s deal flow is stacking up against other “gateway cities.”

I searched for office transactions greater than $50mm over the past year in New York, San Francisco, Washington and Boston. New… Read More

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