Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good news on job front

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from Geoff Homer
Research Analyst
Jones Lang LaSalle

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development just released employment statistics for the Greater Boston metro area. The data revealed encouraging information and highlighted some interesting trends.

The unemployment rate for the Boston MSA was a non-seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent in March, the lowest rate in nearly two years and a full percentage point… Read More

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The energy debate

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from Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In what will likely become a precedent setting legal decision, the state of Vermont is challenging the permitting process of Entergy’s nuclear power plant. This is in hopes of closing the plant. Here is the Boston Globe story.
 
We face challenging decisions as our demand for energy soars. While the benefits of renewable energy… Read More

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The other side

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from Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

One of the things we do on the tenant side of the business is help our clients interview architects and engineers for projects. It’s not the most exciting way to spend a morning or afternoon, but it’s nice to be on the other side of a sales pitch once in a while.

The part I enjoy… Read More

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Twitter is the new country club – Part 2

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from Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Perhaps the most fundamental interaction in the industry is between the tenant and landlord. There are, however, usually intermediaries (brokers) that facilitate the consummation of the relationship. Thus it gets a little complicated. 

Resources such as LoopNet and ROFO that aggregate property listings and make them available to the general public seek to cut out… Read More

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Twitter is the new country club

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from Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I spent a lot of time this week thinking about how social media is changing the stodgy commercial real estate industry. I don’t know if I have all the answers, but I have framed my thoughts in the context of the barriers that exist when trying to achieve a successful partnership. The first barrier… Read More

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Through the Wormhole at 99 High

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Recently, 99 High was used as a location for a Science Channel documentary “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.”

We think the world of 99 High, a recent BOMA Award winner, but never imagined it as a model for the multi-dimensional universe. Fortunately the show’s producers put two and two together and came up with 99 High for an interview with Harvard cosmologist… Read More

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It Keeps Me Running

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from Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I have always done my best thinking while enjoying the solitude and rush of distance running. As I labored through my final long training run of 21 miles leading up to the Boston Marathon, I pondered several concepts that are game changers for me.

Here’s one. I paid for my coffee at Starbucks the other… Read More

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