Monthly Archives: July 2011

The tipping point for new hotels

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From Eamon O’Marah
Senior Vice President, Investment Development
Jones Lang LaSalle

The stars are aligned and market conditions point to a return to hotel construction in Boston. Our average daily room rate, revenue per available room, and occupancy rates are all rising. The downtown occupancy rate of 68.7% ranks higher than all but 4 of the top 25 US markets. And our average… Read More

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First and best – part 2

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A number of iPad and iPhone apps for everything from up close and personal research tools, to a Digital Publishing Suite, and property marketing mini-sites were presented on the second call. The Boston Skyline is mobile version of our signature look at tower market dynamics. It’s primarily used to prepare for a meeting, with a skyline you can scroll over for building… Read More

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First and best

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Our Firsts program is a competition conducted at Jones Lang LaSalle twice annually that showcases best practices among our Communications, Marketing and Research teams. A wellspring of great ideas are shared with our colleagues from across the Americas. One of the 32 winning submissions recognized during today’s call was Jones Lang LaSalle’s Panama Canal expedition. We recently sent a team of industrial… Read More

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New edition of Marketscape Monthly

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Our July edition of Marketscape Monthly shows that Boston’s real estate fundamentals continue to improve. Net absorption through Q2 has already reached 75% of full year 2010 levels. At 19.8% total vacancy, the metro is inching its way off the cyclical peak of 22.5%. This is starting to translate into a return to rent growth.

Overall… Read More

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Independence Day video

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from Kasia Bytnerowicz
AVP, Interactive Design
Jones Lang LaSalle

On Monday, my colleague Alouette Alexander and I took our camera around the Freedom Trail where we encountered locals, visitors, time-travellers from the Colonial times, and quite a number of adorable children — all bedecked in red white and blue and displaying the patriotic spirit. We asked them to read parts of the Declaration… Read More

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A responsibility to healthcare

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from Tim King
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

When we think of the hospitals and medical centers that dot our landscape, we think of a very stable and ongoing institution in our American business and social life. The ownership models are complex and diverse, mostly non-profit entities, sometimes religious in nature. They have always been and will remain pillars in the fabric of… Read More

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Difusing the situation

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from Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

There is a high probability that at least once in a property manager’s career he or she will coordinate the response to an emergency.  This is the reason that I can feel the pain Tim Nellenbach is experiencing. 
Tim manages the Nebraska nuclear power plant that has water surrounding it.  He is desperately trying to… Read More

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