Monthly Archives: August 2011

Seaport pieces are coming together

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From Patrick Nugent
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Recent articles in The Globe and the Boston Business Journal further reaffirm that the Seaport District has arrived.

Liberty Wharf delivered with amazing success. Seaport Place is seeing significant activity from law firms and advertising agencies. Allen & Gerritsen just signed for 33,000 s.f.at Seaport East. Vertex is coming to a 1.1

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Those constant updates

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From Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Sometimes dreams really do come true.

With my iPhone safely locked in a safe, I spent the last week in Honduras. I joined a group of teens and doctors to help with various construction projects and assist in medical clinics. It was an amazingly rewarding experience, and I hardly missed the continuous stream of information my… Read More

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The drivers for new investment and development – part 1

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From Daniel St. Clair
Managing Director, Spaulding & Slye Investments
Jones Lang LaSalle
Chair, ULI Boston District Council

How will wild fluctuations on Wall Street affect the local real estate market and development in Boston?

Globally we’re in a sluggish economic time continued austerity with few economic drivers on the horizon. Much like the slow climb out of The Great Recession, I expect there… Read More

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The oft asked question

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From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

A few times a week I’m asked “How’s the real estate market?” I try to keep my answer short, but inevitably there is no quick answer. 

How is it for tenants or landlords? What product type: office space, laboratory, manufacturing, or industrial? In Boston, along 128, 495, nationally or globally?
 
There is a different answer… Read More

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Getting involved again

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from Larry Carpenter
Senior VP, Construction
Jones Lang LaSalle

Throughout much of my life I have volunteered with various groups and agencies. Admittedly most of this originated from a personal connection, through a child or other relative, a hobby or passion.

A couple months ago I was asked to help with my son’s scout troop trip to summer camp, provide adult leadership and transportation… Read More

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99 High faces the future – part 2

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From Mike McGloin
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

The capital improvements program at 99 High has been far reaching. After phase 1 of the four year project was complete, we still had significant savings potential. Our work was far from done.

This past October we installed high efficiency, low pressure steam, natural gas fired Cleaver Brooks, and flex-tube boilers. Together this eliminated the need… Read More

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A day in the life of recovery

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From David Slye
Executive Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

At a recent meeting with an investor/owner, people around the table took pause as our client shared the latest drop in the Dow via his Blackberry. The shear number was alarming, but because we’re in real estate and focused on the underlying economic impact vs. the emotional meter, we believe that one bad day… Read More

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99 High faces the future

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From Mike McGloin
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

At Boston’s 99 High we are nearing the end of several years of major capital improvements. Our initial goal was to renovate a fully occupied building constructed in 1970 into a facility that could compete with the city’s top towers. Where do you start to incorporate changes of a structure designed and built when energy… Read More

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Hubway is on a roll

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From Jennifer Cronan
Construction Manager and LEED Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle

New in front of our Boston office in PO Square is a Hubway bike station.  As a somewhat avid bicyclist in my free time (I have two kids so free time is at a premium), I was interested in the launch of the city’s New Balance Hubway bike share system, and happy… Read More

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