Monthly Archives: October 2011

Natural disasters and leases

0 CommentsBy

From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Hurricanes, floods, and snow in October. Just another season in New England.
 
I was one of the fortunate ones during  Hurricane Irene. My family was safe and there was no damage to my house. I did lose power for a week. This got me thinking about lease terms that relate to repair, services and… Read More

Categories: Topics.

Getting found online – part 2

0 CommentsBy

From Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Creating a web presence isn’t rocket science. The common questions that my Philly colleagues asked was “How long did it take you to set this up?” and “How much time do you spend on social media in a typical day?”

The process is front end loaded but it’s worth the time you invest. Get home… Read More

Categories: Topics.

Getting found online – part 1

0 CommentsBy

From Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

My Philadelphia colleagues invited me to their office last week to speak about social media and technology as tools for leasing. I’ve presented on this topic to various groups but this was the most thought provoking. The audience was comprised entirely of brokers like me.

While I was planning to use Powerpoint, the presentation quickly… Read More

Categories: Topics.

Negative absorption despite job growth

0 CommentsBy

Despite one of the strongest economic recoveries in the country, during Q3 Greater Boston experienced its first quarter of negative absorption in 18 months. This is largely due to large swaths of space that were put on the market from companies in biotech, high tech and defense. There is, however, a steady flow of in-migration to Cambridge and Boston’s Innovation District taking… Read More

Categories: Topics.

A conversation starter

0 CommentsBy

From Jim Kolb
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I’ve been to many trade shows during my 25 years in commercial real estate and design. I thought I was well prepared for last week’s International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Boston Product Show at Gillette Stadium.

In the past I’d meet and greet engineer types, vendors and owners with the goal of making a… Read More

Categories: Topics.

Living united

0 CommentsBy

Our internal Jones Lang LaSalle United Way fundraising campaign has begun in preparation for the 18th Annual Real Estate and Building Industry Leadership Breakfast. Year after year our firm consistently ranks as a top fundraiser due to the contributions of our generous employees. This year’s breakfast will honor Robert Beal, President of The Beal Companies, for his life long career… Read More

Categories: Topics.

Clients say it best campaign

0 CommentsBy

The second ad in ‘Our clients say it best’ campaign appeared in the Money and Investing section of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. In it Aviva USA President and CEO Chris Littlefield shares how we saved his company money on their real estate and created peace of mind in the process. Our next installment will appear in the WSJ on November 2.

Read More
Categories: Topics.

A tidal wave in the south

0 CommentsBy

From Michael Olson
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

About this time last year I was at a real estate function and was talking with a well known real estate investor. After explaining that I focused on the South submarket he exclaimed: “I would never invest in that market. Not enough activity, not enough demand.” 

It’s a good thing that other investors don’t feel the same… Read More

Categories: Topics.