Monthly Archives: December 2011

Best of Boston Blog

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This year our Boston Blog covered topics ranging from the job front to parallel universes. Three of the most popular posts of 2011 were by Matt Giffune on the new ways that social media can change the sometimes stodgy real estate industry. Here again is the first installment in his three-part series Twitter is the new country club.

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Will power?

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From Noga Sachs, MS
Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Managing weight can be tough. It’s not just about your plans and intentions. It’s also about what comes your way, like that candy bowl that’s sitting right next to your desk full of your favorite candy staring you down every day.

A lot of people call this ability to resist temptations “will power.” It… Read More

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Customer validation

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From Matt Giffune
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

This post also appears on Matt’s personal blog http://mattgiffune.wordpress.com/.

It is widely believed that real estate is a “relationship business.” While I’m a believer that relationships are the cornerstone of success in any business endeavor, it is shortsighted to subscribe to the notion that if you simply “cultivate” relationships that you will reach a level… Read More

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Looking back, moving forward

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

During this and every holiday season I like to take a look back at the pivotal people and moments that have shaped my life. It helps me to appreciate what I have and where I’m going.

After competing in the urban real estate development ring, particularly during the holidays I like to escape… Read More

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Buy energy for the holidays

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From Tim Martin
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the past I have written about procuring energy contracts and the benefit they bring to the bottom line. De-regulated energy markets are showing a significant cost savings in recent years, and the fourth quarter of 2011 is no different. 

The natural gas market is also at historic lows which makes contracts very attractive. For anyone… Read More

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Clients say it best

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The fourth and final ad in our Clients say it best testimonials campaign ran in the Wall Street Journal today. On the heels of tomorrow’s grand opening of the Dassault Systèmes North America headquarters campus, Dassault Systèmes Managing Director Al Bunshaft tells how we optimized efficiencies during this pivotal time of growth.

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Keeping Boston’s character

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From Bob Kelly
Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

It is great to see so many of Boston’s grand, older buildings being meticulously maintained. In the Back Bay alone, you can’t walk a block without seeing mass climbers or spider lifts on exterior elevations. Preserving these classic, elegant structures from a bygone era is essential to Boston’s character and charm. 

My latest construction assignment has me… Read More

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Local life science market reflects global trends

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From Don Domoretsky
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Our Global Life Sciences Cluster Report reveals that, following global economic trending, regional life science clusters in Greater Boston are evolving within established submarkets.

Kendall Square remains the nucleus, as real estate demand drives the need for research and development infrastructure. The discovery process demands efficiency, collaboration and intellectual prowess. Cambridge is the elite provider creating… Read More

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