Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mixing business with football

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We’re not afraid to mix a little business with football. After correctly predicting last year’s Super Bowl winner based on real estate metrics, Jones Lang LaSalle and Executive Chairman Roger Staubach pick the Patriots over the Giants on Sunday. According to Roger: “We hit it on the money last year and I’m confident we got it right again. Of course it has… Read More

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Differentiate to win

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From Jim Kolb
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

After watching two great football games this past weekend, a few things struck me. 

One was the intense amount of pressure there is to win — in sports, business, and in our personal endeavors. The other is that when you do win, it’s usually the result of preparation, teamwork and execution. In some cases as… Read More

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Healthcare construction is safety first

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From Larry Carpenter
Senior Vice President, Construction
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the construction and renovation of occupied facilities, safety and the maintenance of operations must always be at the forefront. For healthcare facilities, this takes on a heightened level of importance.

Contractors’ responsibility now extends to the patients and visitors who are impacted by ongoing construction. Today normal procedures to ensure cleanliness, adequate egress,… Read More

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Putting sustainability second

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

The commercial real estate industry has been working hard to make the buildings that we build, manage or own more sustainable.  That’s a good thing. We are starting to see the next stage in this effort unfold, where sustainability is less of a differentiator and more of an expectation.  And that’s a better thing. 

We… Read More

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Co-working isn’t just for startups

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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/.

Co-working is awesome. It’s the most natural working environment that exists.

If you think about it, we as Americans begin co-working as soon as we are put into a classroom environment – usually at preschool or kindergarten. We report to a classroom, sit at a desk, participate… Read More

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A frozen finale

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Jones Lang LaSalle was one of many real estate firms competing in this week’s Equity Office Properties (EOP) Brokerage Hockey Tournament. The 4th annual event was played at Frozen Fenway — the Red Sox’ answer to embracing New England’s long winter and off-season. Congratulations to both teams for a well played championship game. The EOP All Stars took the title from Jones… Read More

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LEED-ing the charge

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Sustainability is critical to each of our service lines. With 1,000 energy and sustainability professionals globally and 61 in Massachusetts, we are proudly ahead of our corporate goal. The 17 accredited energy experts in our Boston office are: Ryan McLaughlin, Rob Albert, Neal Lespasio, CharleenTaylor, Linda Murray, Dan Farrell, Jennifer Mauren, Dean Donati, Steve Jobin, Chelsey Fitch, Sara Wartella, Jim Kolb, Kevin… Read More

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The ball is in your court

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From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Every job has moments of angst. It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO of the company or low man on the totem pole, we all have different frustrations. Some of them are out of our control. That doesn’t make them any less exasperating.

One of my biggest frustrations is when the “ball is out of… Read More

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Economic ties

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In a recent article, I mentioned that prolonged weakness in consumer/business demand from Europe would weigh on Bay State exports. After getting a few questions I thought I’d share some interesting data.

Yes, Boston is a service based economy as 85% of GDP comes from service-based employment. We do, however, export over $25B of goods (7%… Read More

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