Monthly Archives: February 2012

Welcome to the Seaport

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Last night The Beal Companies, the Rockpoint Group, and Jones Lang LaSalle rolled out the red carpet welcoming the Boston Herald to the waterfront and Seaport Center. The newsworthy celebration at Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill was attended by over 200 people from across the Herald’s staff. In his opening remarks, Beal Companies President Robert Beal called this a significant move to… Read More

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So you think you’re still green

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From Mike McGloin
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

After inspecting, verifying, documenting, data collecting, months of meetings, reviews, submittals and clarifications you’ve finally reached your goal. Your building is now LEED certified. Whether it earned platinum, gold or silver, however, the job is far from over.

Before the shine fades from the plaque, you’ll have to resubmit the necessary documentation in order to maintain… Read More

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Real estate’s reluctant embrace – part 1

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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/.

I recently returned from Scottsdale, Arizona where I spoke to hundreds of my colleagues about using social media for sales.

The reoccuring theme of our conference was the use of technology to accelerate sales efforts and contribute to the success of clients. I was excited about this, as… Read More

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Beyond the green shoots

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In March 2009, I watched our Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on 60 Minutes. At the time the Dow Jones had rebounded to just above 7200 after hitting a low of 6626 a few days before. The recession was not yet over, and financial markets were still in shock from that historic “Lehmann Day.” During… Read More

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The uptick in tech – part 2

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From Ben Breslau
Managing Director, Americas Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

The third impact of technology on our commercial real estate landscape is through the workplace.

Here the confluence of demographics and improving technology is enabling and inspiring progressive companies to redesign how we think of space. Employees are clearly more mobile, as technology allows the flexibility to work from anywhere and on any device.… Read More

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The uptick in tech – part 1

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From Ben Breslau
Managing Director, Americas Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

Last week I spoke at a NAIOP event titled Boston: Hub of the Future? The focus on technology and real estate is not a new one. In fact, parts of the topic are very reminiscent of the technology boom of the late 1990’s. There are some clear differences too. My talk focused on… Read More

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Know your numbers

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From Noga Sachs, MS
Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

“Know your numbers” is a catchy phrase but what does it mean? What are these elusive numbers and why are we chasing them?

We spend a lot of time focused on the bathroom scale. That number is an obvious indicator of good health. Knowing your biometric numbers , however, gives you a deeper, more accurate sense… Read More

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Space from the inside out

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From Melisa Marcotte
Project Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

There is a design approach that’s becoming more prevalent with our clients. We’re beginning to think about space from the inside out.

Most real estate and design professionals begin the project process from a macro-level. For example, by asking the question of how much space does the client currently occupy and what do they need for… Read More

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