Monthly Archives: April 2012

NEWiRE turns 30

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From Courtney O’Neal
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

Yesterday the women of Boston’s real estate community donned their blazers and slid into their heels for the New England Women in Real Estate Annual Achievement Awards ceremony at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Marking the 30th anniversary of NEWiRE’s founding, this year’s ceremony included Mayor Menino as a guest speaker. He congratulated… Read More

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Package AC Units to Save Energy

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

A study published late last year by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory indicates that control strategies for existing package air conditioning units could dramatically reduce energy use in commercial buildings.

Consider that package cooling equipment is used in 46% of commercial buildings, representing over 60% of all floor space.

The study shows that basic retrofit strategies… Read More

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Rents are rising in Kendall Square

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Don Domoretsky, the co-lead of our Life Science practice group in Boston, says Kendall Square rents are quickly rising. Lab space is up more than 10 percent from a year ago.

“The supply is really marginal,” he said as part of WBUR-FM’s recent two-part series on the life science and technology markets.

Case in point is 150 Second Street in Cambridge, where Skanska is… Read More

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Channeling good vibes

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

According to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle Research study, the Seaport District stands out as one of the strongest submarkets in the US. A ranking of 118 submarkets across the top 40 metro areas ranks the Seaport District fourth in total net absorption as a percentage of stock.

Some tenants are choosing to leave neighboring submarkets… Read More

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Salty temptation

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From Noga Sachs
MS Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve been gaining some weight recently. My pants feel tighter, and the scale is saying things I don’t like to hear. 

So I did what every vain woman does. I sought to lose the weight. You know, just as an extra justification to shop for a spring… Read More

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When does a project really begin?

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From Patrick Triggs
Assistant Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

A client signs a lease for new office space and a large computer lab, and engages a project manager.  The project manager then takes the client’s electrical load for the computer lab and compares it to what the building has for available power. To the surprise of everyone the building doesn’t have enough power… Read More

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The glass slipper

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From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

It’s the end of March Madness and as usual I finished in the bottom half of the pool.  However, out of my loss usually comes one or two feel good stories of a Cinderella team that overcomes all odds to move farther along than anyone anticipated. 

In the business world, we have those same Cinderella companies. … Read More

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HBR: Five ways to make your office space more creative

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No less an authority than the Harvard Business Review weighed in recently on the topic of creating creative and collaborative workplaces – a growing area of focus for the Jones Lang LaSalle team.

The article, by Stanford University Institute of Design professors Scott Witthoft and Scott Doorley, offers five simple tips for businesses looking to improve their less-than-ideal workplaces without moving or breaking… Read More

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