Monthly Archives: May 2012

Creature comforts add up

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From Noga Sachs
MS Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Are you stressed? I am. It’s not because of the work load this time. It’s about the funds according to my latest bank statement. I checked by paycheck and that’s not where the problem lies. Instead this is a classic case of credit card user error.

I use my credit card perhaps too well.… Read More

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Support for Parcel 9 Haymarket Square Hotel

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Jones Lang LaSalle and Normandy Real Estate Partners, along with architect Perkins + Will, have been selected by MassDOT as one of four finalists for the development of the Haymarket Square Hotel on Parcel 9. The site is on the fringe of the North End, Quincy Market, Bullfinch Triangle and Financial District.

Haymarket Square Hotel is a thoughtful plan that creates… Read More

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The power of a phone call

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From Chrissy Gabriel
Associate Project Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

More often than not we communicate through email messaging.  Efficient? Yes. Effective? Not always.

With technology at our fingertips in the office, at home and on the go, it is easy to quickly shoot out a note and assume that the message was received.

In the world of project management, so much depends on successful… Read More

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Hidden competition – part 2

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From Matt Giffune
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

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

To the tenant, a landlord is the guy that comes around and asks if everything is OK, sends you tickets to the game, and offers you space when you may not need it.

To the tenant rep broker the landlord is the guy that says “Bring your tenant… Read More

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Satisfaction guaranteed

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From Chelsey Fitch
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

How do you keep tenants happy during a full lobby renovation? Odds are you aren’t going to keep them completely happy since there will be inevitable disruption and inconvenience along with accessibility and egress issues.

You have to first keep them focused on the end product and how nice the space will be once it is… Read More

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Hidden competition – part 1

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From Matt Giffune
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

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

Tenant representation is perhaps the most competitive arena within the commercial real estate brokerage industry. Real estate companies large and small are all chasing the same group of space occupiers through cold calling, relationship building, networking, entertaining, etc. There is only so much business to go around.

To… Read More

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Etched in stone

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

The ground breaking has occurred on a 12,000 square foot Innovation Center in the middle of the Seaport District. This is the first part of the 23-acre Seaport Square development project.

Here, start-ups will be able to meet, share ideas and innovate. See the recent Boston Globe article. 

Mayor Menino is asking the community to select a… Read More

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Releasing hospital pressure – part 2

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From Tim King
Vice President, Healthcare
Jones Lang LaSalle

My Jones Lang LaSalle colleague Managing Director Scott Latimer was the next presenter at the MHA’s recent Healthcare Construction Conference. He began by describing his paradigm beyond zip codes for strategically locating physician and ambulatory networks based on statistical and psycho-demographic information.

In his case study of the Denver area, he found an uneven match… Read More

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Releasing hospital pressure – part 1

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From Tim King
Vice President, Healthcare
Jones Lang LaSalle

The mounting pressures on hospitals and corresponding real estate solutions were addressed at the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s annual Healthcare Construction Conference last Friday.  I served as moderator for a panel of my Jones Lang LaSalle colleagues, and clients titled Unlocking the Strategic Potential of Hospital Real Estate.

Industry expert Managing Director Richard Taylor kicked things… Read More

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