Monthly Archives: August 2012

If it’s broke fix it

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Chelsey Fitch
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Ever hear someone say “That’s just a small repair, it doesn’t need to be addressed right away?”

What is important to remember is that a tiny repair can turn into an even bigger problem if not addressed immediately. Little issues are easy to set aside, but will only grow with time.

Yes, the problem may be fine for… Read More

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You still don’t believe in climate change?

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just issued a troubling little news flash today …

July 2012 was hottest month on record for contiguous U.S. since record keeping began in 1895.

There are still quite a few people that don’t want to admit that human beings are altering the planet’s climate through activities that increase… Read More

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ENERGY STAR disclosure helps tenants and owners

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From Dan Probst
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

In passing legislation requiring building owners to benchmark energy and disclose the information prospective tenants and investors, Philadelphia joins the ranks of cities like New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco in trying to leverage market forces to reduce carbon emissions. Actually, Philly has gone a step further by also mandating water reporting.

Measurement of… Read More

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Chart of the week

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We all know that Boston is home to a highly skilled workforce. It serves as a major buffer in the economic recession.

The Boston unemployment rate is lowest for those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. That’s 170 basis points lower than the average Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metro unemployment rates.

Today’s Boston business owners are… Read More

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Through the Wormhole

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99 High, a premier downtown office tower that we represent with multiple services, was used for the filming of a recent episode of The Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.’  Producers and crew used the premier office and retail building for an interview with Cornell computer scientist Dr. Michael Schmidt on the future of robots.

The episode, tentatively titled “Are Robots… Read More

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Seaport is on fire

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From Bob Kelly
Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

The Seaport is Boston’s hottest market. It is a certifiable Wow!

This long neglected stretch of Boston waterfront has been steadily developed with the completion of the Boston Harbor clean up. It promises to be a focus of planning and development for years to come.

Companies are relocating here in droves. Commercial office space, biotech, related R&D, and… Read More

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Are there “alternative” alternative fuel vehicles in our future?

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

With all the talk about electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations, compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles have quietly snuck up and are passing EVs as “alternative” alternative fuel vehicles.

A story in the Chicago Tribune by Julie Wernau on July 29th reports that there will be twice as many CNG vehicles on American as EVs… Read More

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Chart of the week

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To determine its “coolness” factor, Forbes based their rankings on seven data points.

Their criteria included entertainment options, restaurants, and bars per capita, the city’s cultural composition, and median age among other criteria. Chain restaurants were not included.

Boston ranked ahead of New York City, our sister city San Francisco, as well as Denver and Austin. All… Read More

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