Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chart of the week

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After the burst of the housing bubble in 2008, the commercial real estate market took a hit on all fronts. While the office, industrial, and retail markets continue to work towards recovery, multifamily has outperformed the rest and continues to do so. As a result, multifamily construction has become highly attractive and the… Read More

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I can see clearly

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From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I caved a few weeks ago and bought a new set of irons. After twenty years of using the same set of golf clubs, I decided to learn firsthand how technology has changed. What a difference. I didn’t turn into Jack Nicklaus, but I also can’t believe I waited so long.

I had the same epiphany a few… Read More

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Top 3 tips to avoid winter blahs

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From Noga Sachs
MS Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

As summer winds down we naturally drift away from outdoor entertainment and start spending more time indoors. It’s a good idea to start thinking about what you’ll do to maintain your fitness through the colder months ahead. Here are my top 3 tips.

1. Avoid boredom. Variety is the spice of life. If you… Read More

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Send the message downstream

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From Mike McGloin
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

LEED certification, green initiatives, sustainability, and conservation. We all talk the talk, but do we really walk the walk. 

Corporate America is sold on the aforementioned. Do all of us really practice it?  Probably not. 

How do business and its leadership get their employees to walk the walk? In the commercial real estate world, we see examples every day… Read More

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Chart of the week

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Year-to-date July 2012 sales transactions in Boston totaled $1.7 billion. This compares favorably to $1.5 billion over the same period in 2011.

Boston is attracting investors globally given our stature as a gateway city. The resilience we have displayed through the recession as compared to other markets, and our diverse economic base are two other… Read More

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Are the lights going out for incandescent bulbs?

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

No offense to Thomas Edison, but it looks like the end of the line for his great invention of 1879, the incandescent light bulb.

Probably the most common symbol of creativity, the heat-producing, energy-eating incandescent bulb is being swept aside by a myriad of more energy-efficient alternatives.

There are almost 5 billion electric light sockets in… Read More

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