Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rock the energy vote

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Jones Lang LaSalle Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services Dan Probst is one of the masterminds behind our sophisticated IntelliCommand remote facility monitoring and control system. He is a respected authority on improving the energy and environmental performance of buildings and is widely published on the topic.

Dan recently presented on the future of building automation before an audience of leaders at VERGE.… Read More

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Capital Markets’ growth curve

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets team is on an upward swing. With the hiring of global investment sales and financing veteran Jessica Hughes, our client services in New England have been significantly bolstered.

Jessica  joins us from Beacon Capital where she completed over $2.5B of acquisitions in Western Europe alone. This is a home coming of sorts for her as Jessica began her… Read More

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Thoughts on the start-up world

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From Matt Giffune
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I have been working with my co-founder John Kelleher on a project called Leasability for the better part of the past year.

As a full time commercial real estate broker who has always been interested in tech, I encountered a problem in the office space leasing process that I felt could be solved with technology. I… Read More

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Chart of the week

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With the proximity to the CBD and public transportation, the South Station/Leather District market is catching spillover demand as space becomes scarce in the Seaport.

Both markets also possess the brick and beam product type that has become increasingly desirable for tenants.

Watch for our expanded Boston Skyline Review which will include a subset of buildings… Read More

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What’s next

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This year’s ULI conference focuses on “What’s Next” for commercial real estate. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Ann Sperling addresses the issues on the minds of investors today including a long list of concerns they can’t control. These issues include global economic uncertainty, U.S. fiscal and regulatory policy, the Presidential election, lack of employment growth and  market volatility. She is seeing investors make smart… Read More

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Ties that bind – part 3

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From Ben Breslau
Managing Director, Americas Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

With the ULI Fall Meeting starting tomorrow, the Boston Blog caught up with Ben for a third time on what’s next for real estate development.

Q: Which product types are institutional investors putting high on their purchase or hold list now? Is there a hot… Read More

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Additional space for additional headcount

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From Ben Heller
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Boston has recovered approximately 80% of lost jobs to-date, almost twice the pace of recovery being exhibited at the national level. Interestingly enough, it is not the jobs that were lost that are being created since the sectors that exhibited a large portion of the cuts like financial services have yet to turn the corner.… Read More

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Ties that bind – part 2

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From Ben Breslau
Managing Director, Americas Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

With this month’s ULI Fall Meeting on our collective radar screens, the Boston Blog caught up with Ben on what’s next for real estate development.

Q: Is the economy still the greatest concern of institutional owners or are there other factors affecting buy/sell decisions today?

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Chart of the week

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The Great Recession saw the longest period and largest contraction in single person households since the inception of the data series in 1960.

2011 marks the rebound year where the number of one person households eclipsed pre-recession highs. This recovery indicator implies that there is a rise in job security confidence, and in the economy as a whole.

This is another reason why the multi-family… Read More

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Ties that bind – part 1

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From Ben Breslau
Managing Director, Americas Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

With this month’s ULI Fall Meeting on our radar screen, the Boston Blog caught up with Ben on what’s next for real estate development.

Q: Let’s address the ownership and operations of commercial real estate as an investment strategy. How are institutional owners viewing their… Read More

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