Monthly Archives: December 2012

Crunch time

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From Chelsey Fitch
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Year-end crunch time can be tough for those of us in real estate. Although it’s important to get things done, you must take care of your own mental health and have stress reduction methods in place. Here are some things that work for me.

Come to work energized and focused on the positive. Recently the anchor… Read More

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Our favorite COW

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This year the Boston Blog included Charts of the Week  on a wide range of topics. We are dipping into the archives to share our favorite market snapshot with you.

Massachusetts ranked first on a per capita basis with a patent issued for every 1,207 residents. The Commonwealth ranked fourth behind California, Texas, and New York for absolute number.

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Chart of the week

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Boston stands 5% shy of regaining pre-recession peak prices while the national average remains 22% off peak.

Boston, with New York, Seattle, DC, San Francisco and Chicago, outpeforms the national average in real estate price recovery.

Investors continue to seek core, gateway markets to place capital. With our highly skilled workforce, diversified economy, and exposure to… Read More

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Banks cutting real estate costs – part 1

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From Lauren Picariello
Director, Industry Research
Jones Lang LaSalle

With profitability under pressure, banks are seeking to further cut real estate costs.

There is little proactive leasing underway in the banking and financial services sector. Some firms must transact because of a pending expiration date, but most prefer to wait until the impact of Dodd-Frank on capital requirements and profit margins is clarified.

The leasing… Read More

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A tasty holiday exercise tip

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From Noga Sachs
MS Health Promotion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

With the changes to schedule, social occasion frequency, foods, and travel, it can be a real challenge to keep up exercise during the holidays.

This is the time of year when you need it most. Exercise will help to keep your metabolism high to prevent holiday weight gain and keep stress levels low. Setting… Read More

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Chart of the week

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Most Boston markets have seen an increase in asking rents. A number of markets, however, are still looking at a long road to recovery.

East Cambridge leads the way with 15.2% year-over-year rent growth and is only 2% off the last market peak. The Back Bay has seen the largest year-over-year uptick in rent with 20.9%,… Read More

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Holiday stess busting

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From Noga Sachs
MS Health Promtion Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Whether it’s the planning, traveling, being surrounded by friends and family you’re not used to seeing, or loneliness that gets your blood pressure soaring during the holidays, preparing yourself for what lies ahead will keep that stress level low and your enjoyment level high!

Here’s a little exercise that might help. Take out a… Read More

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Chart of the week

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In just four quarters, the Class A segment of the Boston market has shown a real divergence in rents between the Seaport District, Back Bay and Financial District.

Over that same period, the spread in Class B space has narrowed significantly between the Financial District and Seaport. Rents in the Seaport are rising quickly.

The Financial… Read More

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