Monthly Archives: January 2013

Super Bowl lessons

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From Brian Morrissey
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Every January, 12 NFL teams make the playoffs. They have spent the last 365 days in offseason workouts, training camp, practicing, watching film, lifting weights and playing regular season games to reach their ultimate goal. No matter how much time and effort the players and coaches put into bettering their skills, there can only be… Read More

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More from Davos

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From Colin Dyer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jones Lang LaSalle

As things began to slow in Davos, I spent an educational day attending, among others, two sessions devoted to behavioral topics.

The first was on decision taking, with experts talking about the different sorts of decisions that companies take.

For example, there are ‘serial’ decisions, which rely on deep expertise, skills and… Read More

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Today from Davos

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A team from Jones Lang LaSalle is attending and swapping intelligence at this week’s World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Here is a post from Christian Ulbrich as he listened to international bankers and Russia’s Prime Minister Medvedev.

by Christian Ulbrich
CEO EMEA Region
Jones Lang LaSalle

Davos has developed the tradition of very early business breakfasts. Leaving… Read More

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A January ride and climate change

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By Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Last weekend I went for a bike ride here in Chicago. I haven’t done that here in January in over ten years.

One day does indicate a trend, but a decade does. I decided to take a quick look at temperature trends over the last ten years. I was stunned with what I found.

Scientists at NASA… Read More

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Chart of the week

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For the first time in six years, financial services employment has begun to turn the corner. The sector is showing positive year-over-year growth of 2.2% as of November 2012, and stands at 2.7% off the trough in this cycle.

The growth represents 4,500 new jobs to the market compared with a total loss of 20,000… Read More

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LEDs light the skyline

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

The ball that dropped in Times Square on New Year’s had a special message that you might have missed: The age of the LED light is upon us.

This year the ball had 32,256 LED lights on it. Just a few weeks ago the Empire State Building unveiled an array of LED lights to illuminate… Read More

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The ultimate device

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From Bob Kelly
Senior Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

Construction is a funny business when it comes to technology. I’m not talking about the technology that allows us to erect a skyscraper on bad ground. That technology is constantly evolving to meet the demands of the most complex projects. I’m talking about using information technology to liberate us from the confines of traditional office… Read More

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Chart of the week

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On January Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The next day, President Obama signed the bill into law. This averted the fiscal cliff by delaying sequestration for two months, and preventing automatic tax increases that were scheduled to commence after the New Year.

Although the Act provided a short term fix,… Read More

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Financial district at heart of solid year – part 2

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

In the suburbs, the bright spot remains the 128/Mass Pike market where Class A rents have reached $32. Rents for the prime assets in the market are even higher, and currently equivalent to Seaport District B rents in the high $30’s.

Cambridge actually saw rents decline but this happens in a very tight market when the more… Read More

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Financial District at heart of solid year – part 1

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Our fourth quarter 2012 data for the Greater Boston markets reveals that Boston ended the year on a good note. The Greater Boston market registered 6.6 percent rent growth year-over-year, and a positive 1.4 million square feet in direct net absorption.

At the heart of the strong absorption is the robust recovery exhibited in the Financial… Read More

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