Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Quincy Center breaks ground

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Major change has come to Quincy. Yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the rebirth of a great American city that is ready for transformation.

New Quincy Center is a textbook example of public/private partnership. The first phase of the historic redevelopment is the construction of Merchants Row, with 289 residential units, 35,000 sf of retail,… Read More

Categories: South Suburban, Topics.

Should buildings publish ENERGY STAR data?

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

A big debate in commercial real estate is brewing on mandatory “public disclosure” of energy performance. 

Does requiring buildings to participate in a program like ENERGY STAR then make that information available to the public encourage buildings to become more energy efficient?

I think that it does.

First, requiring buildings to just participate in ENERGY STAR is… Read More

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Travis D’Amato speaks at NAIOP’s Mid-Year Market Roundup

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Last Thursday at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Jones Lang LaSalle’s multifamily expert, Travis D’Amato, was a panelist at NAIOP’s Mid-Year Market Roundup. Travis discussed the multifamily market forecast and the drivers behind the statistics. The panel included local office, multifamily and capital markets experts.

Travis, along with the… Read More

Chart of the week

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Consolidation of ownershp leads to rent growth.

Suburban owners have acquired a “monopoly” in certain suburban micro-markets. They are gaining larger market share. With that comes greater control over space availability, and the ability to  drive rents.

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Benefits of a green lease

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s sustainability team published a new white paper focused on why business leaders should consider green leases. The benefits are substantial and offer both quantitative and qualitative perks.
Following are a few of the benefits:

◦Achieve cost savings from reduced utility consumption… Read More

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A casual evening of cocktails and networking with our valued clients

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On Thursday May 30th, Jones Lang LaSalle hosted clients for an evening of cocktails and networking overlooking Boston Harbor at Sam’s, located on the second floor of Louis Boston located on Fan Pier in Boston’s Seaport District. Thank you to all of you who joined us for our casual summer evening… Read More

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Tornadoes of change

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Every time we have a devastating weather event, like the tornado in Moore, OK, I wonder if climate change is starting to hit closer to home.

I am not the only one.

According to a story in Popular Science (Shaunacy Ferro – 5/22/13), scientists are trying to make the connection between climate change and increased tornado… Read More

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The new norm for retailing

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Technology has catapulted the evolution of retail. Gen X, Y and the Millenials are changing the way goods are consumed. Here our retail experts highlight 10 key trends sure to change the course of retail.

According to JLL President Greg Maloney: “For the retail industry to succeed, a multi-channel strategy will need to be adopted to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers.”

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