Monthly Archives: July 2013

Chart of the week

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Our Research team at Jones Lang LaSalle tracks tenant demand in order to stay close to the market and truly understand what’s driving corporate decisions. Looking at requirements over time, we can follow trends such as overall growth/contraction, industry performance, geographic share, and size of requirements.

Senior Research Analyst Rebecca Herbst tells us that Greater Boston suburban demand continues to… Read More

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A Boston multifamily development problem — part 1

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From Michael Coyne and
Travis D’Amato
Senior Vice Presidents
Jones Lang LaSalle

Boston, we have a problem. More specifically it’s a development problem. We’re not building enough multifamily housing. 

Boston is at the beginning of an unprecedented demographic wave and the strongest fundamentals we have seen in over a decade. With just under 4,000 units a… Read More

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Local energy

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

“Local Foods” is a collaborative effort to build more locally based self-reliant food economies. It encourages the processing and consumption of food to be integrated into local economies.

Germany has taken this concept and applied it to energy, creating “Local Energy.”

An article in recent Wall Street Journal article Bioenergy Revs Up in Germany describes how the residents… Read More

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Chart of the week

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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino on the city’s burgeoning Seaport District: “Dynamic companies want to be part of Boston’s  innovation community and part of the larger neighborhood. They want to make contributions through their expertise, time, and resources. I have never in my 20 years been more optimistic about Boston’s future. We are setting trends… Read More

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The right move

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by Brian Morrissey
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I was talking with a colleague who lives in Somerville and recently moved from one apartment to another. Although I lived in Somerville for many years, I don’t miss those days of renting an apartment in a city. You have to contend with raffic, pedestrians, resident parking stickers, and seemingly half the city moving from… Read More

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Chart of the week

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Boston’s diverse economy, and the pace at which life sciences and high tech have supported the recovery, has allowed the city to  surpass its previous employment peak.

The rise in the oil and gas indsutries has helped Texas cities like Dallas and Houston quickly bounce back from the recession.

Washington DC, however, may experience… Read More

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