Monthly Archives: September 2013

Chart of the week

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Stagnant job growth in the legal and financial services over the past three years has been offset by the rise of Boston’s high tech industry. That sector is displaying cumulative growth of 22 percent.

This dynamic is changing the face of the Boston office market.

The Seaport remains a top business destination for VC-backed firms. The… Read More

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BBJ names JLL’s Ben Heller to 40 under 40

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The Boston Business Journal has named Ben Heller to its 2013 class of 40 under 40 honorees. The prestigious award is given to business and civic leaders who represent the very best of the Boston community. Ben was selected from over 250 nominations. The key criteria was professional accomplishments and community involvement. Past JLL recipients include Bill Barrack, Daniel St. Clair,… Read More

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Boston’s high tech services employment has consistently outperformed overall office-using employment. In fact, high tech service employment barely waverd during the recent recession. This, compared to office-using employment which dropped 6% during the recession.

Today, Computer Systems Design and Computer/Electronic Product Manufacturing constitute the largest employment sectors within the Greater Boston hgh tech market.

While… Read More

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Announcing our 2013 New England Spotlight Award winners!

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At Jones Lang LaSalle, we know that company performance is really people performance. One of our employee recognition programs, the Spotlight program, aims to better express our appreciation for those people who live our values and deliver results, every day. The program has two major types of awards. The first type of… Read More

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A number of recent articles state that the MA economy has stalled. What could be going on?

The Household Survey indicates that the unemployment rate is rising this summer, but the labor market has grown too indicating that more individuals are looking for work. That’s encouraging.  At almost 3.5 million, the state’s labor market has… Read More

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Stop the noise part 2

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Apparently the blog I recently wrote about noise intruding on our lives hit a nerve.

I have received an “earful” from all over the world that confirms it’s a problem that goes beyond my own imagination. 

Lots of people REALLY hate the intrusion of noise (music, humming machinery, loud air ducts, public announcements, etc.) in places… Read More

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