Monthly Archives: June 2014

Life on the Edge: JLL and NEVCA team up for thought provoking mini-talks

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JLL and NEVCA, New England Venture Capital Association, teamed up for moscow mules and mini-talks with some of Boston’s most influential thought leaders at 9OFS last Thursday night. Each speaker was given three minutes to present thoughts and insights on what life “on the edge” in Boston means to them. The compilation of stories were reflections and insights to how their work bridges present and future, or how they may have gone “over the edge” to get… Read More

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A new destination: Worcester’s Front+Center

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JLL’s Capital Markets team is currently representing the sale of Front+Center, a Class A office destination in the heart of downtown Worcester. Adjacent to CitySquare, the Commonwealth’s largest mixed-use, public-private development projects outside of Boston, the diverse Front+Center portfolio includes two best-in-class office towers with a strong tenant base, as well as tremendous upside potential through the re positioning of commercial and retail assets, and structured parking garage.

Multibillion dollar private and… Read More

Strengthening community connections

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A terrific element of the JLL corporate culture is our commitment to supporting the communities in which we work. In New England, we are proud to be partnering with Building Impact on our Community Connections program, which will empower our employees to volunteer their time and expertise to aid directly area non-profit organizations. Our efforts will not only benefit our wonderful community partners, but will strengthen our sense of teamwork and… Read More

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Jim Tierney reflects on first 100 days

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Tierney_Jim_Color_Casual_HiRes_2New England Market Director Jim Tierney shared some thoughts on his first 100 days in the role.

Q: How has the transition been coming to JLL?

A: I’m more excited about this job today than the day I started. The opportunities are even greater than I anticipated. Our team is even more impressive and helpful than I could have hoped.

In these first few months, we’ve… Read More

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Safety first!

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This month the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month. It’s a time to bring attention to key safety issues. As a proud member of NSC, JLL is participating in the month-long celebration.

Each week JLL and the NSC are focusing on different safety topics, with recommendations on how to improve safety at home and in the workplace. Topics include: preventing ladder injuries, slips, trips and falls; awareness of your surroundings; and… Read More

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Ben Breslau joins JLL’s top level

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JLL’s Ben Breslau

Director of Americas Research Ben Breslau is among 34 colleagues across the world at JLL that have joined the firm’s top leadership group by being named International Director.

These distinguished professionals are recognized for their exceptional work for clients, superior roles in generating growth, and consistent teamwork and collaboration.

In commending Ben for their accomplishments, CEO Colin Dyer… Read More

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The Fortress Market is a lock

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JLL’s Matt Daniels

According to JLL’s Matt Daniels, the Greater Boston suburbs fall into two categories. The Fortress Market is comprised of 18.8 million sf of Class A space stretching from Woburn to Needham. Then there’s 70.7 million or everything else.

“The Fortress Market makes up the top 20% of suburban office supply, but averages 370,845 sf of… Read More

Celebrating summertime

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After a long winter, JLL New England let loose at the Barking Crab in downtown Boston for a celebration to kickoff summer. Spirits were high among colleagues who joined from across New England for seafood and cheer at our annual summer gathering. Welcomed by our new Market Director, Jim Tierney, team New England got into the swing of summer.  Here’s to a few months of fun in the sun!

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Is a green building disaster ready?

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JLL's Bob Best, Energy and Sustainability Services

From Bob Best
Executive Vice President

The definition of a “sustainable building” may be changing in response to recent natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy. It appears that more buildings are starting to include disaster planning, management, recovery, and esiliency in their sustainability efforts.

It makes perfect sense.

We want to design and manage buildings to minimize negative impacts on the… Read More

Innovation fuels high-tech engine

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What better way to track new innovations than through patent activity? It should be no surprise that the most highly concentrated high-tech commercial real estate clusters are also the most highly concentrated innovation centers, as measured by the number of patents generated. What does this mean for talent and new real estate opportunities for high-tech? See where the top patent generators are, and be sure to take a look at JLL Research’s white paper here.

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