Monthly Archives: August 2014

JLL Research releases Q2 North America Industrial Outlook

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JLL National Research just released its Q2 North America Industrial Outlook. It is reporting that industrial vacancy is now below a prior cyclical low, and will trend toward 7.0 percent by year-end. Rents are increasing as new development continues to play catch-up after 2010-13 marked a 50-year delivery low.

Rent growth is pronounced in those regions with vacancy rates well below the national average. Southern California, the Northwest and Southwest lead in year-over-year asking… Read More

Sailing in Newport

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Our Mass Pike/Route 128 and South Brokerage teams, and clients took to the high seas for a thrilling day of sailing out of Sayer’s Wharf in Newport, RI.

We chartered two classic 12 Meter-class yachts, the Columbia and Heritage, both of which competed in past America’s Cup challenges. After racing practice with captains and crews, a spirited one hour race ensued.

Following the competition guests enjoyed a post-race cruise around beautiful Narragansett… Read More

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4th Annual Rockin’ Real Estate Harbor Cruise

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Over 200 CRE professionals mixed business with pleasure on the decks of the 4th Annual NAIOP Harbor Cruise last night, featuring networking, cocktails, a freshly shucked oyster bar and live music by B11. Friends and colleagues connected while enjoying a 360 degree view of Boston’s ever-changing waterfront.

Upon arrival attendees were encouraged to bring school supplies benefiting Building Impact’s efforts to equip children with pens, pencils, notebooks and book bags.

It was an… Read More

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Quiet! Please!

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From Bob Best, Executive Vice President

From Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Why aren’t open offices as productive as they could be? The main culprit is noise.

In a recent New Yorker article Maria Konnikova writes: “In laboratory settings, noise has been  repeatedly tied to reduced cognitive performance. The psychologist Nick Perham, who studies the effect of sound on how we think, has found that office commotion… Read More

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JLL Boston Research team gains momentum

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As the market in Greater Boston rises, so do the forces of our JLL New England research team. Headed up by Director Lori Mabardi for the past 4 years, the team is now up to six full-time members to help our Market further deliver the best-in-class research we are known for. Thearin Than and Jordan Yarboro, Senior Research Analysts, will continue to serve their important roles of delivering market insight internally… Read More

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EMD Serono’s Transformational New Workspace

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JLL Construction has completed construction of a new 14,000 square foot transformational office space for EMD Serono on their Billerica, MA campus. The project included the complete renovation of a former lab building on site adding a mezzanine level, multiple stairways, and significant system and building upgrades.

The Sagamore Building offers a biopharmaceutical working environment where Research and Development project teams can collaborate, communicate and share knowledge in the pursuit of new… Read More

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JLL Summer internship program at a glance

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Untitled-1From Kate Ellicott Marketing Intern  

How is it already August? This summer has flown by and the interns have been working hard getting to know JLL. Since June we completed three major projects together.

The group researched, collaborated and evaluated case studies based on realistic client situations, and pitched ideas on how to meet clients needs. It was a great way to learn about the commercial real… Read More

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Building on the JLL Construction team

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JLL Construction is pleased to announce the promotion of a veteran team member and addition of three new ones.

Niles Carter, a 15 year JLL veteran, has been named Director of Field Operations. As Director of Field Operations, Niles will oversee all field operations, closely monitoring all projects and helping ensure coordination with all local agencies involved.

The three new superintendents to the field operations team include:

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