Monthly Archives: September 2014

Schrafft’s City Center launches

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A project launch, reception and presentation of the bold changes underway at Schrafft’s City Center was held at the redefined business campus in Charlestown. The four-building complex is now undergoing several capital improvements.

The vision and inspiration of owner/developer The Flatley Company, JLL, and CBT Architects was showcased at the event held in The Powerhouse Building. Many guests arrived via the yacht… Read More

JLL Perspectives 2014 event

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September 17th marked our annual JLL Perspectives event at the The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.  More than 225 commercial real estate clients, colleagues and friends joined us for an evening of thought leadership followed by outdoor cocktails.

This year Ben Breslau, JLL Americas Director of Research, discussed in his presentation –Workplace vs. Workforce – the battle between fact and fad and the impact of each on people, place and… Read More

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Global dollars landing in Boston

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Petz_Frank_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Frank Petz Managing Director, Boston Capital Markets Lead  

JLL Boston hosted a lunch for Investor clients last week featuring a presentation given by Lucy Fletcher, Director of JLL International Capital Group for Asia and Canada and Stephan von Barczy, Head of French JLL Capital Markets Group for Europe and Middle East, with a global investor perspective also given by Colin Dyer, our JLL CEO.… Read More

Are happy employees good business?

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BestBob From Bob Best Executive Vice President  

More organizations seem to be addressing issues like employee happiness and well-being. There is even a “Wellness Building Standard” that organizations are using to design and operate their workplaces in a more employee-supportive way. It may be nice that employees like their employers, but is to good business?

Apparently so.

In an 8/6/14 article in Triple Pundit, Raz Godelnik provides a… Read More

Spec development at 4 Burlington Woods

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4BurlingtonWoodsPrimaryRendering 1085CUB Burlington Woods, View02 Sept910PM,2014The Gutierrez Company has begun construction on 4 Burlington Woods, a new 100,000-square-foot LEED Certified first class office building designed for end user flexibility in Burlington. As leasing agents, JLL teamed with Gutierrez to launch the project with an event at Keurig’s innovative new world headquarters overlooking 4 Burlington Woods’ five-acre site.

As reported in the BBJ, 4 Burlington Woods features efficient… Read More

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Tug o’ war between Boston and the ‘burbs

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From Nate Ardente
Research Analyst 

Decisions, decisions. It is what many tenants and landlords are facing now in the Greater Boston commercial office real estate market. Where should they locate their office or lab facility? Where should they invest? Is it better to be located in the city or the suburbs? The debate between office versus suburban locations is alive and well. Which side is… Read More

JLL High-tech Outlook ranks Boston second in sector employment

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Greater Boston ranks second in total high-tech employment, and fourth in high-tech venture capital funding among major U.S. markets. This is according to our 2014 U.S. High-tech Office Outlook, a national ranking of top cities for high-tech companies. The ranking, just released and reported in the Boston Business Journal, shows the impact of the sector on neighborhoods, employment, housing prices and amenities.

“Tech companies are looking for new locations for many reasons, not… Read More

Office trends: 5 questions with JLL’s project management team

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O'Connor_Tom_Color_Casual_smallWe sat down with Tom O’Connor, Senior Vice President of JLL’s Project and Development Services (PDS) group to understand some of the trends affecting office space usage in the Greater Boston market. The 35-person PDS team serves as project managers and advisers for many of our clients as they design fit-out and move into their new office space.

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