Monthly Archives: November 2014

JLL living United

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October 30th marked the United Way’s 21st Real Estate & Building Industry Leadership Breakfast, which is a gathering of 1,200 real estate leaders from the Boston area. This year’s breakfast was dedicated to prevent family homelessness in our region, a topic that Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke passionately about at the breakfast. In addition to the keynote speaker, a big congratulations to Jonathan Davis, Founder and CEO of The Davis Companies… Read More

Breaking records

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JLL’s Jess Hughes speaks at NAIOP/SIOR’s Annual Market Forecast

Boston set an all-time high in commercial sales pricing this year. According to Jessica Hughes, who spoke at yesterday’s NAIOP/SIOR Annual Market Forecast, cap rates are at historic lows for core Downtown office buildings. International capital is pouring in from investors like Norges and Oxford.

“I expect office sales to slow… Read More

Skanska raises the bar at NAIOP Gala

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Shawn Hurley with his colleagues from Skanska

Winston Churchill said: “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.”

These words  opened the video honoring Skanska USA at NAIOP’s annual Distinguished Real Estate Awards Gala held last night at the Weston Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Skanska’s Boston Regional Manager Shawn Hurley, who oversees the development of 101 Seaport and Watermark Seaport,… Read More

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Carbonite’s new HQ feels like home

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O'Connor_Tom_Color_Casual_smallWe sat down with Tom O’Connor, Senior Vice President of our Project and Development Services (PDS) group, to discuss the innovative design of Carbonite’s new headquarters offices at Lafayette City Center Boston.

Q: Please describe the space for us. They wanted it to be comfortable, like working out of a very cool living room as startups often do. The idea was to design the… Read More

Awarding real estate excellence

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Last night marked CoreNet’s 2014 Awards of Excellence Gala, an annual program recognizing global and regional real estate projects and professionals whose accomplishments and results distinguish them from their peers. Several projects, individuals and teams were honored at the special program emceed by Liz Brunner, former news anchor for WCVB-TV NewsCenter 5 in Boston.

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Shippers, e-retailers preparing for the ‘Christmas Crunch’

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

With the holiday shopping season looming, e-retailers and their shipping partners are gearing up to prevent a repeat of last season’s epic delivery fail.

While the vast majority of online purchases “guaranteed” to arrive by Christmas Eve were indeed delivered on time, those many successes were largely overshadowed by… Read More