Monthly Archives: January 2015

JLL and Staubach pick Patriots

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Oddsmakers see an even matchup in Sunday’s Big Game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. However, if commercial real estate stats and a former title game MVP are considered, Tom Brady will get his fourth Super Bowl ring.

Our Americas Executive Chairman Roger Staubach is predicting a victory for New England.

“The Patriots have been phenomenal all season, and Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats,” said Staubach, who took… Read More

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Teamwork on and off the ice

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Teamwork runs deep at JLL. Collaboration among our diverse teams is a core value that shapes our culture.

Of course teamwork is a critical part of any successful team. You’ll hear it all week from the Patriots as they ramp up for Super Bowl XLIX. JLL Brokerage’s Patrick Nugent had it ingrained in him from his days of youth hockey.

Patrick was a key member… Read More

A wrap from Davos

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From Colin Dyer
President and CEO

I spent my last day chairing a session presenting some excellent research led by David Rees, our Head of Research in Australia, our Head of Research in Australia, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum and supported by many of our researchers around the world. The subject was asset price dynamics – a smart way of saying… Read More

One PO lit up for Patriots Nation

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One Post Office Square, Boston’s signature Downtown asset and the world headquarters of Putnam, is lighting up the top of the building in support of the New England Patriots’ drive to the Super Bowl championship. The world class tower is also celebrating the Boston 2024 Olympic bid as part of the display.

This high profile feature with multi-colored lights and 100′ banners, visible from Memorial Drive and in, will continue for the next… Read More

Direct from Davos

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World Economic Forum logoJLL’s top commercial real estate leaders are joining business, academic, government and social leaders from around the world this week at the exclusive Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Here are some ways to follow JLL insights from Davos:

Davos 101: What happens at Davos? Listen to our CEO… Read More

Diversity and inclusion at JLL

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Diversity is not only a strategic priority at JLL, it’s an integral part of our value system.

With changing demographics in the workplace, marketplace and across the globe, we recognize that we must reflect and embody this diversity to maintain and strengthen the close connections and valuable relationships we’ve built with our employees, partners, clients and communities. By cultivating a dynamic workplace, we ensure that the differences among our people will be… Read More

Embrace the shake

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Steinberg_SteveFrom Steve Steinberg
Senior Vice President

I always get a healthy dose of inspiration from The Ad Club‘s annual Edge Conference. This year’s came from Phil Hansen.

In keeping with the program’s “disruption” theme,  Phil wasn’t even on the agenda. He burst upon the stage to deliver a surprising talk about seizing the shake. Finding a well spring of ideas and creativity in the most unlikely… Read More

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Cambridge among best performing US markets

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The US office market ended the year on a high note with the vast majority of markets displaying occupancy growth and rental gains.

A number of the usual suspects are missing from the top ranks. Instead, historical “secondary markets” like Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City and Miami are topping the list alongside the likes of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, non-CBD markets with… Read More

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No near-term end in sight for growth in Greater Boston

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

Boston companies are continuing to grow.

This quarter, 70.0 percent of lease transactions were tenants looking to grow their footprint. Technology and biotech industries continue to drive demand, and accounted for over 30.0 percent of the large lease transactions. With over half of the leasing activity occurring in the Boston CBD, this market saw a high velocity of… Read More

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Save energy by sharing

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Want to reduce energy consumption in your workplace?

Start by just sharing information. It’s incredibly effective and very inexpensive.

But, it works.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) claims that up to 12% energy savings can be achieved by way of real-time energy feedback devices that tell people how much energy is being consumed.

Even where there is no… Read More