All institutions of higher learning have real estate needs, and JLL Boston has a vested interest in addressing those needs. In 2014, JLL New England continued to build on its work in the higher education arena by assembling a team of real estate professionals representing the full range of our practice. Most recently, the global real estate and investment firm was hired to represent Suffolk University in the sale of its institutional asset, the Fenton Building located in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Due to exceptional service with regards to pricing and timing while maintaining strong community relations, JLL was promptly engaged to sell two additional assets, the Archer and Donohue Buildings. Other exciting projects include JLL’s advisory services in the selection of a master developer for Drexel University’s Innovation Neighborhood plan for Philadelphia’s University City and leading the search for Carnegie Mellon University as they plan for a 425,000 square foot mixed-use development project.
JLL Boston strives to keep public and private colleges and universities competitive in a day when attracting bright students, recruiting talented faculty, motivating alumni and donors, enhancing the community and generating substantial financial return takes more of a collaborative effort. Maximizing the use and value of real estate requires thoughtful, cohesive, strategic solutions. Through a consistent approach utilizing our in-house capabilities, we help institutions manage cost effectively while identifying opportunities to monetize assets and plan projects through our various services lines: Leasing, Campus Planning Property & Facilities Management, Construction Management, Capital Markets, Debt & Equity Placement, Project & Development Management, Energy & Sustainability Services and Investment Management.