Monthly Archives: October 2015

Beyond innovation: JLL event showcases new technologies impacting real estate industry

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On October 15th over 250 JLL employees and clients gathered at The State Room at 60 State Street to network and learn more about how technology is impacting the real estate world. Featured speaker Michael Davies, an expert in technologies, MIT Senior Lecturer, and Chairman at Endeavour Partners, addressed how technology is affecting business. In particular, he imparted his expertise on the sharing economy, automation of jobs and importance of understanding… Read More

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Real Estate Ambassador Chris Ostop

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The Hartford Business Journal sat down with Chris Ostop and other veteran brokers to get their take on the state of Greater Hartford’s commercial real estate landscape. They also discussed what looms on the economic horizon for the capital city and Connecticut. Here are some excerpts from Chris’s remarks:

The lending markets are wide open for Hartford. Lenders are giving great loan terms,… Read More

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Competitive Market Drives Rent Growth

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

With the economy growing at its fastest pace in the current cycle, US employers across industries are adding jobs and expanding their real estate footprint. Here in the Boston area, as the market remains competitive, asking rents have increased significantly year-over-year. In fact, direct average rents increased more than 5.0 percent year-over-year in eight out of 12… Read More

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Data Center growth expanding to new markets

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JLL’s 2015 Data Center Outlook has been released and it shows that affordable utility rates and tax incentives are driving a large portion of the industry’s growth.

According to Jon Meisel, JLL’s East Region lead for Data Center Solutions, “It’s still about locating near infrastructure robust metropolitan areas…But it’s also about finding ways to be efficient with their locations. If that means placing some part of their footprint in regions with more… Read More

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Engaged employees pay out

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Why bother with programs that get employees more engaged? After all, isn’t it just a lot of babble?

Some interesting research indicates that it’s not babble at all.

  • Engaged employees at Molson Coors were five time less likely to have a safety incident, and seven times less likely to have a lost-time safety incident.
  • Engaged employees in the U.K. take an
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Flag football team goes long for Crohn’s & Colitis

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For the third straight year a JLL team took the field at Gillette Stadium for the 7v7 flag football tournament to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The team, sponsored by Mark Rubin of MARIC, raised $3,600 for CCFA which was matched by Mark.

Our squad of 13 players advanced to the playoff bracket and finished the day with a record of 3-2. The roster was made up of: Brynn Lockyer,… Read More

Rowes Wharf is uniquely Boston

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Brokers dodged the rain drops this week to attend two open house events at Rowes Wharf. Availability at 30 and 50 Rowes Wharf was showcased at the elite waterfront landmark.

Cool environmental graphics by LLM Design provided a unique window into the asset’s long rich history. Videos for each building by Neoscape showed the tenant experience and virtual spaces. Guests were buzzing about the knockout harbor views and first class amenities.

JLL is… Read More

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