Monthly Archives: November 2015

Boston & Cambridge remain hotbeds for high-tech tenants despite rising costs

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

The best way to sum up the current Greater Boston high-tech market is high cost, high opportunity, and that’s just where the region lands in JLL’s latest 2015 Technology Office Outlook.

Along with markets like San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York City, the Greater Boston area presents clear startup opportunity thanks to existing tech clusters, greater access to capital,… Read More

JLL Property Management team wins big at BOMA TOBY Awards

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toby banner 2015On Thursday, November 19th, BOMA Boston hosted its annual TOBY award ceremony at the Westin Copley.  The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive awards of their kind in commercial real estate.  All facets of buildings operations are evaluated as part of the judging process – from site management, tenant… Read More

Affordability and access driving multifamily opportunities in Boston’s outer urban areas

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travis2From Travis D’Amato
Managing Director, Capital Markets

There’s a new trend developing in the Greater Boston multifamily investment sales market, and it’s the migration towards what we like to call outer urban. Renters and investors alike are flocking to metro north towns like Everett, Medford, Chelsea and Revere, which present excellent access to the urban core at a discount to downtown pricing.

From the resident’s perspective, properties like… Read More

Office space constraints mean law firms need to prepare for the future

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

JLL’s 2015 Law Firm Perspective has been released, and it reveals that competition for commercial office space in Boston’s legal sector is intensifying, with vacancy in the highly sought after Financial District its lowest since 2009.

This is forcing law firms to look elsewhere, namely the Seaport and the Back Bay. 888 Boylston Street is expected to deliver in 2016, and… Read More

Disruption doesn’t have to be a bad thing: DisruptCRE event reveals how technology and real estate are colliding

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We all know that technology is changing our lives. We’re lost without our smartphones by our side, we can’t get from point A to point B without “ubering” there, and we don’t even need to go into a store anymore because we can buy everything on Amazon. But when it comes to our professional lives, the overwhelming presence of those types of disruptive technologies are much less prevalent, and stepping into the workplace is… Read More