Yearly Archives: 2016

A look back at our top 10 stories of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a great time to look back on the year that was and highlight 10 of our best stories from the past twelve months. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to continued success in 2017. Without further ado, here are our top 10 stories of 2016:

1. GE moves to Boston and the effects are far-reaching

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Boston remains among most expensive cities to build as construction growth stabilizes

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According to JLL’s latest Construction Outlook, the US construction market remained stable and growing last quarter, with key indicators such as construction spending, construction backlog and under construction pipeline showing solid progress alongside an expected uptick in costs. Though the rate of growth in the industry is slowing, construction spending continues to hit cyclical highs.

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A new-look lobby at 399 Boylston

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Situated in the middle of one of Boston’s most bustling streets amidst an endless array of amenities, 399 Boylston Street is just steps from some of the city’s best retail, restaurants, wellness centers, and more. If that wasn’t already enough, the property now boasts a beautiful new lobby with high-end finishes designed by CBT Architects, part of a broader capital improvements project underway at the Equity Office property.

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Introducing our 2016 Spotlight Award winners

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JLL is proud and excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Spotlight Awards for the New England region. These awards are given to deserving team members throughout the firm to recognize their exceptional talent, commitment, and effort. This year’s Spotlight Award winners have done an exceptional job and truly exemplify our core values of teamwork, ethics, and excellence.

Order Meals that Matter through CaterCares

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Mabardi_Lori_Casual_blogFrom Lori Mabardi
SVP, Research & CaterCares Creator

The holidays are a time for giving, and a time to gather with family, create memories and eat until we can’t eat anymore. Unfortunately for far too many children here in Greater Boston and across the country, they may not be as lucky. In fact, across the country 1 in 6 children are at risk of hunger. This is… Read More

Construction progresses at EMD Serono expansion project

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berman_josh_color_casual_hiresFrom Josh Berman
Construction Project Executive

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We are pleased to report that progress continues to be made on the EMD Serono Sagamore Building expansion project. Our JLL Construction crew put the final structural beam in place during a topping off ceremony held… Read More

Former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy visits JLL’s Women’s Business Network to discuss the very real wage gap

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director, Women’s Business Network Chair

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Last year, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent, according to one report from… Read More

Building the case for more workforce housing in Boston

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D'Amato_Travis_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Travis D’Amato
Managing Director, Multifamily Capital Markets

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Historically, workforce housing has been hard to define. It’s also been difficult to find here in Boston. In an effort to change both of those things, the ULI Housing and Economic Development Council, co-chaired… Read More

3 things you need to know about MIT CRE’s new Real Estate Innovation Lab

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Breslau_Ben_1_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Breslau
Director of Americas Research

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As you may have heard, JLL recently announced it will be the founding industry partner of the MIT Center for Real Estate’s newly established Real Estate Innovation Lab. Both of our organizations have a shared… Read More

The GE effect

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“We’re only just starting to see what the GE effect could be.” So says Frank Petz, Managing Director of JLL’s Capital Markets team, when considering the potential short and long term impacts of GE’s recent relocation to the region. “The effect is going to be multidimensional and far-reaching, impacting not only the Boston economy, but the city’s culture, and future growth trajectory,” Petz added. “While it may not all happen immediately, we will certainly… Read More