Monthly Archives: February 2016

3 key components of an effective commercial real estate process for life science companies

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Powers_Matt_InterimFrom Matthew Powers
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, particularly in the life sciences industry, every day counts. Delays in real estate can lead to delays in getting products to market, which can lead to substantial and potentially avoidable financial implications. That’s why executing a lean process for real estate, one free of any non-value added… Read More

JLL leads project management for Kensington Capital Holdings’ award-winning space

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2016-0114-IIDANE-Awards-Email-HeaderVisnick & Caulfield recently took home the Best Office Design under 10,000 square feet at the IIDA New England Design Awards for their work on Kensington Capital Holdings’ Boston offices.

The JLL PDS team, led by Patrick Triggs, managed the project from KCH’s vision of their new space into design and through construction. The high finish level space was designed in nine weeks and constructed… Read More

Opportunity abounds in Alewife

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Heath_Molly__Color_Casual_HiResFrom Molly Heath
Senior Vice President, Cambridge Leasing

Sometimes referred to as “The Gateway to Cambridge,” Alewife, which has always been a highly attractive destination for commercial users, has transformed into a vibrant, established, life sciences cluster with companies like Celgene, Amgen, and Genocea Biosciences calling the area home. You don’t have to look much further than King Street’s recent sale of the former… Read More

Big Brothers, Big Night, Big Impact

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Leasing

I was introduced to Big Brothers Big Sisters through a family friend after college. If you aren’t familiar with it, the program makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers, also known as “Bigs,” and children, known as “Littles.” It was a good time in my life for me to become involved and I’m so thankful I… Read More

Making history in more ways than one

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There’s no better place in Boston to celebrate a historic year than Faneuil Hall, home to the meeting place for the Patriots on the eve of the American Revolution, and site of our recent JLL business update and outlook. Just a few weeks ago, a room full of JLLers gathered at “the Cradle of Liberty” to look back on what was a great 2015 and look ahead to an even better… Read More

Tracks to Growth: 2016 Capital Markets Perspective

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Petz_Frank_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Frank Petz
Managing Director, Capital Markets

Greater Boston is in growth mode. Employment is at an all-time high and the area is experiencing a boom in population double the pace of the entire state and faster than the nation. This growth has propelled Boston into a new transformative phase – with office, retail and residential development changing the area like never before.

The development… Read More

Transit-oriented projects help multifamily sales reach record highs

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

2015 was a record year for multifamily sales volume, both locally and nationally. Across the US, investors poured nearly $139 billion into residential product, a 31% increase from 2014. In fact, the last quarter of 2015 was the strongest ever recorded, with year-over-year transaction volumes up more than 38% to $46 billion.

In the Metro Boston area alone,… Read More

Massachusetts is America’s most innovative state

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A lot of the success we’ve seen locally, with respect to commercial real estate and beyond, has been driven largely by one overarching thing, innovation. That’s part of what led GE to relocate its headquarters here, and it’s what led Boston to climb the ranks to 2nd nationally and 5th globally in JLL’s latest Cities Momentum Index.

Now, the area can add yet another accolade to the list. Massachusetts was recently crowned… Read More

Will the Dell-EMC deal spell doom or boom for Hopkinton?

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DeSimone_Phil_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Phil DeSimone
Managing Director, MetroWest Leasing Team

By now, you are well aware of Dell’s impending acquisition of Hopkinton-based technology giant EMC. Reactions to the deal have been mixed, especially as they relate to the local impact. With respect to employee headcount, Michael Dell has alluded to the potential for some “cost synergies” in the future, and indeed there have already been staff… Read More