Monthly Archives: March 2016

Oh the Madness: How the diligence and discipline needed to succeed on the court translates to CRE

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BreslinFrom Roger Breslin
Senior Vice President, Downtown Brokerage Team

March is one of my favorite times of year. Not because Spring has finally sprung (because in Boston it really hasn’t), but because nothing compares to the thrills of March Madness. When the Middle Tennessee State’s of the world can out-hustle perennial powers like Michigan State in the opening round, and 10-seeds like Syracuse can ride… Read More

Growth of Boston’s data center market driven by biopharmaceuticals, energy efficiency

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Cole_Gabe_Interim2Veteran technology executive Gabe Cole recently joined JLL to lead the New England Data Center Practice Group. Gabe brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, having most recently served as Founder and Principal of RTE Group, a technology consulting firm specializing in data centers, telecom hotels,… Read More

JLL celebrates Women’s History Month, kick-starts local chapter of women’s network

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager
Chapter Lead, JLL New England Women’s Business Network

Did you know: Gender diverse organizations are 15% more likely to outperform the national industry median for financial performance. (Source: McKinsey analysis)

March is Women’s History Month, which is about learning, honoring and celebrating the achievements of women throughout history.

That’s why this month was the perfect time to kick off… Read More

Construction outlook stable as labor costs rise

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From Peter Stankiewicz
Managing Director, Construction

2015 was a banner year for post-recession construction activity, as office space under construction across the US peaked at just under 93 million square feet, and construction employment grew at a faster pace than overall employment. As evidenced in our latest US Construction Perspective, development firms surveyed agree that construction activity will remain stable through early 2016.

The biggest… Read More

Investors flock to Boston

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

Boston is on a roll. After recently been named 2nd in the US and 5th in the world in JLL’s latest City Momentum Index, the region has once again received high marks on a global scale. According to JLL’s just released Investment Intensity Index, Boston is ranked 4th in the US and 14th in the world based… Read More

The Brain Train is roaring down the track

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Commercial, residential, and retail development is occurring up and down the Red Line, which was the topic of conversation at the recent NAIOP event held at the Boston Seaport’s new Aloft Hotel.

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Tim Love from design firm Utile set the stage with a look at the demographics driving growth and mentioned that his company is looking at areas beyond either end of the Red… Read More

A banner year capped off by a banner night

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Last night was a historic one for JLL New England as the company took home four of the year’s most prestigious honors at the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Achievement Awards. This signature event brings together several hundred of the most influential leaders and decision makers from the Massachusetts brokerage industry to honor the year’s most impressive deals and most distinguished professionals.

We are proud to announce that JLL New England took home… Read More

Community Connections: Heading Home

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Heading-Home-LogoYou may be surprised to learn that there are an estimated 4,300 homeless families in Massachusetts alone, which is why the mission of one local group is so critical. Heading Home is an impressive organization focused on the elimination of homelessness in Massachusetts. It starts by teaching those in the program life skills, financial literacy and job training and culminates with their signature volunteer opportunity, the… Read More