Yearly Archives: 2017

It’s official – Summer is here!

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Today is the first official day of Summer. Did you know the summer solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator and results in the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year? Well, that day is today!

Here at JLL though, we kicked off the summer season a few days early with our annual summer outing late last week. JLLers from across New England gathered at The Daily Catch… Read More

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REview Podcast: New initiative aims to drive diversity and future growth in Boston’s high tech industry

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From Bryan Sparkes
Executive Vice President, Technology Practice Lead

The growth of Greater Boston’s high tech industry over the last several years has been notable. Wherever you look, we rival Silicon Valley as one of the top tech markets in the country and we’re repeatedly ranked as one of the foremost leaders in innovation. But we, like many other high tech markets, have a diversity problem that… Read More

A growing list of companies now call Fort Point home

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The rise of Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood has been years in the making, but with the recent addition of GE, the area has become a go-to destination for companies of all types and sizes. Just a few blocks away from the future site of GE’s headquarters is 9 Channel Center, an historic brick and beam building that recently underwent a large scale renovation by owner Berkeley Investments.

Corderman & Company, a Boston-based construction management firm,… Read More

Walking and biking interests power new development

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Guest post
From Manikka Bowman
Manager of Policy, ULI Boston

Manikka Bowman leads the District Council in policy and content management and connects members to ULI’s national initiatives. Manikka also serves as an elected official on the Cambridge School Committee. In this role, she chairs the Buildings and Grounds Committee where she leads the school district in the management of 1.6 million square feet of educational facilities.

In… Read More

Cautious optimism as Boston remains among country’s top multifamily markets

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From Travis D’Amato & Michael Coyne
Managing Directors, Multifamily Capital Markets

Boston continues to benefit from an unprecedented demographic wave and the strongest multifamily fundamentals we have seen in over a decade. With just under 5,000 units a year on average scheduled to deliver in Metro Boston through 2019 and over 8,200 households being created annually over that same time period, we are still not building enough units to meet this wave of demand.

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Achieving ambitions in the community

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Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a huge part of what we do at JLL. It is necessary, it is impactful, and it is rewarding. Last week, nearly 40 JLLers volunteered at two very different events to make a very big difference.

More than 20 of our employees from across a variety of different roles and departments came together in Lynn to support The Food Project. The group braved… Read More

REview Podcast: Cultivating a cluster beyond Cambridge in the Life Sciences industry

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From Matthew Powers
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

It’s an exciting time to work in the Life Sciences industry in Massachusetts. Our success stacks up on the world stage and we are the model many other states and countries look to mimic. At the heart of much of our growth is the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, education, research… Read More

An ambition for a more diverse CRE industry

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Yarboro_Jordan_Color_HiRes_smallJordan Yarboro has an ambition: increase the representation of African Americans at JLL and across Boston’s commercial real estate industry. An Assistant Vice President on our North Suburban Leasing team, Jordan says, “I think it would be exciting to give people a voice who feel they’re under-represented in the industry and who wouldn’t necessarily consider a career in brokerage… Read More

WHOOP’s custom space helps growing company reach new heights

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Jangro_Bobby_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Bobby Jangro
Assistant Vice President, Downtown Boston Leasing

Just a couple of weeks ago, Boston-based technology company WHOOP scored a deal with the NFL to become the first company officially licensed by the NFL Players Association to provide its wearable devices to track players’ health and recovery data. WHOOP, whose mission is to “unlock human performance,” already has a deal with MLB and is worn by… Read More

P3s can be “incredibly powerful creative opportunities” for higher education institutions

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Middleton-Pratt_Lauren_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Lauren Middleton-Pratt
Higher Education Market Lead

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) are springing up all over the country. Simply defined, P3s leverage the private sector to provide the capital and expertise to partner with the public sector to develop and/or operate and maintain… Read More