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A conversation starter

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From Jim Kolb
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

I’ve been to many trade shows during my 25 years in commercial real estate and design. I thought I was well prepared for last week’s International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Boston Product Show at Gillette Stadium.

In the past I’d meet and greet engineer types, vendors and owners with the goal of making a… Read More

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A tidal wave in the south

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From Michael Olson
Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle

About this time last year I was at a real estate function and was talking with a well known real estate investor. After explaining that I focused on the South submarket he exclaimed: “I would never invest in that market. Not enough activity, not enough demand.” 

It’s a good thing that other investors don’t feel the same… Read More

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Having 4Sight

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From Chris Wessen
Property Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

When I took on a leadership role in my team’s 4Sight Emergency Preparedness Program a little more than two years ago, I had to familiarize myself with the entire program inside and out. 4Sight is quite comprehensive and offers a customizable plan for almost any imaginable disaster or emergency that a property might face.

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Hubway is on a roll

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From Jennifer Cronan
Construction Manager and LEED Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle

New in front of our Boston office in PO Square is a Hubway bike station.  As a somewhat avid bicyclist in my free time (I have two kids so free time is at a premium), I was interested in the launch of the city’s New Balance Hubway bike share system, and happy… Read More

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First and best – part 2

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A number of iPad and iPhone apps for everything from up close and personal research tools, to a Digital Publishing Suite, and property marketing mini-sites were presented on the second call. The Boston Skyline is mobile version of our signature look at tower market dynamics. It’s primarily used to prepare for a meeting, with a skyline you can scroll over for building… Read More

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First and best

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Our Firsts program is a competition conducted at Jones Lang LaSalle twice annually that showcases best practices among our Communications, Marketing and Research teams. A wellspring of great ideas are shared with our colleagues from across the Americas. One of the 32 winning submissions recognized during today’s call was Jones Lang LaSalle’s Panama Canal expedition. We recently sent a team of industrial… Read More

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New edition of Marketscape Monthly

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From Lori Mabardi
Research Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

Our July edition of Marketscape Monthly shows that Boston’s real estate fundamentals continue to improve. Net absorption through Q2 has already reached 75% of full year 2010 levels. At 19.8% total vacancy, the metro is inching its way off the cyclical peak of 22.5%. This is starting to translate into a return to rent growth.

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Independence Day video

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from Kasia Bytnerowicz
AVP, Interactive Design
Jones Lang LaSalle

On Monday, my colleague Alouette Alexander and I took our camera around the Freedom Trail where we encountered locals, visitors, time-travellers from the Colonial times, and quite a number of adorable children — all bedecked in red white and blue and displaying the patriotic spirit. We asked them to read parts of the Declaration… Read More

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Digital Realty Trust knows data centers

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Completion by Digital Realty Trust of phase one of a $90 million capital improvements program at 200 Quannapowitt Parkway was celebrated today. The changes make it Greater Boston’s premier data center. The ribbon cutting event under stormy skies was attended by 150 people including state and local officials.

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Bringing home the iron

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by Chris Wessen
Property Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle employees from across the country, Canada, and Mexico descended on Austin, TX to attend the 2011 Engineering & Operations and Management Training Conference. The whole week was packed with classes designed to spread the firm’s best practices, build connections, and recognize top performers across the regions.

Amidst the rapture of the Bruins on the brink of… Read More

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