Author Archives: JLL Boston

Where Boston falls in the new typology of World Cities

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In today’s highly connected and globalized world, it no longer makes sense to see all cities as in competition with each other. Cities now share roles and aspirations with other similar cities, and a new grouping of cities has emerged as a result. Our latest JLL Research Report “World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success” benchmarks these new types of city groups against their shared strengths and challenges.

Based on the original three… Read More

How we achieve our ambitions

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2017 was yet another memorable year for us at JLL. Last week, our team gathered together at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX Theater to celebrate some of our greatest achievements over the past twelve months. From our service lines to our support teams we shared several new innovations and success stories.

One of the biggest takeaways from our meeting was the reveal of our Achieve Ambitions video. A year ago, JLL made… Read More

The future of workplace

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With unprecedented disruption impacting the workplace, a new work world has emerged catered to technology and an increasingly fluid workforce. Business success is dependent on not only transforming this disruption into opportunity, but also standing out in an increasingly competitive environment.

According to our recently released Future of Workplace report, a strategically designed workplace is one of the main keys for transforming this disruption. A well designed, managed, and operated workplace has… Read More

As Greater Boston’s economy flourishes, so does commercial real estate

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From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director

What a year it was for Boston metro’s office market in 2017. As economic conditions locally continued to improve, the office market benefited from significant tenant demand, bolstered not only by locally-based companies expanding in the market, but also by new entrants looking to tap into the area’s talent and innovation engines.

Likewise, the metro’s industrial market also… Read More

Spreading goodwill in our community

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From Antonio Invencio
General Manager

For the past three years, our property management team at Hasbro, Inc. has had the honor of participating in the company’s annual Hasbro Global Day of Joy. Every December, Hasbro empowers all of its employees worldwide to spend the day volunteering in their local communities in order to bring holiday cheer to children in need.

For the second year in… Read More

Partnering with MIT to drive innovations in CRE

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A little over a year ago, we expanded our longtime relationship with the MIT Center for Real Estate and became a founding industry partner of their new Real Estate Innovation Lab. With our shared mission and passion for innovation and real estate, this partnership proved a synergistic opportunity for both our organizations.

“Our partnership with MIT and the learnings that we get from just being in this innovation ecosystem gives us an… Read More

The workplace experience offsets location cost

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In our recent Tech Office Trends report, we explored six of the top trends impacting the real estate decisions of tech companies. One of the more notable trends was the thought of cost being irrelevant in terms of office location.

Even though Boston’s tech fit out cost is eight percent over the U.S. average, the market is still ranked number six for greatest absolute gain in tech employees in 2016. Major companies… Read More

Helping to improve tomorrow’s future leaders

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Our New England Women’s Business Network recently teamed up with the Boston Chapter of Girls on the Run, a non-profit aimed at inspiring girls to be “joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were partnered with the girls… Read More

Cambridge: Perched atop the world’s stage and likely to stay there

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From Molly Heath
Executive Vice President, Cambridge

I recently took part in the NAIOP/SIOR End of the Year Commercial Market Review. Following are some of the key takeaways shared at the event.

Cambridge remains one of the strongest markets we track globally. From tech to biotech and pharmaceuticals, tenants are still willing to pay a major rent premium to be part of one of the… Read More