Author Archives: JLL Boston

How long can the boom last?

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From Ryan Severino
JLL Chief Economist

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the economic overview at the recent NAIOP/SIOR Mid-Year Roundup. Here is a recap.

I wasn’t pandering to the audience when I said that Boston is one of the hottest cities in the US. Don’t underestimate this. It’s well documented. It has what I call “gateway status,” and remains the eighth largest metro… Read More

Making an impact in our community

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We at JLL recognize and value the importance of giving back to the community in which we live and work. Members of our team volunteer their time at many local organizations throughout the year in both the Greater Boston community as well as at company-sponsored events in our Boston office.

Many of these events are coordinated in conjunction with Building Impact, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by providing individuals and… Read More

Greater Boston’s booming market shows no signs of slowing down

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From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director

Boston’s metro economy maintained its leading position going into 2018 as a hotbed for top employers and a skilled workforce. From 2016 to 2017, total nonfarm payroll grew by 2 percent, or more than 51,000 jobs. As a result, the perpetually strengthening labor force remained a major attraction for employers, and announcements of major expansions and relocations… Read More

Gain “insite” and bring your workplace vision to life

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From Cornelia Szustka
Project Manager, Project & Development Services

The prospect of looking for a new office space can be daunting. Questions can quickly begin to pile up as you ask yourself: How much space do I need? Where should it be located? What should it look like? How do I know if everyone is going to fit? To stand out among competitors, you… Read More

Workplace continues to evolve in Boston

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From Tom O’Connor
Senior Vice President, Project & Development Services

Backed by a stable economy and strong access to talent, Boston’s presence on the global stage doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. As office demand remains strong in the market, workplace trends are reflecting the changing perception of what an office should look like. With 2.32 m.s.f. of new office space under… Read More

What a Boston office fit out will cost you

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From Mason Mularoni
Research Manager

We believe real estate provides organizations the potential to achieve their ambitions, with a successfully delivered office fit out a key vehicle for this real estate success. As the final step in the new office journey, an office fit out includes the design, construction and furnishing of a physical workplace. These fit outs can range in scope based on… Read More

Team honored at CBA Achievement Awards

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The annual Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Achievement Awards brings together 450 of the most influential leaders and decision makers from the Massachusetts brokerage industry. The awards recognize the Greater Boston area’s most significant real estate deals of 2017 and honor local industry professionals who have distinguished themselves among their peers.

We are proud to announce our own Bobby Jangro was awarded the CBA Rising Star of the Year. Bobby has worked with… Read More

How Boston ranks among world’s leading cities

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Boston has cemented its place as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs, and its status as a global leader in research and technology continues to rise. For the fourth straight year Boston ranks among the top 10 cities globally in JLL’s City Momentum Index, moving up the list and coming in at 5th in the world.

The Index tracks a broad range of factors to identify those cities which possess the… Read More

A new look for Post Office Square

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We’ve all heard the excitement surrounding Boston’s Seaport District as the growing destination for companies of all types and sizes. With multiple development and expansion projects occurring there, it’s easy to forget there are other Boston neighborhoods undergoing significant changes.

The financial district’s Post Office Square neighborhood, for instance, is undergoing a serious facelift. With growing competition from the Seaport, this neighborhood is just one of many looking for new and exciting… Read More

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