Author Archives: JLL Boston

An ambition like no other: Tohkti’s story

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For JLL Facility Manager Tohkti Wayet, achieving ambitions means more to him than most. Tohkti came to the United States as a refugee from Central Asia and found boundless opportunity at JLL.

“Where I grew up, being the owner of your own life was impossible. It was decided what kind of work I would do and what kind of identity I could have. So, coming here, it was like being freed from… Read More

A renewed sentiment for the suburbs

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The below article originally appeared in The New England Investor. Click to read the full magazine.

“Looking back just 18 months ago, you would have had to be quite convincing to get investors to even consider the suburbs. That’s really changed in past six to nine months.” So says Matt Sherry, Senior Vice President on the JLL… Read More

Then, now, next: A look into the Greater Boston real estate landscape

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From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director

In honor of NAIOP’s 15th Annual Bus Tour and this year’s theme of “Then, Now, and Next,” we thought we’d take a look back at Greater Boston to see how much has changed. Across the country and in Boston specifically, 2003 was still the doldrums of the recession. Unemployment was climbing as tech and other employees fled.… Read More

Debt, equity, and innovation: How global capital influences future development

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MIT’s World Real Estate Forum was, as its name would suggest, an opportunity for a diverse set of investors from across the globe to come together to discuss debt, equity and innovation. While perspectives varied widely across the panel, which kicked off the two-day session, the following sentiments were echoed by the group:

  1. It is much harder to deploy capital than it is to source it
  2. Now, more than ever, obsolescence is a
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Blockchain: From buzzword to viable business, breaking down one of real estate’s hottest topics

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The dictionary definition of blockchain is “a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.” Clear enough, right? Well, not exactly. In front of a packed room on the second day of MIT’s World Real Estate Forum the question was posed: how many people have heard of blockchain? Nearly every hand in the room was raised, a difference from what was observed just… Read More

An old-fashioned science fair to showcase a wave of new innovation at MIT’s Real Estate Innovation Lab

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It should come as no surprise the truly brilliant things that are happening at MIT, and in particular, the school’s Real Estate Innovation Lab. So what better format to display those innovations in than a good old-fashioned science fair? On the second day of MIT’s World Real Estate Forum, a packed room of industry professionals learned from some of the lab’s best and brightest researchers about just what they are working… Read More

From military base to innovation ecosystem

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From Mike Travaline
Public Institutions Associate

Once upon a time, Fort Devens was a temporary cantonment for training soldiers during World War I and later a U.S. Army Reserve. Today, the area roughly 40 miles Northwest of Boston has become a growing technology and manufacturing hub. Look no further than Quiet Logistics as proof. The company, which occupies over 400,000 square feet in Devens,… Read More

E-commerce: The undeniable x-factor in growth of industrial demand

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

Ask yourself this? Can you identify a month, or even a week, over the last two years when you have not had a package arrive at your doorstep thanks to online shopping? We’re guessing the answer is no for you and for most… Read More

Once considered risky and less appealing, suburban lab is here to stay

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

The harder it is to get something, the more people want it. And that pretty much goes for all facets of life. So, the fact that nearly every life sciences company, both big and small, wants to be in East Cambridge—despite $70.66… Read More