Author Archives: JLL Boston

From military base to innovation ecosystem

0 CommentsBy

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

0 CommentsBy

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

0 CommentsBy

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

Talent is key driver in Boston’s tech growth

0 CommentsBy

With the technology industry’s continued expansion beyond the west coast, Boston’s status as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs is on the rise. Although office location still proves to be a main factor for tech development, the potential talent available in these locations is having more bearing on where these companies are looking to grow.

According to our recently released Tech Office Trends, maintaining a highly skilled workforce remains one of… Read More

What’s ahead in 2018?

0 CommentsBy

According to JLL’s own Chief Economist Ryan Severino, who spoke last week at our 2018 forecasting event, the U.S. is currently experiencing a “goldilocks economy,” one that is “not too hot and not too cold.”

In Boston though, we might arguably be a little further on the “hot” end of the spectrum. As JLL New England Research Director Julia Georgules described, Boston’s resilient economy is stronger than ever. Since 1990, employment has… Read More

Burlington has proved to be the perfect place for Endurance’s continued growth

0 CommentsBy

From Sarah Curry
Assistant Vice President

The name Endurance International Group might not sound familiar to you but we bet its many high profile brands will. From Bluehost to HostGator, Constant Contact and more, Endurance provides small business owners with the tools they need to establish and build their web presence, get found in online search, and connect with customers through social media, email marketing,… Read More

An ambition to change the world one meal at a time

0 CommentsBy

Lori Mabardi, CaterCares creator

Nearly a year and half ago, JLL Senior Research Director Lori Mabardi reflected on her idea to create CaterCares. At the time, the program was in its infancy, having just officially been named and having not yet been made public or launched. Even… Read More

A crowded market and new competition creating challenges for law firms

0 CommentsBy

From Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Brokerage

With the market favoring landlords now and into the future, law firms across Greater Boston are being faced with new challenges relative to their office space that will take both creative and strategic solutions to solve.

Over the next several years, an unusually large number of firms will be entering the market looking for new space. With… Read More