Author Archives: JLL Boston

A lack of supply paves the way for steadily rising rents in Boston

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While Boston has seen a surge in demand for Class B brick and beam product, there’s still nothing like the prestige of being in a premium office building – even if it comes with a sky-high cost. This year, the average price tag for space across North America’s Skyline buildings is $44.55 per square foot – an all-time high.

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Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

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More than 100 years ago, Mark Twain famously remarked “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” upon learning that one American newspaper prematurely printed his obituary while he was still alive. It seems, today, we could draw the same parallel with respect to retail. But, retail is not dead or even dying; it’s changing and reinventing itself.

“A big problem that underlines the retail headlines these days is journalists using Sears,… Read More

A rewarding experience for one local student

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Every summer, we’re excited to welcome a new group of interns to JLL who get to not only help us out, but learn more about the commercial real estate industry across many of our different business lines. This year was no exception. While the experiences vary from person to person, we asked Adam Goldberg, a senior at Connecticut College doubling majoring in Behavioral… Read More

The New England Investor: Retail re-imagined – Different but not dead

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Have you seen our newest publication, The New England Investor? This quarterly piece delivers real estate news and insights from across Greater Boston, with a broader look at hot topics impacting the investment community locally and around the world.

In our latest issue of The New England Investor, we reflect on what’s changing in the retail market and how the future of retail will look different than it does today for investors… Read More

From Cannoli King to Fitness King: Joe and Ben get fit at The Row

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You might remember we recently put Joe Flaherty and Ben Coffin to work when Assembly Row opened Mike’s Pastry earlier this year. So we thought, why not make them really break a sweat this time around at Orangetheory Fitness, part of Assembly Row’s newly opened FitRow.

FitRow is one of the area’s… Read More

New year, same story: Boston remains the leader in life sciences

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From Don Domoretsky
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Greater Boston is the #1 life sciences cluster in the United States. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s happened before. In fact, since we began producing our annual life sciences report, no other region has held the top spot, and 2017 has proven no different.

An analysis of… Read More

It’s official – Summer is here!

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Today is the first official day of Summer. Did you know the summer solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator and results in the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year? Well, that day is today!

Here at JLL though, we kicked off the summer season a few days early with our annual summer outing late last week. JLLers from across New England gathered at… Read More

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REview Podcast: New initiative aims to drive diversity and future growth in Boston’s high tech industry

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From Bryan Sparkes
Executive Vice President, Technology Practice Lead

The growth of Greater Boston’s high tech industry over the last several years has been notable. Wherever you look, we rival Silicon Valley as one of the top tech markets in the country and we’re repeatedly ranked as one of the foremost leaders in innovation. But we, like many other high tech markets, have a… Read More

A growing list of companies now call Fort Point home

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The rise of Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood has been years in the making, but with the recent addition of GE, the area has become a go-to destination for companies of all types and sizes. Just a few blocks away from the future site of GE’s headquarters is 9 Channel Center, an historic brick and beam building that recently underwent a large scale renovation by owner Berkeley Investments.

Corderman & Company, a Boston-based… Read More

Walking and biking interests power new development

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Guest post
From Manikka Bowman
Manager of Policy, ULI Boston

Manikka Bowman leads the District Council in policy and content management and connects members to ULI’s national initiatives. Manikka also serves as an elected official on the Cambridge School Committee. In this role, she chairs the Buildings and Grounds Committee where she leads the school district in the management of 1.6 million square feet… Read More