Author Archives: JLL Boston

JLL New England adds major Capital Markets players

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Petz_Frank_Color_Casual_HiResFrank Petz, Managing Director
New England Capital Markets

JLL is pleased to announce a new team of industry veterans and retail experts who have joined the Capital Markets team in the Boston office. Chris Angelone and Bill Moylan join as Managing Directors and Nat Heald as an Executive Vice President to further expand our offering in the New England region. Angelone will join me in co-leading the… Read More

Manufacturing in Greater Boston bounces back

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Jarosz_Ed_Color_Casual_smallEdward Jarosz, Executive Vice President
Industrial and logistics specialist

Our JLL Research team has just released the U.S. Q2 Industrial Outlook, and we are pleased to report following a very positive first quarter for the warehouse/distribution market, it was the manufacturing sector which showed the most growth in the second quarter of 2015. Posting an overall positive absorption of 617,209 square feet, this was… Read More

NACUBO’s Tempo of Change

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Middleton-Pratt_Lauren_Color_HiResFrom Lauren Middleton-Pratt
Higher Education Market Lead

Next week JLL is looking forward to attending and participating in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. NACUBO is known throughout the higher education community as a leading organization that supports its members through advocacy efforts, community service and professional development activities. The theme for this year’s meeting is… Read More

High-rise rent in Boston’s Skyline hits a 5-year high

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_Low Rez squareBy: Ben Heller, Managing Director – Boston Brokerage

Boston has enjoyed a solid and steady recovery in this economic cycle and has been in expansionary mode for over two years. This cycle has been different in terms of its effects on office space in the CBD than the previous ones, however. And the JLL Spring Skyline highlights that we are entering yet another stage of health.

Between… Read More

New normal for Cambridge: Big demand, few options

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Osten_Jon_Color_Casual_smallFrom John Osten
Managing Director, Cambridge Brokerage

It’s no news that the demand for space in Cambridge has been tight for some time now, but the demand just keeps getting stronger. Considering Cambridge is home to one of the youngest, most educated workforces in the country – 41.3 percent of the population of Cambridge is between 20 and 34 years old – companies want to be… Read More

JLL’s National Skyline goes digital

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

JLL’s annual Skyline Review is back. And this year we are excited to announce that our National Skyline is now digital — which means access to market information just got easier for our clients.

Each year, JLL’s research team analyzes the top North American skylines and gives investors and tenants alike a personal, up-close, look at some of… Read More

Video: Developments propelling Boston towards 2030

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Real estate developer RelatedBeal is currently working on major projects in downtown Boston: Lovejoy Wharf, a mixed-use project near North Station, and Congress Square, four separate buildings formerly occupied by Fidelity which will provide office, retail and residential space. These significant downtown projects are part of the Boston 2030 plan, which involves major transportation and housing projects helping Boston improve infrastructure responsibly to accommodate for anticipated growth by 2030.

Congress Square, a featured project in this segment of Chronicle,… Read More

Taming your capital monster

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Most companies believe they are creating a capital plan that supports business goals but in fact, the world’s largest companies often miss their real estate capital plan by billions each year – felled by the ‘capital monster.’

The capital monster strikes when companies are unintentionally inhibiting growth because they do not effectively develop, prioritize, manage and execute their capital plan. So how do you tame the beast?

Yesterday’s buildings for today’s tenants

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Last night’s NAIOP Massachusetts Developing Leaders session focused on transforming older commercial office buildings for the demands of today’s tenants. Moderated by JLL’s Bryan Sparkes, the panel featured David Greaney, Founder and President of Synergy Investments, who recently purchased Ten Post Office Square where the event was held. Ten Post Office Square is a prime example of an asset currently going through a transition to modernize a classic building in a great downtown Boston location.

Boston Rising: 2015 Capital Markets Perspectives

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Last Thursday marked the release of our Boston Rising: Capital Markets 2015 Boston Perspective. In this year’s Perspective we featured a map of planned or in-process developments in this current cycle that will have a major impact on all sectors of Boston’s real estate economy. With this release we invited investor clients to a breakfast program to showcase some of our findings and excitement surrounding this great city of ours.

The presentation included insights from our JLL professionals… Read More