Author Archives: JLL Boston

JLL runs in Thompson Island 4K

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Over 1,000 runners recently tackled the challenging course at the annual Thompson Island 4K Trail Run in Boston Harbor. JLL along with 56 other teams raised $215,000 to support Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center youth programs.

Our team was comprised of 10 members from Brokerage and Marketing: Ryan Enright, Molly Prey, Alicia Anderson, Rob Mahoney, Catie Tilton, Sarah Curry, Brynn Lockyer, Lizzie Kusbit, Andy Sherman, and Steve Steinberg. We also served… Read More

Will there be another condo boom?

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From Michael Coyne
SVP, Multi-family Capital Markets

The condominium market is heating up again. JLL multifamily expert Mike Coyne, a panelist at NAIOP’s recent program on the condominium capital markets, presented the opportunity and financial trends that will impact our next wave of construction.

“Boston has the highest percentage of young professionals in the country,” Mike said. “Approximately 35% of the population is between… Read More

One way to save building energy is clear

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From Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Literally. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 35% of the energy wasted in buildings is due to inefficient windows.

The degree to which a window allows heat loss or gain is based on many factors, including size, the type of glazing, the frame and how well-sealed the window is.

But buildings typically do not look as… Read More

TIAA-CREF names JLL top property management firm

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Clifford_Bruce_Color_croppedFrom Bruce Clifford
Associate Director

We’re proud to have been given TIAA-CREF’s highly coveted Property Management Firm of the Year award for our performance across the US.

JLL has been creating value for their portfolio of investments implementing industry best practices and cutting edge technologies throughout the properties that we manage. The assets honored include 99 High here in Boston.


Our major capital improvements program here included… Read More

The U.S. is getting wasted

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Americans love to throw stuff away. But one man’s trash is another man’s gold. Or, in this case, another country’s gold.

Global transactions for waste, that is countries selling their waste to other countries to be recovered and turned into profit, is a $443 billion per year industry.

When those giant shipping containers arrive here from China, filled with such… Read More

Multifamily transaction volume to hit record levels

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travis2From Travis D’Amato
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Everyone’s talking about the Boston apartment market.

Boston sales volume for multifamily product will easily reach record levels this year. The only question is by how much.

The biggest year ever was 2007 with approximately $1.7 billion in volume. Last year we saw $1.4 billion close for the second biggest year ever. Year-to-date 2015 has already hit… Read More

Five ways healthcare reform will change real estate

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Berman, Mindy 2007bFrom Mindy Berman
Practice Lead, Healthcare Capital Markets

Healthcare reform has fundamentally changed how nearly everyone in America interacts with healthcare systems, from insurance coverage to the type and quality of care available to today’s healthcare facilities. In the wake of this dramatic shift, we teamed with Brandeis’s International Business School on a study on the impact of healthcare reform on healthcare… Read More

Healthy momentum drives Q2 rents

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

Boston has enjoyed a solid and steady recovery since 2012 and the healthy momentum continues. In fact, we are adding jobs at the fastest pace since 2000. Since 1980, Boston has created an average of 1,600 jobs per month, and the region is now trending well above this long-run average. 

The dynamic growth sectors of technology and biomedical research… Read More

Save energy by sharing

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Want to reduce energy consumption in the workplace? Start by sharing information. It’s efficient, inexpensive, and it works.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) claims that up to 12% of energy savings can be achieved by way of real time energy feedback devices that tell people how much energy is being consumed.

Even when there is no… Read More