Category Archives: Boston

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 diversity problem that… 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 construction management firm,… 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 of educational facilities.

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Gallery: Enhanced amenities at Ten Post Office Square

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Earlier this week it was announced that LaSalle Investment Management, a subsidiary of JLL, had acquired 10 Post Office Square for $188.1 million, joining existing owner Synergy Investments as the building’s operating partner. 10 Post Office Square recently underwent a number of upgrades highlighted by a new lobby, conference center, wifi lounge, and fitness center. Check out some of the improvements below and learn more about the property at http://www.tenpostofficesquare.com/.

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Team reigns in top honors at CBA Achievement Awards

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The annual Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Achievement Awards brings together several hundred of the most influential leaders and decision makers from the Massachusetts brokerage industry to honor the year’s most impressive deals and most distinguished professionals.

JLL's Joe Flaherty named 2016 CBA Broker of the Year.

JLL’s Joe Flaherty

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Boston’s momentum on par with world’s leading cities

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director

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Boston has been firmly planted on the world stage for some time now and it doesn’t appear that will be changing anytime soon. For the third straight year Boston ranks among the top 10 cities… Read More

A look back at our top 10 stories of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a great time to look back on the year that was and highlight 10 of our best stories from the past twelve months. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to continued success in 2017. Without further ado, here are our top 10 stories of 2016:

1. GE moves to Boston and the effects are far-reaching

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A new-look lobby at 399 Boylston

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Situated in the middle of one of Boston’s most bustling streets amidst an endless array of amenities, 399 Boylston Street is just steps from some of the city’s best retail, restaurants, wellness centers, and more. If that wasn’t already enough, the property now boasts a beautiful new lobby with high-end finishes designed by CBT Architects, part of a broader capital improvements project underway at the Equity Office property.

Check out some photos of the recently… Read More

Building the case for more workforce housing in Boston

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D'Amato_Travis_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Travis D’Amato
Managing Director, Multifamily Capital Markets

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Historically, workforce housing has been hard to define. It’s also been difficult to find here in Boston. In an effort to change both of those things, the ULI Housing and Economic Development Council, co-chaired… Read More

The GE effect

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“We’re only just starting to see what the GE effect could be.” So says Frank Petz, Managing Director of JLL’s Capital Markets team, when considering the potential short and long term impacts of GE’s recent relocation to the region. “The effect is going to be multidimensional and far-reaching, impacting not only the Boston economy, but the city’s culture, and future growth trajectory,” Petz added. “While it may not all happen immediately, we will certainly… Read More