Category Archives: Boston

How Boston ranks among world’s leading cities

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Boston has cemented its place as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs, and its status as a global leader in research and technology continues to rise. For the fourth straight year Boston ranks among the top 10 cities globally in JLL’s City Momentum Index, moving up the list and coming in at 5th in the world.

The Index tracks a broad range of factors to identify those cities which possess the… Read More

A new look for Post Office Square

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We’ve all heard the excitement surrounding Boston’s Seaport District as the growing destination for companies of all types and sizes. With multiple development and expansion projects occurring there, it’s easy to forget there are other Boston neighborhoods undergoing significant changes.

The financial district’s Post Office Square neighborhood, for instance, is undergoing a serious facelift. With growing competition from the Seaport, this neighborhood is just one of many looking for new and exciting… Read More

Where Boston falls in the new typology of World Cities

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In today’s highly connected and globalized world, it no longer makes sense to see all cities as in competition with each other. Cities now share roles and aspirations with other similar cities, and a new grouping of cities has emerged as a result. Our latest JLL Research Report “World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success” benchmarks these new types of city groups against their shared strengths and challenges.

Based on the original three… Read More

The workplace experience offsets location cost

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In our recent Tech Office Trends report, we explored six of the top trends impacting the real estate decisions of tech companies. One of the more notable trends was the thought of cost being irrelevant in terms of office location.

Even though Boston’s tech fit out cost is eight percent over the U.S. average, the market is still ranked number six for greatest absolute gain in tech employees in 2016. Major companies… Read More

Helping to improve tomorrow’s future leaders

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Our New England Women’s Business Network recently teamed up with the Boston Chapter of Girls on the Run, a non-profit aimed at inspiring girls to be “joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were partnered with the girls… Read More

What’s ahead in 2018?

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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

A crowded market and new competition creating challenges for law firms

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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

Boston among top 5 cities in the world for innovation and talent

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What makes a successful city? Our latest JLL Research Report “Decoding City Performance” identifies 10 imperative factors including among others: fostering innovative pathways, uncovering hidden talents, investing in infrastructure, thinking long term, and being smart.

So, what does that say about Boston? While we aren’t ranked among the “Big Seven” or “Contenders” named in the report, which include the likes of London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Madrid, we do… Read More

Top 10 stories of the summer

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As summer winds to a close, so too does the bevy of out of office email replies and constant vacations. While many of us were off relaxing, soaking in the sun, or hitting the links over the last several months, a number of exciting things happened around Greater Boston.

In case youRead More