Category Archives: Capital Markets

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

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

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

Cautious optimism as Boston remains among country’s top multifamily markets

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From Travis D’Amato & Michael Coyne
Managing Directors, Multifamily Capital Markets

Boston continues to benefit from an unprecedented demographic wave and the strongest multifamily fundamentals we have seen in over a decade. With just under 5,000 units a year on average scheduled to deliver in Metro Boston through 2019 and over 8,200 households being created annually over that same time period, we are still not building enough units to meet this… Read More

Rediscovering the Suburbs: An untapped opportunity

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What do Millennials want? While it might surprise you, according to Ivy Zelman, Chief Executive Officer at Zelman & Associates, they want suburban life. In fact, a recent survey from The Zillow Group on Consumer Housing Trends says, “it’s a common myth that all Millennials are short-term buyers seeking homes in trendy, urban neighborhoods.” The report reveals that, in reality, half of all Millennials live in suburban communities.

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$1 Billion and counting: JLL’s Multifamily sales team sets new record

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2016 was an historic year for the JLL Boston Multifamily sales team, who eclipsed the $1 billion sales mark for the first time ever. The record-breaking success was driven in large part by the $215 million sale of Hanover CambridgePark, the largest single apartment sale in Boston’s history, and the $187 million sale of The Victor. We recently sat down with the leaders of the team, Travis D’Amato and Mike Coyne,… 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… 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… 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,… Read More

Hard work, an impressive track record and dedication to the community make Travis D’Amato a worthy 40 under 40 honoree

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What JLL Managing Director Travis D’Amato has already accomplished at the young age of 35, some people only hope to accomplish in a lifetime. As one of the co-leaders of JLL’s multifamily sales team, Travis has advised on over $1.5 billion of real estate transactions since joining JLL in 2012.… Read More