Category Archives: Capital Markets

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 wave of demand.

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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, to dive deeper… 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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Building the case for more workforce housing in Boston

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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

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. In fact, his… Read More

We’re #1: JLL’s Multifamily sales team reaches new heights

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JLL Boston’s Multifamily sales team was recently ranked #1 in the market by Real Estate Alert with over $400 million in sales in the first half of 2016. A notable achievement in and of itself, the honor is even more significant given that it’s the first time in 10 years a new team has held the position in the Boston market.

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Investors “want in” to lab market

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According to the latest JLL Global Capital Flows report, despite a 16% decline in overall US volumes over the past year, gateway and larger second tier cities like Boston are continuing to see investment demand in line with last year. In fact, the city ranked as the 10th most traded in the world in the first half of the year with $4.6 billion in total volume, and is home to lab space that can… Read More

Retail market remains strong and other key takeaways from ICSC’s RECon

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Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

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Much like the real estate industry as a whole, the retail market is thriving, and there’s no better place to get a pulse on the market than ICSC’s RECon. With over 36,000 attendees… Read More