Category Archives: Capital Markets

A renewed sentiment for the suburbs

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The below article originally appeared in The New England Investor. Click to read the full magazine.

“Looking back just 18 months ago, you would have had to be quite convincing to get investors to even consider the suburbs. That’s really changed in past six to nine months.” So says Matt Sherry, Senior Vice President on the JLL… Read More

Long cycle not late cycle

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Much has been said about the current economic expansion our nation is experiencing. In fact, according to AEW’s Director of Research Michael Acton, who spoke this morning at our Capital Markets breakfast event, this is going to be the nation’s longest expansion once it’s done.

Although economists have been saying for the past four years this cycle would end in two years, it continues to live onAs JLL’s own Capital Markets Managing… Read More

Debt, equity, and innovation: How global capital influences future development

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MIT’s World Real Estate Forum was, as its name would suggest, an opportunity for a diverse set of investors from across the globe to come together to discuss debt, equity and innovation. While perspectives varied widely across the panel, which kicked off the two-day session, the following sentiments were echoed by the group:

  1. It is much harder to deploy capital than it is to source it
  2. Now, more than ever, obsolescence is a
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E-commerce: The undeniable x-factor in growth of industrial demand

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

Ask yourself this? Can you identify a month, or even a week, over the last two years when you have not had a package arrive at your doorstep thanks to online shopping? We’re guessing the answer is no for you and for most… Read More

Once considered risky and less appealing, suburban lab is here to stay

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

The harder it is to get something, the more people want it. And that pretty much goes for all facets of life. So, the fact that nearly every life sciences company, both big and small, wants to be in East Cambridge—despite $70.66… 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

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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