Category Archives: Construction

Gallery: JLL Construction completes work on new Drybar salon

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JLL recently completed construction for Drybar, a new blow dry salon located at 8 Kingston Street in Downtown Crossing. Drybar is the nation’s premier blow dry bar specializing in just blowouts, no cuts, no color. The 1,955-square-foot Downtown Crossing location is the fourth in Massachusetts and joins approximately seventy other locations nationwide. The JLL team included project executive John Thomas, construction manager Steve Baraldi, and superintendent Steve Pizzuto. Check out some… Read More

WELL: A new building standard

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berman_josh_color_casual_hiresFrom Josh Berman
VP, JLL Construction

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Nowadays, a significant percentage of new construction is being built to meet the standards of LEED certification, which focuses on sustainability. But there’s a new certification gaining traction that complements LEED, called WELL.

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Boston remains among most expensive cities to build as construction growth stabilizes

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According to JLL’s latest Construction Outlook, the US construction market remained stable and growing last quarter, with key indicators such as construction spending, construction backlog and under construction pipeline showing solid progress alongside an expected uptick in costs. Though the rate of growth in the industry is slowing, construction spending continues to hit cyclical highs.

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Construction progresses at EMD Serono expansion project

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berman_josh_color_casual_hiresFrom Josh Berman
Construction Project Executive

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We are pleased to report that progress continues to be made on the EMD Serono Sagamore Building expansion project. Our JLL Construction crew put the final structural beam in place during a topping… Read More

Lab construction costs and the unique variables at play

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This post was originally published in October 2016 and was refreshed in August 2018.

From Philip Marcotty
Project Manager, Project and Development Services


Generally speaking, costs for lab design and construction are typically subject to the same variables that come into play for commercial office space construction. Key variables can include:

  • Square footage: The larger the space, the more economy of scale you’ll see for hard
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Gallery: JLL Construction completes work at Boston Harbor Hotel

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JLL Construction recently completed renovations to 225 guest rooms and corridors at the Boston Harbor Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel located at 70 Rowes Wharf.

Construction spanned 136,000-square feet across 8 floors. Guestroom and corridor work included painting and carpeting, wallcoverings and custom millwork. New interior finishes in the bathroom included marble tile, glass shower surrounds, lighting and millwork.

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JLL Construction launches new online portfolio

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Stankiewicz_Peter_Color_Casual_HiRes2From Peter Stankiewicz
Managing Director, Construction

JLL’s construction group is thrilled to launch our new and improved portfolio website – where our buildings and projects speak for themselves through iconic photos and brief project summaries. The new site, which showcases over 30 recent projects, is not only cleaner, but is also easier to navigate and shows off more of each of our impressive work.

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LEED is creating not just a green industry, but a green economy

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Carpenter_Larry_Color_HiResFrom Larry Carpenter
SVP, JLL Construction

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More and more buildings across Greater Boston are receiving LEED certification, the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED buildings can provide a competitive differentiator, attract tenants, increase rental… Read More

Construction outlook stable as labor costs rise

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From Peter Stankiewicz
Managing Director, Construction

2015 was a banner year for post-recession construction activity, as office space under construction across the US peaked at just under 93 million square feet, and construction employment grew at a faster pace than overall employment. As evidenced in our latest US Construction Perspective, development firms surveyed agree that construction activity will remain stable through early 2016.

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JLL Construction LEEDs the way for EMD Serono

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EMD Serono’s Sagamore Building, a transformational office space built by JLL Construction, has earned the highest level of certification awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED Platinum. The 14,000 square foot building is located on EMD’s Billerica campus.

Led by the EMD Serono facilities group, the team involved in the LEED submission included: JLL Construction, architect Ellenzweig, MEP engineer BR+A, structural engineer LeMessurier Consultants, LEED consultant The Green Engineer,… Read More

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