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Cambridge: Perched atop the world’s stage and likely to stay there

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From Molly Heath
Executive Vice President, Cambridge

I recently took part in the NAIOP/SIOR End of the Year Commercial Market Review. Following are some of the key takeaways shared at the event.

Cambridge remains one of the strongest markets we track globally. From tech to biotech and pharmaceuticals, tenants are still willing to pay a major rent premium to be part of one of the… 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

P3s can be “incredibly powerful creative opportunities” for higher education institutions

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Middleton-Pratt_Lauren_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Lauren Middleton-Pratt
Higher Education Market Lead

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) are springing up all over the country. Simply defined, P3s leverage the private sector to provide the capital and expertise to partner with the public sector to develop and/or… Read More

Somerville exceeds every metric companies are looking for, but is the city ready to be the region’s next innovation cluster?

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Greater Boston is a mecca of innovation. From Kendall Square to the Seaport, our innovation clusters rival the likes of Silicon Valley. But space is sparse and costs are high, so the question often comes up of who, or perhaps more aptly, where is next?

The city of Somerville seems to have all the ingredients to be the answer: an educated Millennial workforce, public transportation, and some of the best restaurants in… 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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Celebrating an exciting year that was

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2016 was yet another memorable year for us at JLL. Last week, our team gathered together at the Federal Reserve Building to celebrate some of our greatest achievements over the past twelve months. From our service lines to our support teams we shared several new innovations and success stories.

Our Property Management team had a unique opportunity in 2016 to partner with our client Hasbro to make an impact in the Rhode… Read More

Introducing our 2016 Spotlight Award winners

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JLL is proud and excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Spotlight Awards for the New England region. These awards are given to deserving team members throughout the firm to recognize their exceptional talent, commitment, and effort. This year’s Spotlight Award winners have done an exceptional job and truly exemplify our core values of teamwork, ethics, and excellence.

Former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy visits JLL’s Women’s Business Network to discuss the very real wage gap

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director, Women’s Business Network Chair

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Last year, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent, according to… Read More