Category Archives: High-tech

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

Talent is key driver in Boston’s tech growth

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With the technology industry’s continued expansion beyond the west coast, Boston’s status as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs is on the rise. Although office location still proves to be a main factor for tech development, the potential talent available in these locations is having more bearing on where these companies are looking to grow.

According to our recently released Tech Office Trends, maintaining a highly skilled workforce remains one of… Read More

Burlington has proved to be the perfect place for Endurance’s continued growth

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From Sarah Curry
Assistant Vice President

The name Endurance International Group might not sound familiar to you but we bet its many high profile brands will. From Bluehost to HostGator, Constant Contact and more, Endurance provides small business owners with the tools they need to establish and build their web presence, get found in online search, and connect with customers through social media, email marketing,… Read More

REview Podcast: New initiative aims to drive diversity and future growth in Boston’s high tech industry

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From Bryan Sparkes
Executive Vice President, Technology Practice Lead

The growth of Greater Boston’s high tech industry over the last several years has been notable. Wherever you look, we rival Silicon Valley as one of the top tech markets in the country and we’re repeatedly ranked as one of the foremost leaders in innovation. But we, like many other high tech markets, have a… 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

Could Boston’s suburbs be next stop for high-tech companies?

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As you may have already seen in JLL’s latest Technology Office Outlook, Greater Boston is among the top tech markets in the country, ranking 3rd in tech leasing, 5th in VC funding, and 5th in overall market resiliency. But the bulk of the conversation surrounding tech in this region has been focused on Cambridge and Boston. In fact, East Cambridge and the Financial District are two of the most concentrated and… Read More

Tech industry continues to boom in Boston

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The technology industry is one of the key drivers of growth for our economy here locally, but it’s also flourishing across the US. In fact, according to JLL’s recently released Technology Office Outlook, the tech sector remains the leading industry for real estate expansion in the US, driving 22% of large-block leasing activity across the country over the past 2 years. Furthermore, as the report reveals, 63% of tech companies leasing… Read More

Boston a leader in tech jobs and wages

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Sparkes_Bryan_Color_Causal_HiResFrom Bryan Sparkes
Executive Vice President, Brokerage

It should come as no surprise that Boston is among the nation’s leaders in high tech employment. According to a recently released JLL report, Boston joins the likes of the Bay Area and NYC as one of the country’s top tech hubs that dominate job activity. In fact, over 30% of US tech employment and 52% of… Read More

Introducing JLL TechSpec: A destination for tech companies and investors

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Growing tech companies face all sorts of unique challenges to keep up with growth, not the least of which revolves around physical space. You don’t have to look much further than Carbonite, HourlyNerd, and Placester to see how important it is for companies like this to have a space of their own to accommodate for future expansion and foster collaboration and culture.

If you’re like any of the companies we just mentioned,… Read More

Placester’s new office space a home away from home

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Sparkes_Bryan_Color_Causal_HiResFrom Bryan Sparkes
Senior Vice President, Downtown Boston Leasing

View Bryan Sparkes' profile on LinkedIn

Placester knows all about the importance of finding a good home. The real estate marketing company’s primary mission is to dramatically improve the home buying process for real estate professionals… Read More