Category Archives: Innovation and technology

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

Boston among top 5 cities in the world for innovation and talent

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What makes a successful city? Our latest JLL Research Report “Decoding City Performance” identifies 10 imperative factors including among others: fostering innovative pathways, uncovering hidden talents, investing in infrastructure, thinking long term, and being smart.

So, what does that say about Boston? While we aren’t ranked among the “Big Seven” or “Contenders” named in the report, which include the likes of London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Madrid, we do… Read More

The Seaport: Boston’s next life sciences frontier

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From Don Domoretsky
EVP, Life Science Practice

“As a real estate developer, we look for growth oriented markets because that’s how you create value,” so says Stephen Faber, Executive Vice President at Related Beal. “You have an insatiable appetite from a community of people that are motivated to invest in life sciences. And we here in Boston have particularly benefited from the growth in… 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

How technology is disrupting CRE, in a good way

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Last week, JLL spent five hours live broadcasting from DisruptCRE in NYC. If you missed the broadcast, you can check it out here. The biggest takeaway? Technology is disrupting commercial real estate, in a good way, and it cannot be ignored.

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

Boston’s momentum on par with world’s leading cities

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director

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Boston has been firmly planted on the world stage for some time now and it doesn’t appear that will be changing anytime soon. For the third straight year Boston ranks among the… Read More

3 things you need to know about MIT CRE’s new Real Estate Innovation Lab

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Breslau_Ben_1_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Breslau
Director of Americas Research

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As you may have heard, JLL recently announced it will be the founding industry partner of the MIT Center for Real Estate’s newly established Real Estate Innovation Lab. Both of our organizations… 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,… Read More

JLL leaders get educated on cutting-edge innovations at MIT

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Breslau_Ben_1_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Breslau
Director of Americas Research

While in town in Boston, JLL’s Americas Executive Committee recently visited one of the world’s foremost institutions for innovation, MIT. The group of roughly 15 was led by JLL Americas CEO Greg O’Brien and included Global President Christian Ulbrich, as well as  several national businesses leaders.  Local Market Director Jim Tierney, and Cambridge real estate expert Joe… Read More