Category Archives: Innovation and technology

Gain “insite” and bring your workplace vision to life

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From Cornelia Szustka
Project Manager, Project & Development Services

The prospect of looking for a new office space can be daunting. Questions can quickly begin to pile up as you ask yourself: How much space do I need? Where should it be located? What should it look like? How do I know if everyone is going to fit? To stand out among competitors, you… Read More

How Boston ranks among world’s leading cities

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Boston has cemented its place as one of the nation’s prime technology hubs, and its status as a global leader in research and technology continues to rise. For the fourth straight year Boston ranks among the top 10 cities globally in JLL’s City Momentum Index, moving up the list and coming in at 5th in the world.

The Index tracks a broad range of factors to identify those cities which possess the… Read More

Where Boston falls in the new typology of World Cities

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In today’s highly connected and globalized world, it no longer makes sense to see all cities as in competition with each other. Cities now share roles and aspirations with other similar cities, and a new grouping of cities has emerged as a result. Our latest JLL Research Report “World Cities: Mapping the Pathways to Success” benchmarks these new types of city groups against their shared strengths and challenges.

Based on the original three… Read More

Partnering with MIT to drive innovations in CRE

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A little over a year ago, we expanded our longtime relationship with the MIT Center for Real Estate and became a founding industry partner of their new Real Estate Innovation Lab. With our shared mission and passion for innovation and real estate, this partnership proved a synergistic opportunity for both our organizations.

“Our partnership with MIT and the learnings that we get from just being in this innovation ecosystem gives us an… Read More

From military base to innovation ecosystem

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From Mike Travaline
Public Institutions Associate

Once upon a time, Fort Devens was a temporary cantonment for training soldiers during World War I and later a U.S. Army Reserve. Today, the area roughly 40 miles Northwest of Boston has become a growing technology and manufacturing hub. Look no further than Quiet Logistics as proof. The company, which occupies over 400,000 square feet in Devens,… Read More

The workplace experience offsets location cost

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In our recent Tech Office Trends report, we explored six of the top trends impacting the real estate decisions of tech companies. One of the more notable trends was the thought of cost being irrelevant in terms of office location.

Even though Boston’s tech fit out cost is eight percent over the U.S. average, the market is still ranked number six for greatest absolute gain in tech employees in 2016. Major companies… 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

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