Category Archives: Innovation and technology

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

Lumenpulse lights up Ten PO with new Global Technology Center

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Decembrele_Chris_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Chris Decembrele
Senior Vice President, Brokerage

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Like so many growing tech companies, when it came time for Lumenpulse to look for more office space, finding something with an open concept to showcase their products was a top priority.… Read More

WiredScore brings connectivity, an undervalued variable, to the forefront for tenants

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Mahoney_Rob_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Rob Mahoney
Assistant Vice President, MetroWest Leasing

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Have you heard of WiredScore yet? If the answer’s no, you’re not alone. The service is quickly catching on here in the Greater Boston area and across the US. In fact, commercial… Read More

Fort Point has become a melting pot of creative ideas and innovation for companies both large and small

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Leasing

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“We loved being on the water overlooking Boston. We loved the warehouses and the industrial feel of it.” That’s what one GE executive said about Fort Point, soon-to-be the site of… Read More