Category Archives: Project & Development Services

Workplace continues to evolve in Boston

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From Tom O’Connor
Senior Vice President, Project & Development Services

Backed by a stable economy and strong access to talent, Boston’s presence on the global stage doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. As office demand remains strong in the market, workplace trends are reflecting the changing perception of what an office should look like. With 2.32 m.s.f. of new office space under… Read More

What a Boston office fit out will cost you

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From Mason Mularoni
Research Manager

We believe real estate provides organizations the potential to achieve their ambitions, with a successfully delivered office fit out a key vehicle for this real estate success. As the final step in the new office journey, an office fit out includes the design, construction and furnishing of a physical workplace. These fit outs can range in scope based on… Read More

Gallery: Check out UTRC’s recently completed $60M Hartford project

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Our Project & Development Services team recently completed a $60 million redevelopment and expansion for United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) Headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut. JLL’s David Brunelle, Michael Connelly and Dee Brooks led the development efforts on the project over the last three years.

The new “innovation hub” at UTRC’s East Hartford Campus includes 185,000 square feet of new and renovated space, including a new 50,000 square foot laboratory addition, 75,000… Read More

Is rent driving your real estate decisions? It shouldn’t be

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What if we told you that a cheaper office rent on paper could actually be costing you more due to the impact that space could have on employee engagement and wellbeing? If that sounds a bit confusing, we understand, but hear us out.

At last check, rents across Greater Boston were on average $34.90 per square foot, which puts the region at 12th in the country. So that means that it would… Read More

Top 3 reasons to hire a project manager for your next office move or renovation

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O'Connor_Tom_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Tom O’Connor
Senior Vice President, PDS

Moving into a new office space, building a whole new building, or renovating your existing space is exciting and rewarding, but it’s also often expensive and time consuming. Without help, you can find yourself spending most of your time sitting in conference rooms, scheduling meetings on top of more meetings, and struggling to keep up with your… Read More

JLL completes $18M YMCA renovation

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JLL’s PDS team recently completed a two-phase, $18M project at the Parkway Community YMCA (formerly the West Roxbury YMCA). The project included the demolition of 16,000 square feet from an existing building, and the construction of a 24,000 square foot addition. The scope featured a renovated gymnasium, a new state-of-the-art fitness center, lobby, two new wellness studios and an extended parking area.

The renovations allowed for new initiatives including a teen fitness… Read More

An inside look at why revitalizing your workplace can help your business thrive

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Workplace strategy is a hot topic of late, as well it should be. Office culture has changed radically in recent years, the impact of which can not be understated. As one recent JLL report revealed, engaged employees can improve a company’s bottom line through increased customer satisfaction and enhanced productivity. In fact, one workplace study shows that more than 70% of workers would settle for slightly less pay but a better… Read More

JLL leads project management for Kensington Capital Holdings’ award-winning space

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2016-0114-IIDANE-Awards-Email-HeaderVisnick & Caulfield recently took home the Best Office Design under 10,000 square feet at the IIDA New England Design Awards for their work on Kensington Capital Holdings’ Boston offices.

The JLL PDS team, led by Patrick Triggs, managed the project from KCH’s vision of their new space into design and through construction. The high finish level space was designed in nine weeks and constructed… Read More

Carbonite’s new HQ feels like home

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O'Connor_Tom_Color_Casual_smallWe sat down with Tom O’Connor, Senior Vice President of our Project and Development Services (PDS) group, to discuss the innovative design of Carbonite’s new headquarters offices at Lafayette City Center Boston.

Q: Please describe the space for us. They wanted it to be comfortable, like working out of a very cool living room as startups often do. The idea was to design the… Read More