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Today’s changing dynamics are shaping tomorrow’s life sciences workplace

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Much of the conversation on changing workplace dynamics has focused on office space, but lab space has been equally as impacted. Like many other organizations, life sciences companies are facing stiff competition for top talent and are increasingly in search of ways to differentiate themselves. A premier, future-focused workplace is one way they can achieve that.

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Market momentum at a fever pitch

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From Julia Georgules
New England Research Director

It was an exciting third quarter in the Greater Boston office market with some big surprises and continued enthusiasm for the strength of the local economy. With big relocations like Alexion and PTC making a splash in the Seaport and news of organic expansions from companies like WeWork, Facebook and many others, momentum in most of the… 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

Meet JLL Boston’s newest Research Director Julia Georgules

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Julia Georgules

The weather notwithstanding, Boston and San Francisco have a lot in common. Just ask JLL New England’s new Research Director Julia Georgules, who relocated to the Hub from the nation’s top tech hub a year ago.

“Seeing the rise of San Francisco was similar to where… Read More

A lack of supply paves the way for steadily rising rents in Boston

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While Boston has seen a surge in demand for Class B brick and beam product, there’s still nothing like the prestige of being in a premium office building – even if it comes with a sky-high cost. This year, the average price tag for space across North America’s Skyline buildings is $44.55 per square foot – an all-time high.

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New year, same story: Boston remains the leader in life sciences

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From Don Domoretsky
Executive Vice President, Life Science Practice

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Greater Boston is the #1 life sciences cluster in the United States. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s happened before. In fact, since we began producing our annual life sciences report, no other region has held the top spot, and 2017 has proven no different.

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Rents rise, absorption drops, and other Q1 office trends

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Director

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Q1 office rents continued on an upward trend and demand for space advanced across the market, pointing to another solid year for Greater Boston. On the heels of three consecutive years of… 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

Data center download: An inside look at key trends impacting the Boston market

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Cole_Gabe_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Gabe Cole
Managing Director, Data Centers

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In 2016 the data center market saw big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and the wild card that is strategic cloud adoption. As JLL’s latest Data Center Outlook… Read More

Boston remains among most expensive cities to build as construction growth stabilizes

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According to JLL’s latest Construction Outlook, the US construction market remained stable and growing last quarter, with key indicators such as construction spending, construction backlog and under construction pipeline showing solid progress alongside an expected uptick in costs. Though the rate of growth in the industry is slowing, construction spending continues to hit cyclical highs.

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