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What’s ahead in 2018?

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According to JLL’s own Chief Economist Ryan Severino, who spoke last week at our 2018 forecasting event, the U.S. is currently experiencing a “goldilocks economy,” one that is “not too hot and not too cold.”

In Boston though, we might arguably be a little further on the “hot” end of the spectrum. As JLL New England Research Director Julia Georgules described, Boston’s resilient economy is stronger than ever. Since 1990, employment has… Read More

A crowded market and new competition creating challenges for law firms

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From Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Brokerage

With the market favoring landlords now and into the future, law firms across Greater Boston are being faced with new challenges relative to their office space that will take both creative and strategic solutions to solve.

Over the next several years, an unusually large number of firms will be entering the market looking for new space. With… Read More

A best place to work yet again!

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BO_2017_BPTW_sq_200x200At JLL New England, we achieve ambitions – for our clients, our people, and our communities. That’s our promise, built on our strengths and ambitions. We recognize that our business is built on people and we’re committed to helping each and every one of our employees achieve their own ambitions. Our brand values of teamwork, ethics,… 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

Law firms aggressively rightsizing in Boston and across the US

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Leasing

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Law firms here in Boston and across the country are aggressively rightsizing as they look for opportunities to realize significant cost savings. In fact, according to JLL’s recently released Law Firm… 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

Big Brothers, Big Night, Big Impact

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Leasing

I was introduced to Big Brothers Big Sisters through a family friend after college. If you aren’t familiar with it, the program makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers, also known as “Bigs,” and children, known as “Littles.” It was a good time in my life for me to become involved and I’m so thankful I… Read More

Office space constraints mean law firms need to prepare for the future

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

JLL’s 2015 Law Firm Perspective has been released, and it reveals that competition for commercial office space in Boston’s legal sector is intensifying, with vacancy in the highly sought after Financial District its lowest since 2009.

This is forcing law firms to look elsewhere, namely the Seaport and the Back Bay. 888 Boylston Street is expected to deliver… Read More

High-rise rent in Boston’s Skyline hits a 5-year high

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_Low Rez squareBy: Ben Heller, Managing Director – Boston Brokerage

Boston has enjoyed a solid and steady recovery in this economic cycle and has been in expansionary mode for over two years. This cycle has been different in terms of its effects on office space in the CBD than the previous ones, however. And the JLL Spring Skyline highlights that we are entering yet another stage of health.

Between… Read More

Video: Developments propelling Boston towards 2030

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Real estate developer RelatedBeal is currently working on major projects in downtown Boston: Lovejoy Wharf, a mixed-use project near North Station, and Congress Square, four separate buildings formerly occupied by Fidelity which will provide office, retail and residential space. These significant downtown projects are part of the Boston 2030 plan, which involves major transportation and housing projects helping Boston improve infrastructure responsibly to accommodate for anticipated growth by 2030.

Congress Square, a featured project in this segment of Chronicle,… Read More