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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

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

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

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

A growing list of companies now call Fort Point home

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The rise of Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood has been years in the making, but with the recent addition of GE, the area has become a go-to destination for companies of all types and sizes. Just a few blocks away from the future site of GE’s headquarters is 9 Channel Center, an historic brick and beam building that recently underwent a large scale renovation by owner Berkeley Investments.

Corderman & Company, a Boston-based… Read More

Must see: Joe Flaherty as the Cannoli King!

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You may know Joe Flaherty as this year’s CBA Broker of the Year, but did you also know he moonlights as the Cannoli King? Well, for one day at least. Joe and Ben Coffin, aka the “Not So Mini Cannoli” recently stopped by the newly opened Mike’s Pastry at Assembly Row to make some of their world-famous cannolis.

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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

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

The District Burlington: A whole new experience

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The District Burlington’s new Experience Center, recently unveiled at an open house event for the local brokerage community, is a different kind of marketing center unlike anything in the area. Expressing the innovative qualities and new additions to this vibrant mixed-use development, the Experience Center also represents the latest in the myriad of workplace amenities and emphasizes the fact that space and context really matter to today’s creative tech companies. Themes… Read More