JLL recently completed construction for Drybar, a new blow dry salon located at 8 Kingston Street in Downtown Crossing. Drybar is the nation’s premier blow dry bar specializing in just blowouts, no cuts, no color. The 1,955-square-foot Downtown Crossing location is the fourth in Massachusetts and joins approximately seventy other locations nationwide. The JLL team included project executive John Thomas, construction manager Steve Baraldi, and superintendent Steve Pizzuto. Check out some… Read More
JLL Construction recently completed renovations to 225 guest rooms and corridors at the Boston Harbor Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel located at 70 Rowes Wharf.
Construction spanned 136,000-square feet across 8 floors. Guestroom and corridor work included painting and carpeting, wallcoverings and custom millwork. New interior finishes in the bathroom included marble tile, glass shower surrounds, lighting and millwork.
From Larry Carpenter
SVP, JLL Construction
More and more buildings across Greater Boston are receiving LEED certification, the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED buildings can provide a competitive differentiator, attract tenants, increase rental… Read More
From Peter Stankiewicz
Managing Director, Construction
2015 was a banner year for post-recession construction activity, as office space under construction across the US peaked at just under 93 million square feet, and construction employment grew at a faster pace than overall employment. As evidenced in our latest US Construction Perspective, development firms surveyed agree that construction activity will remain stable through early 2016.
The biggest… Read More
We recently released our U.S. Construction Perspective, which includes:
- Which industry had the highest overall construction spend in 2014
- What is driving the cost growth
- Which cities lead in high construction costs
- 2015 key construction markets
- What’s next in construction trends
Click here for the full report.
With regard to the Boston market specifically, the Perspective outlines the following:
From Tom O’Connor
Senior Vice President, Project and Development Services
After the Boston construction industry hit rock bottom in 2010, it slowly recovered over the next two years. Since August 2012, however, construction activity has jumped. Today Boston is experiencing almost the fastest construction employment growth in the country.
While all of… Read More