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A renewed sentiment for the suburbs

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The below article originally appeared in The New England Investor. Click to read the full magazine.

“Looking back just 18 months ago, you would have had to be quite convincing to get investors to even consider the suburbs. That’s really changed in past six to nine months.” So says Matt Sherry, Senior Vice President on the JLL… Read More

Long cycle not late cycle

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Much has been said about the current economic expansion our nation is experiencing. In fact, according to AEW’s Director of Research Michael Acton, who spoke this morning at our Capital Markets breakfast event, this is going to be the nation’s longest expansion once it’s done.

Although economists have been saying for the past four years this cycle would end in two years, it continues to live onAs JLL’s own Capital Markets Managing… Read More

E-commerce: The undeniable x-factor in growth of industrial demand

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

Ask yourself this? Can you identify a month, or even a week, over the last two years when you have not had a package arrive at your doorstep thanks to online shopping? We’re guessing the answer is no for you and for most… Read More

Once considered risky and less appealing, suburban lab is here to stay

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This article originally appeared in The New England Investor.

The harder it is to get something, the more people want it. And that pretty much goes for all facets of life. So, the fact that nearly every life sciences company, both big and small, wants to be in East Cambridge—despite $70.66… 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

Rediscovering the Suburbs: An untapped opportunity

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What do Millennials want? While it might surprise you, according to Ivy Zelman, Chief Executive Officer at Zelman & Associates, they want suburban life. In fact, a recent survey from The Zillow Group on Consumer Housing Trends says, “it’s a common myth that all Millennials are short-term buyers seeking homes in trendy, urban neighborhoods.” The report reveals that, in reality, half of all Millennials live in suburban communities.

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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

Investors “want in” to lab market

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According to the latest JLL Global Capital Flows report, despite a 16% decline in overall US volumes over the past year, gateway and larger second tier cities like Boston are continuing to see investment demand in line with last year. In fact, the city ranked as the 10th most traded in the world in the first half of the year with $4.6 billion in total volume, and is home to lab… Read More

Target Boston: City remains a top destination for international capital

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Petz_Frank_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Frank Petz
Managing Director, Capital Markets

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Boston unquestionably remains among the world’s top investment targets, driven largely by cross-border capital. In fact, foreign ownership in Class A properties in Boston’s CBD has risen dramatically in the last ten years,… Read More

Bigger, better, stronger: JLL’s Capital Markets team builds momentum

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2015 was a memorable year for the JLL Capital Markets team. The group grew its market share significantly as investors recognized the value in a team that was built to provide full service capital markets expertise across the areas of office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hotel, and land sales as well as debt financing and equity placement.

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In fact, JLL was recently ranked #1… Read More