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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

Will there be another condo boom?

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From Michael Coyne
SVP, Multi-family Capital Markets

The condominium market is heating up again. JLL multifamily expert Mike Coyne, a panelist at NAIOP’s recent program on the condominium capital markets, presented the opportunity and financial trends that will impact our next wave of construction.

“Boston has the highest percentage of young professionals in the country,” Mike said. “Approximately 35% of the population is between… Read More

Healthy momentum drives Q2 rents

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

Boston has enjoyed a solid and steady recovery since 2012 and the healthy momentum continues. In fact, we are adding jobs at the fastest pace since 2000. Since 1980, Boston has created an average of 1,600 jobs per month, and the region is now trending well above this long-run average. 

The dynamic growth sectors of technology and biomedical research… Read More

Save energy by sharing

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

Want to reduce energy consumption in the workplace? Start by sharing information. It’s efficient, inexpensive, and it works.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) claims that up to 12% of energy savings can be achieved by way of real time energy feedback devices that tell people how much energy is being consumed.

Even when there is no… Read More

JLL’s National Skyline goes digital

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strope_blogFrom Lisa Strope
New England Research Manager

JLL’s annual Skyline Review is back. And this year we are excited to announce that our National Skyline is now digital — which means access to market information just got easier for our clients.

Each year, JLL’s research team analyzes the top North American skylines and gives investors and tenants alike a personal, up-close, look at some of… Read More

Get yourself out of hot water

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

About 5% of the energy used in buildings is for heating water.

If we are going to focus on water conservation, let’s start there. You’re killing two birds with one stone. Saving water and saving energy at the same time.

Water-saving solutions don’t need to be expensive. Fix dripping faucets with washers that cost cents not dollars. A faucet that… Read More

Green and productive space pays out

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BestBobFrom Bob Best
Executive Vice President

What happens when we set out to make a building greener and more productive at the same time. Something amazing.

The Federal Building in San Diego decided to make a number of changes with impressive results.

First, they changed their fluorescent lighting from T12s with flickering magnetic ballasts to more energy-efficiency T8s with electronic ballasts.

Second, the brought in more daylight… Read More

TAMI tenants redefine Downtown

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From Thearin Than
Senior Research Analyst

Formerly known as the hub of financial and professional business services, the Financial District continues to attract large technology, advertising, media and information companies (TAMI) to prominent Class A buildings.

The Financial District not only provides access to all major transportation hubs, but also enjoys growing numbers of retail amenities and residential buildings. It has gradually transformed  itself… Read More

Another strong year for global real estate

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From Colin Dyer
President and CEO

 

 

Strong momentum in the world’s major commercial real estate markets points to another good year ahead for the industry. The title of JLL’s current edition of the Global Market Perspective says it all: “Global real estate forges ahead.”

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Markets around… Read More

Boston bubbles to the top

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Mabardi_Lori_Casual_blogFrom Lori Mabardi
Strategic Research

2014 will be remembered as the year that Boston solidified its place on the global scene. It was also the year that foreign investors took notice, as we enjoyed double digit rent growth and a revival in all corners of our market. And now that we are entering 2015, the momentum is not stopping. 2015 is the year when Boston became a… Read More