from Geoff Homer Research Analyst Jones Lang LaSalle The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development just released employment statistics for the Greater Boston metro area. The data revealed encouraging information and highlighted some interesting trends. The unemployment rate for the Boston MSA was a non-seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent in March, the lowest rate [...]
from Tim Martin Property Manager Jones Lang LaSalle In what will likely become a precedent setting legal decision, the state of Vermont is challenging the permitting process of Entergy’s nuclear power plant. This is in hopes of closing the plant. Here is the Boston Globe story. We face challenging decisions as our demand for [...]
from Brian Morrissey Vice President Jones Lang LaSalle One of the things we do on the tenant side of the business is help our clients interview architects and engineers for projects. It’s not the most exciting way to spend a morning or afternoon, but it’s nice to be on the other side of a sales [...]
from Matt Giffune Assistant Vice President Jones Lang LaSalle Perhaps the most fundamental interaction in the industry is between the tenant and landlord. There are, however, usually intermediaries (brokers) that facilitate the consummation of the relationship. Thus it gets a little complicated. Resources such as LoopNet and ROFO that aggregate property listings and make them [...]
from Matt Giffune Assistant Vice President Jones Lang LaSalle I spent a lot of time this week thinking about how social media is changing the stodgy commercial real estate industry. I don’t know if I have all the answers, but I have framed my thoughts in the context of the barriers that exist when trying [...]
Recently, 99 High was used as a location for a Science Channel documentary “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” We think the world of 99 High, a recent BOMA Award winner, but never imagined it as a model for the multi-dimensional universe. Fortunately the show’s producers put two and two together and came up with [...]
A “Greater Boston” segment highlighting the recently opened Liberty Wharf, was followed up by a discussion with area stakeholders sharing viewpoints on the District’s new energy. View video
Our energy management programs have earned us the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for the third time. The EPA offers strategies everyone can follow toward reducing energy. Read the release.
BRA Director Palmieri did an admirable job through difficult times. His successor will be charged with a daunting task: taking the city to the next level in a timely fashion. Read more in Banker & Tradesman.
from Matt Giffune Assistant Vice President Jones Lang LaSalle I have always done my best thinking while enjoying the solitude and rush of distance running. As I labored through my final long training run of 21 miles leading up to the Boston Marathon, I pondered several concepts that are game changers for me. Here’s one. [...]