Monthly Archives: May 2014

If money doesn’t grow on trees, then where is it coming from?

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As a startup, its important to be located near the money, and certain regions offer greater access to venture capitalist firms than others. Access to these firms is essential in the early stages of the companies development. When these companies gain money not only do they grow in revenue but their real estate foot print also increases. Venture capitalists continue to view the technology industry as a good investment for future growth.… Read More

How will the labor shortage in the tech industry impact U.S. real estate?

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Foreign-born STEM graduates from American universities are not guaranteed residency upon graduation and must find jobs with companies that are able to sponsor their employment through H_1B visas or other work permits. American high-tech companies must now face stronger competition for talent because of limited access to this foreign talent pool. View the infographic below to see how a tech companies location is effected by this high demand for… Read More

Channeling Captain Kirk and applying the decision making process

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Last week we listened in to hear the second part of Jay Alexander’s interview with Leadership Insights Radio.  In last weeks segment they talked about how JLL is reinventing the real estate business by implementing a full service approach to better benefit the client.   Listen in this week to hear how Jay has created a framework for his decision making process to support his leadership role.  They also talk about how we are moving from the era of data to the era… Read More

Industry In[sight]er: Energy

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Since 2007 natural gas production in the U.S. has grown due to new technologies. Competition is intensifying among companies impacted by the increase in gas production to secure manufacturing sites with favorable energy costs. Speed to market is critical for oil producers in order for them to execute before their permit expires. Learn more about what this means for real estate in this weeks Industry Iner.

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Getting to know tech start ups through brewery tours

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Recently, JLL’s Damon Melda, was featured in an article in U-T San Diego where he discussed his quarterly Microbrewery Tour that he hosts. A handful of tech startup CEOs, CFOs and some investors are invited to have fun, talk about beer and business. The tour allows him to bring people together with similar interests and gives him the opportunity… Read More

The next generation of commercial real estate brokers discuss market trends

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Tim Olson was recently featured in San Diego Business Journal’s 2014 CRE Top Producers Under 40 Supplement where he was selected to be a part of a roundtable. The individuals were chosen based on successful performance in the marketplace early in their careers. The article offers a unique perspective on real estate from the innovative minds of the next generation of commercial real… Read More

Law firm trends shaping real estate strategies

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The current environment shows a challenging time ahead for the majority of law firms. Falling revenue growth levels among the AmLaw 100 (just 2.8 percent in 2012) make cost-cutting measures a must, but decreasing office space availability, particularly among Trophy and Class A options, is increasing rents across the board.

The video below provides details on law firm trends, forces driving key markets, and what to expect in terms… Read More

JLL takes 4th Place for Healthiest Companies

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4thplaceOn May 7, 2014, JLL received 4th place, under the Companies Based Outside San Diego category, in the San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Companies Issue.  Winners were chosen based on their comprehensive wellness programs.  As wellness initiatives become more mainstream in the workplace, statistics continue  to show that healthy employees are more motivated, more productive and… Read More