Monthly Archives: April 2015

Earth Day may be over, but green projects are year round.

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Which states are the “greenest?”

   

They are all over the map.

  • Illinois leads the pack, with 3.31 s.f. of LEED space per capita certified in 2014.
  • California lands in 7th place with approximately 2 s.f. of LEED space in 2014.
  • New York had the most projects certified of the top ten: 250, with 1.74 .
Source: JLL Research, U.S. Green Building Council

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​Water, water everywhere—but not a drop…to use

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Dry river bed in California (image)

By National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) , via Wikimedia Commons


Every year we celebrate Earth Day as our annual reminder to support environmental stewardship and combat the devastating effects of climate change. Beyond Earth Day 2015, none of these effects will be more topical than the California water crisis.

Another warm, dry winter left… Read More

Ballpark Village Hits a Home Run into San Diego’s Skyline

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Ballpark Village tower rendering
A constrained pipeline paired with strong job growth has investors confident in San Diego’s multifamily prospects. On behalf of JMI and Lennar, JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced Greystar has purchased Ballpark Village Parcel C2, a development site that is part of a larger master-planned development located in downtown San Diego. The… Read More

​Is your capital planning process constraining growth for your company?

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JLL found that some of the world’s best companies:

  • Miss capital plan targets for office real estate by $12.2 billion every year, a monstrous-sized figure.
  • 72% of that money is underspent, which, if not managed carefully, constricts money from being directed into new growth areas for your company.

JLL helps clients manage office capital spend to +/- 2% from implementing a strategic capital planning process, effective management of the plan and delivering great project execution. JLL’s latest research… Read More

[SPECIAL REPORT]: What does California’s water crisis mean for CRE owners?

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​JLL’s report, “California’s water crisis and what it means for CRE owners,” will answer your concerns about the sustained drought conditions in California. The report reviews the regulations that were put into place on March 27, 2015 and the possible implications as well as solutions for commercial real estate owners.​

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Click here to download the full report.

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Crowdfunding campaigns have changed lives. Can they change business?

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When the story of James Robertson, the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to his factory job every day, made national headlines, America’s heartstrings unraveled. The result was a record-breaking fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com, pulling down nearly $350,000 in donations that bought Robertson a new car and set him up with an apartment in a safer part of town.

As seen in the Motor City,… Read More

Banks have successfully trimmed expenses to improve profitability. However, headwinds to revenue growth persist.

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In JLL’s newly released Banking and Financial Services Outlook Report and SlideShare presentation, you’ll find a market-by-market analysis of the industry along with insights (and info-graphics) into the national trends.

The banking and financial services sector in San Diego continues to face some challenges, attributed to new regulations, lower disposable income and uncertainty in the U.S. economy. Thanks to these issues, local financial employment has remained flat over the past 12 months, while all other employment… Read More

Repetition Is Good When It Comes To Ethics

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By: Anne Browning, Marketing Director, JLL

For the eigth-straight year, JLL has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This award is particularly meaningful to me for two reasons:

1. What Future Employees Think

When I was interviewing with JLL over three years ago, I combed the corporate website for facts, figures and information to determine if there was a fit with my career aspirations and desired corporate culture. There, I discovered… Read More

California ranked #1 in United States for manufacturing output

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California’s prominence as a global hub for manufacturing is often underestimated. Yet, with seven well-defined geographic clusters specializing in all areas of manufacturing output, keeping a watchful eye on the golden state may offer some insight as to where the industry is headed next. What you find in this report may surprise you.

San Diego Life Sciences: A Perspective from the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industry

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The San Diego chapter of ISPE recently held a meeting on the subject of “San Diego Life Sciences: Who’s Coming and Going: A Perspective from the Lease, Landlord and Construction Industry.” This has been a hot subject this year with numerous life science companies being purchased and several new companies moving into the area. Availability in premium lab and office space is dwindling as life science real estate developers work hard to develop more space.

Kathy McGee… Read More