Category Archives: Work Place Strategy

San Diego Snapshot – September 12, 2017

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Is flexible office the new black?

Downtown holds the greatest share of flexible office space
  • Coworking, Executive suites, and Incubator space operators are increasing their presence in urban markets. Downtown leads San Diego County with 15
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What’s the real cost of building out office space in San Diego?

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You might expect the priciest place to set up shop in a new office would also be the one with the priciest rents. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the cost of converting outdated office space into an engaging workplace. Get a holistic picture of total build-out costs… Read More

Nine Steps to Renew Office Culture with an Office Move

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Building in a hand businessmen

So you’ve made the decision to make an office move. It’s an exciting time, filled with opportunities to reinvent, reset and renew. At the same time, the site selection process can be overwhelming. There are several factors at play, including neighborhood, space size, layout potential, availability of sophisticated technology, proximity… Read More

Unlock Employee and Profit Potential with Individual-Friendly Workspace

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Do you think employee happiness is just a nice to have? Think again. Employees are a company’s most important asset, and happy employees just might mean higher profits. This USA Today article uncovered that publicly traded companies in the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list have gained an average 10.8% a year since 1998. Many of the publicly traded companies named as Best Companies to Work For in 2013… Read More

JLL takes 5th Place for SDBJ’s Healthiest Companies

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Healthiest Companies 2015 Logo_SMOn May 7, 2015, JLL received 5th place, under the Companies Based outside San Diego category, in the SDBJ’s Healthiest Companies Awards. Winners were chosen based on their comprehensive wellness programs. JLL has strategically embraced wellness and prioritized a healthy workforce as integral components of our business plan. As wellness initiatives have become commonplace… Read More

Why Hire a Project Manager?

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It all comes down to expertise, focus and time

There’s no question about it, construction projects are risky, costly and time-consuming. And the more complex a project is, the more potential there is for issues to arise, including scope creep, budget overruns and schedule delays.

Unless, of course, you have a good Project Manager (PM) at the helm.

A good PM will lead and help integrate all elements of a building project—from planning to… Read More

Law firms evolving to new office space strategies — whether they like it or not

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While we haven’t reached a true tipping point, American law firms are finally starting to embrace contemporary workplace strategy. Truth is, they don’t have much choice. Pinched by rising rents and locked in heated wars for young talent, even the whitest of white shoe firms are now eyeing locations and office layouts that senior partners never would have considered just a few years ago.

“Lawyers are a different breed—conservative by nature,” says… Read More

Don’t fall for 2014’s workplace buzzwords

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the perfect workplace, so don’t fall for the fads. How often do you hear companies refer to features of their physical offices as their corporate perks? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to “the perfect workplace,” so don’t fall for the fads that’ll be old news before you can say “collaboration.” corporate-buzzwordsRead More

Millennial Career Myths: What Gen Y Wants in a Career Will Surprise You

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Bess-Wakeman1-WIRE JLL’s Executive Vice President Bess Wakeman recently moderated and spoke at the 4th Annual Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate held on the University of San Diego campus. The conversation focused on the generation that’s newest to the professional world. For the first time in history, four generations are working side by-side in… 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