Monthly Archives: November 2014

2014 Data Center Outlook: Does your organization understand its data center needs?

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The time is now to understand your data center needs, find appropriate space, and establish a monitoring and maintenance system.

Over the last five years, global data center needs have grown exponentially. Today, nearly every business of significant size has external data center needs—and all signs show that demand will only continue to increase. In addition, many organizations are experiencing “accidental data centers” – instances where proper planning hasn’t necessarily taken place and… Read More

How going green can boost productivity

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New research finds that green offices make a big difference in employee health, well-being and productivity

The following post was written by Rebecca Taylor and originally appeared as a Featured News Special on JLL’s Commercial Real Estate News Hub.

Next time you look around a mid-afternoon meeting and see nothing but stifled yawns and drooping eyelids, don’t think about replacing the espresso machine—think about going green.

A new report by the World Green Building… Read More

Accidental data centers: is your office spending more on energy than it needs to?

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JLL’s Dana Robbins Schneider explains how forethought and planning can drive significant energy savings for companies.

Dana Robbins Schneider, JLL Senior Vice President

Dana Robbins Schneider, JLL Senior Vice President

JLL Senior Vice President and energy and sustainability expert Dana Robbins Schneider recently addressed the topic of “accidental data centers” as a speaker at VERGE Salon NY: Next-Gen Buildings and Cities.… Read More

Please join us on Wed Dec 3 for the 2014 Law Firm Perspective Briefing

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Hear JLL law firm experts discuss the trends that are impacting the New York market and what it means for your real estate

LawFirm_Flexibility_webJLL’s recently released 2014 U.S. Law Firm Perspective explored the changing landscape for law firms in Manhattan. Now that you’ve had a chance to read it, join JLL’s Law Firm Group leaders in a virtual meeting as they explain the report’s key points… Read More

NYC ranks second in 2014 VC funding

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Chart of the week: November 17, 2014

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  • Through 3Q14, venture capital funding in the NY metro area reached a 10-year high, totaling approximately $3.9 billion in raised capital (compared with $2.0 billion through the same period in 2013)
  • Due to recent surges in funding, the NY metro region now ranks second in venture capital raised; just
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Midtown South Class A vacancy tightens to lowest level since 2007

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Manhattan Office Outlook | November 2014

MMU_Nov2014JLL’s New York Research team has just released its November Manhattan Office Outlook – a monthly wrap-up of leasing activity in Manhattan, including Class A vacancy and asking rates, along with a snapshot of conditions in capital markets.

Report highlights are as follows:

Midtown Manhattan
Midtown asking rents were mostly unchanged in… Read More

JLL’s Global CFO Christie B. Kelly named a “Woman Worth Watching” for 2015

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Diversity Journal awards Christie Kelly for achievements, passion and influence on shaping tomorrow’s leaders

trustedprovider_pingfederatests4_christie_kelly_am_jll_com_LThumbDiversity Journal, one of the leading diversity and inclusion workplace publications targeting senior leadership executives in the business, government, non-profit and higher education sectors, recently named JLL’s Global Chief Financial Officer, Christie B. Kelly to the exclusive list of Women Worth Watching for 2015.

In its 13th year, the Women Worth… Read More

Traditional sectors regain top leasing activity

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Chart of the week: November 10, 2014

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  • Leasing activity in the legal and financial service industries has picked up year-to-date with seven out of the top 10 leases, compared to only three in all of 2013.
  • The TAMI sector continues to grow its share of leasing activity, despite a downtick in the sector’s share of the
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JLL’s Giles Wrench on why the NYC tech industry is like rock n’ roll

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Head of JLL’s International Desk talks to Tech City News about how tech is refining NYC

Wrench_Giles_sq_rgbAn article written by Giles Wrench, the head of JLL’s International Desk and a British expat based in New York, was recently featured by Tech City News in a series exploring New York’s tech ecosystem.

According to Giles, the latest… Read More

Manhattan law firms, while back in the market, are taking less space

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New York Chart of the Week: November 2, 2014

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  • Legal services have accounted for three of the top five leases in Manhattan since June.
  • Through improved space efficiencies and headcount reductions, however, law firms are taking fewer square feet than before
  • The above transactions suggest firms are reducing their foot print approximately 20 to 30 percent

Source: JLL… Read More