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JLL’s New York Anthem film premieres at the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival

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Summer in New York City is in full swing and the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival is off to a successful start! The trailer of the JLL NYC anthem brand film officially premiered on Monday, June 19th before the start of the first film, King Kong, and will continue to run every Monday through August 21st before each feature presentation.

Our brand film strives to drill down to the heart of what real estate is… Read More

1 week countdown: JLL anthem film at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

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The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival kicks off in less than one week! From June 19 to August 21, the lawn at Bryant Park turns into Manhattan’s own outdoor movie theater as throngs of people invade its green grass each Monday evening at 5pm, as screenings begin at sunset. Ten classic movies will grace the outdoor big screen in 2017, with titles ranging from King Kong to Dirty Dancing.

This year, before each feature presentation,… Read More

JLL a Top Attractor according to LinkedIn

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JLL is proud to be included on LinkedIn’s Top Attractor’s list of 40 companies that, according to LinkedIn data and analysis, are the best at attracting and keeping top talent.

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It is the first ranking of its kind based entirely on user activity such as job applications, career website engagement and employee retention. JLL is the only real estate company on the list.

“We are committed to a culture of excellence, ethics… Read More

Technology Firms Wired Over JLL TechSpec

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JLL’s new unique platform, TechSpec, gives technology companies an advantage when it comes to finding and securing the perfect space for growing their business.

Finding an office space that fits a companys’ needs can be a struggle, but it doesn’t need to be thanks to JLL’s new website TechSpec. TechSpec is a revolutionary site that technology companies can visit for help finding the best office space to grow their business. TechSpec offers tech companies a… Read More

The 2015 JLL Skyline Report is now Online!

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JLL’s Skyline Report is now available digitally!  The interactive website provides clients and prospects with market intelligence and insights on leading office buildings across the United States and Canada.

Visitors to the Skyline website can:

  • Discover the five themes shaping the Skyline today and in the future
  • Visualize key market metrics in 47 cities across the U.S. and Canada
  • Analyze more than a dozen data points on 1,000+ Trophy and Class A office buildings
  • Obtain a floor-by-floor leasing perspective
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JLL Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s 2015 Most Admired Companies List

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JLL ranks highest in real estate industry for global competitiveness and people management

JLL has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2015 Most Admired Companies list. FORTUNE and global management consulting firm Hay Group survey top executives, directors and financial analysts each year to compile the list of companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within and across industries.

“Being named a FORTUNE Most Admired Company honors the talent and commitment of our colleagues around the world,” said

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Betting on the boroughs

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The Bronx: New York’s hippest office market

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

Just over a month ago in New York, a former industrial warehouse turned loft-like office space with 93 percent occupancy sold for $114 million. See if you can guess where the building is located:

  1. Soho
  2. Tribeca
  3. Brooklyn
  4. The Bronx

If you guessed 4) you got lucky, were involved in the transaction or are keenly aware of New York’s hippest new office market. The sale of the landmarked BankNote building, at 890 Garrison Avenue in the Bronx’s Hunts Point neighborhood, is perhaps the most eye-catching deal in a borough that’s rife with redevelopment.

According to The Real Deal, Bronx saw $1.3 billion in real-estate deals in 2013 and another $895 million invested in real estate and development, an increase of nearly 33 percent since 2010.

Similar to the fashionable locations in Brooklyn and Queens, much of the capital in The Bronx went to convert the industrial properties that dominate the landscape into residential, retail and office space that investors are betting will yield superior returns to traditional investment submarkets in New York City.

Yields in the Bronx and other boroughs are in the five to six percent range — as much as 100 basis points over typical Manhattan returns.

“Manhattan will always be in the conversation about top real estate markets, but investors are a bit frustrated with the growing global demand relative to opportunities in Manhattan,” says JLL Vice Chairman Scott Latham.

“Investors are expanding their reach to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, seeking growth corridors at a more attractive basis.”

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Sustainability: Turning big ideas into reality

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JLL’s Dana Schneider to speak at BuildingEnergy NYC

Dana Schneider, JLL Senior Vice President

Dana Schneider, JLL senior vice president

How do leaders in the sustainability field bring big ideas to reality? Join JLL senior vice president and energy and sustainability expert Dana Schneider at BuildingEnergy NYC, on Thursday October 16 to find out.

Speaking on a panel dedicated to the topic, Dana will join… Read More

JLL Tapped as Exclusive Leasing Agent for 129 Fifth Avenue

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Premiere Flatiron retail space hits market | JLL to lease two-level, 8,987-SF retail cooperative in historic district

Fifth_AveMadison Capital recently selected JLL as exclusive leasing agent for the retail property at 129 Fifth Avenue. The firm will provide a full range of property marketing and transactional services for the 8,987-square-foot retail cooperative, currently occupied by Armani Exchange.

The JLL team handling the agency leasing assignment includes Amy Zhen, senior… Read More

JLL completes 57,018-SF lease for AKF Group at One Liberty Plaza in New York

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Engineering firm signs 15-year lease to occupy entire 22nd floor, portion of 23rd floor at Class A, 2.3 MSF commercial office building

JLL recently completed a new, direct lease for AKF Group LLC at One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The engineering firm signed a 15-year lease for 57,018 square feet at the Class A, 2.3 million-square-foot commercial office building owned by Brookfield.

The tenant was represented by Paul Mas and Michael Shenot, managing directors; Ruby Hwang, senior vice president; and Roxanne Tehranian, associate, all with JLL.

Brookfield was represented in-house by Jeremiah Larkin, senior vice president and director of leasing, and Duncan McCuaig, vice presidents of leasing, along with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank team of David Falk, principal and president of the New York tri-state region; Peter Shimkin, executive managing director; Hal Stein, managing principal; and Nick Berger, managing director.

“AKF Group is relocating its entire New York operations from the Times Square district to Lower Manhattan,” said Shenot.

“Lower Manhattan continues to attract a diverse range of tenants from outside of the traditional financial services sector. We’ve seen similar commitments this year from media firms, technology groups and across all business service sectors.”

AKF Group inked the 15-year lease and will occupy the entire 44,378-square-foot 22nd floor and a portion of the 23rd floor at One Liberty Plaza, located directly across from the World Trade Center between Liberty and Cortlandt streets in Lower Manhattan. The engineering firm is consolidating its presence Downtown from locations at 1501 Broadway and 330 West 42nd Street in Midtown.… Read More