Category Archives: Workplace Strategy

Doing WELL at our Downtown Office

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Our downtown office at 28 Liberty Street has been awarded WELL Certification at the Silver level by the International WELL Building Institute, the premier building standard to focus on people’s health and well-being through the built environment.

Think of WELL as a nutrition label for your office, providing transparency on the quality of your built environment. It’s a performance-based system and the certification required mindfulness from the space’s conception to its day-to-day operations. Our offices… Read More

JLL promotes the workplace of the future

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TAMI tenants may prefer to hold a lunch meeting in Bryant Park with a Halal falafel and a $3 bottled water, but they demand first-class lobby concierge, wellness, gourmet food and more in the office. And it’s paying off. Large user tenants recently signed leases on New York’s West Side for >$100 per square foot that may include outdoor space, bike storage, fitness centers and pet-friendly facilities to help their organizations foster interaction, increase… 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

TrendSpotting: Co-working in the Corporate Environment – Part II

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As discussed in Part I, co-working is a positive trend in real estate that is taking over our offices and the headlines in industry news. Co-working models are becoming specialized by industry and are beginning to morph and blend in different ways, leading to even more iterations and opportunities for change. Organizations within the same industry, or who share similar business lines or services are exploring corporate co-working models, and discovering opportunities for mutual… Read More

“We” vs. “Me”: Does your workplace interfere with working?

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JLL’s Bernice Boucher writes about the importance of creating “focus friendly” spaces in Work Design Magazine

Boucher, Bernice_sq_rgbIn a recent article written for Work Design Magazine, JLL’s Head of Workplace Strategy in the Americas, Bernice Boucher, posed this question regarding open office design:

“Are office layouts nailing the “open” part of the concept, but sabotaging employees’ ability to focus?”

In further exploring the holy grail of workplace productivity, Bernice… Read More

High-tech Office Outlook 2014 | Market dynamics driving growth

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Market dynamics driving growth and opportunity for high-tech across the United States

????????????????????????????????????????????????????JLL’s 2014 High-tech Office Outlook provides detailed insights into how the high-tech industry is transforming the office market and what it means for real estate.

Highlights include:

  • The high-tech industry has had a profound impact on the office market shaping location and workplace strategies and enabling further growth.
  • When considering
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Quiet! Please!

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Quiet worker_200pxThe below post originally appeared on JLL’s Green Blog, on August 20, 2014, and was authored by Bob Best, Energy and Sustainability Services.

Why aren’t open offices as productive as they could be?

The main culprit is noise.

Great article by Maria Konnikova in The New Yorker (1/7/14)

“In laboratory settings, noise has been repeatedly tied to reduced cognitive performance. The psychologist Nick Perham,

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Workplace Strategy: What constitutes value for your business?

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It’s time to focus your workplace productivity strategy where it matters most.

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Increasingly, companies are turning to the workplace to find the key to improving employee and business productivity, with many firms investing heavily in strategies designed to better support the work their people do. However, what many companies are failing to consider is whether the work being done actually creates the… Read More

JLL’s Bernice Boucher on GlobeSt.com: 14 ways the workplace is evolving

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Boucher, Bernice_sq_rgbThe lead of JLL’s Workplace Strategy Practice in the Americas, Bernice Boucher, recently authored an article for GlobeSt.com detailing the 14 workplace trends that she sees to be reshaping corporate cultures in 2014 and beyond.

 

Says Bernice:

“The workplace is shifting from an ownership model to a membership model, with employers today creating inclusive cultures that drive cross-functional collaboration. These 14 trends are not only affecting workplace culture, they

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Five ways law firms can reduce CRE costs & increase employee productivity

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For law firms, cutting-edge design is all about flexibility.

JLL’s new paper, “Perspectives on Law Firms,” explores the notion of flexibility – what it looks like for law firms and how it can be utilized to make spaces more productive. In fact, JLL notes that firms that adopt the latest available technology and modernized workplace strategy have the potential to recapture underutilized space and even shrink occupancy by more than 15%.

In “Perspectives on Law Firms,” JLL… Read More