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How to find balance between work and play

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In recent years companies have been trying to inject more of the fun factor into the workplace: Slides instead of stairs, swings to help creative ideas “flow,” and game rooms packed with lunchtime entertainment options.

What began as a tech industry trend has gone mainstream. More companies are creating playful space to help people unwind, engage and think outside the box. While modern office design and perks may provide a unique conversation… Read More

Employment Update: July 2016 from New York Research

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The JLL New York Research Team has released their latest report, the New York Employment Update, which is a monthly review and analysis of the local economy and the overall employment situation and dynamics.

Some highlights of the report include an employment pickup that occurred in June, piloted by an 8,000 job-expansion month-over-month. Total employment remains elevated by 1.9 percent year-over-year.

So what does this mean for commercial real estate in the Big… 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… 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… Read More

Connecting #NYCTech to Work Spaces in New York City

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JLL’s the square:TECH a new microsite designed to connect tech companies with workspaces in New York City

New York City has the fastest growing tech community in the United States. New York’s “Silicon Alley,” the aptly named, ever-expanding tech community, is… Read More

U.S. office sector posts lowest vacancy rate of the recovery

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JLL has released its Q3 2014 United States Office Outlook

Q3USreport_blogOverall, the outlook for the U.S. economy is positive, with businesses continuing to invest more in people and products. Economic momentum is picking up, and tenants are continuing to expand.

On the investment sales side, activity is up 38 percent year-to-date, and investment profiles diversified. Most of the large deal flow was heavily concentrated in… Read More

Is the Penn Plaza/Garment submarket becoming the new TAMI frontier?

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New York Chart of the Week: August 25, 2014

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  • The TAMI (tech, advertising, media, and information) sector has increasingly migrated to the Penn Plaza/Garment District—the sector’s office footprint in the submarket has grown to 21 percent from 14 percent in 2012.
  • Though the TAMI sector occupies 46 percent of the neighboring Chelsea submarket, the sector’s Penn
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New video available: Top tech influencers

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The fight for talent. The race toward growth. The need for funding. The speed of innovation.

These trends are top influencers in the tech industry and also have major impacts for your real estate strategy.

Check out JLL’s video for the latest insights on:

• The tech labor shortage and talent gap
• Venture capital investment trends
• IPO and M&A activity
• Innovation and patent generation

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Manhattan Monthly Update | June 2014

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JLL recently released its Manhattan Monthly Update, a monthly wrap up of leasing activity in Manhattan, along with Class A vacancy and asking rates. A submarket summary is as follows:

Midtown Manhattan
Strong leasing led to positive absorption and lower vacancy in Midtown in May, though the average asking rent slipped due to the introduction of… Read More