Tag Archives: technology

Tech set to disrupt the construction industry

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The construction industry continues to tackle the challenges of rising construction materials costs, a skilled labor shortage and overall lack of productivity improvements, offering an expansive opportunity for disruption. Which means there’s a new darling for venture capitalists as they funnel an unprecedented amount of capital into Construction Technology.

A massive amount–$1.05 Billion—that’s the record number venture capitalists invested in global construction technology (ConTech) startups in the first half of 2018. Investment… Read More

What are your real estate resolutions for the New Year?

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Do your new year’s resolutions include saving costs on IT expenses, energizing your employees and giving your workplace a ‘face lift’? If not, they should, because we have 35 strategic yet practical real estate cost-cutting tips to ensure you’ll succeed in 2018. No matter where you are in your commercial real estate journey, you’ll want to keep this information handy to help reduce your spending, grow your revenue and empower your… Read More

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

Cracking the hardest code

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JLL’s technology report “Cracking the hardest code: Where to find tech talent?” is an interesting and thought-provoking piece.  Given the growing concentration of talent in software development and computer programming in tertiary markets like Albany, NY and Columbus, OH (among other surprising locations), will technology companies continue to pay sky-high office rents in Manhattan?

Ponder this: according to JLL Research, TAMI industry office-using employment, largely driven by technology companies, has increased by… 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

Retail Round-Up!

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With ICSC #NYnDM taking over the Javits Center in New York this week, we thought we would do a round-up all things retail news…

Podium on fashion showCHECK OUT: Retail Runway…

JLL’s retail blog takes a look at the retail runway at ICSC New York and highlights the three major themes. What’s the great news for New York City? Urban store presence and Health and… Read More

TAMI tenants lead large lease activity YTD

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New York Chart of the Week: October 6, 2014

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  • TAMI (technology, advertising, media, information) tenants have dominated large lease activity (leases greater than 100,000 square feet) YTD. TAMI accounted for 39.4 percent of all large leases signed compared with 20.7 percent of activity just one year ago.
  • Through Q3 2013, FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) tenants
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FIRE tenants dominate Manhattan market, but smaller in size

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New York City Chart of the Week: August 11, 2014

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    • FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) tenants currently seek smaller footprints relative to other sectors, likely due to fluid leasing activity at the top end of the market. These companies are the most active in the market (26.4 percent of total current demand) as economic conditions
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Are you doing all that you can to improve your customers’ shopping experience?

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When it comes to customer experience, renovation is inevitable

Retailrenovation_blogAs retailers focus on their online and mobile strategies, customers continue to spend 94 percent of their time shopping in store. In addition, customers have broad expectations – they look for the same experience as they shop across channels and want their offline experience to evolve as their shopping behavior changes.

JLL’s Perspectives on Retail Renovation whitepaper outlines three questionsRead More