Monthly Archives: May 2015

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure

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By: Ari Hoffman, Manager, West, JLL Energy and Sustainability Solutions, San Francisco

In San Francisco, we sit at the nexus of the technological world, but we don’t always make good use of technological tools. Take submetering, for example. Quite simply, submetering is the practice of placing usage measurement meters (for electricity, water, gas, heat, etc.) in tenant spaces and specific equipment to measure consumption at a more granular level than just a public utility meter. Tenants… Read More

How Science Fiction is Shaping Modern-Day Technology and Commercial Real Estate

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By: Christan Basconcillo, Senior Research Analyst

Science fiction has long been a source of inspiration for technology, touching upon our wildest imaginations. From flying cars and artificial intelligence to advanced utopian or dystopian societies, the boundaries for technology in science fiction are limitless. Believe it or not, sci-fi authors have been shaping the future for some time, using their stories as a sort of testing ground to spark the ideas of ambitious inventors looking to… Read More

Office Space: Cool and Creative is Complex and Challenging

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By: Chris Albrow, Vice President, PDS

“Cool” workspaces are a definite trend these days, especially in tech and creative-centric markets like San Francisco. Chris Albrow, Vice President, PDS has headed a number of projects for corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Some projects never deviate from the plan and go smoothly but in the vast majority of situations we find that there are usually elements that must be changed and that requires close management of… Read More