Monthly Archives: April 2016

JLL Women’s Business Network’s “Evolving Workplace” event recap

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April 28, 2016

By: Brittany Guarna-Martinez, Marketing Coordinator

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Earlier this month, over 40 professional women in real estate came together at the JLL Women’s Business Network’s “Evolving Workplace” event. Hosted at CloudFlare’s brand new office in the SoMa district of San Francisco, the event featured an esteemed panel of guest speakers including Julia Hopkins-Powers of Two Furnish, Amy… Read More

NERDS…in the East Bay?

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

What does Oakland and the East Bay have in common with Nashville, Raleigh Durham, Denver and Salt Lake City?  Well, probably not country music. Or exceptional college basketball (although we do have the best NBA team in the country….Go Warriors!)  The East Bay isn’t anywhere near being exactly one mile above sea-level.  Nor was it founded by Mormon missionaries, although there is a very impressive LDS… Read More

Two ways to participate in Earth Day 2016

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BY: JLL Staff Writer

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Earth Day (April 22) was inspired by the environmental damage created by a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. in January 1969.   Originally conceived in 1970 as a “teach-in on the environment” aimed primarily at college students and numbering 20 million participants in the U.S., Earth Day… Read More

Bay Area jobs growth slowed in March, but still above national average

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

The 215,000 new jobs created nationwide in March show the U.S. experiencing consistent, if slightly slower, employment growth.  In the San Francisco Bay Area, where hiring has been robust in the last few years, job growth also slowed.  The good news is that our market is still adding jobs at a pace ahead of the national average.  In fact, San Francisco was one of the few… Read More

Navigating California’s Green Building Codes | Title 24

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

5570l13_1California is at the forefront of green building and energy efficiency in commercial real estate.  In 2013, California adopted revised building codes designed to achieve zero net energy in all new residential construction by 2020 and in commercial construction by 2030.

Known as Title 24 (formally,… Read More

Trending: Apartment buildings near BART stations could soar in value

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By: Stephen Jackson, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets – Multifamily

Living close to – or within reasonable walking distance – of a BART station has become perhaps the crucial factor for Bay Area residents. More and more Bay Area companies report that employees are citing ease of commute as one of the primary factors when deciding on a job. Can they get to and from work quickly and efficiently on both ends of the… Read More

San Francisco Bay Area Office Market Overview: Q1 2016

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

Despite concerns with global market volatility, Bay Area office markets started 2016 on a solid basis. We’ve included a review of the Q1 highlights for each of the five Bay Area markets below which tracked in our recent Office Outlook report.

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  • Total sublease space on the market in the city approaches levels last seen in
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Play Ball! Bay Area Baseball Season Underway

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By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Major League Baseball’s regular season began this week, and the Bay Area has a lot to look forward to.

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Photo credit: San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

On Monday night, the Oakland A’s had their home opener at Oakland Coliseum and narrowly lost to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.  The San Francisco Giants opened the season on… Read More

Why culture is key to increasing engagement

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research, JLL

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Culture is intangible, hard to measure actively, yet easy to sense when you walk into an office space. Workplaces are rarely neutral when it comes to communicating a buzz of engagement or a sluggish vibe of resignation. Company culture can significantly affect very real business outputs. Companies

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