Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ability to implement office design critical – on par with price and location

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June 29, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Office design that appeals to an employee’s non-work self, has open and flexible workspace options, and uses natural materials is important for companies in San Francisco to consider. The ability to implement these current trends is as critical, if not equal to, price and location. The Skyline report examines local insights on office supply, demand, leverage and investment.

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The Sharing Society

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June 27, 2016

By: Julia Georgules, Director of Research, Office & Phil Ryan, Senior Research Analyst

We’re witnessing a significant shift in the way people work and where they get work done today.  The rise of entrepreneurialism and a growing contingent workforce is leading small businesses and freelancers to turn to shared workspaces as an alternative to the traditional office – and its accompanying lease.

Yes, freelancers aren’t just writers, they are business consultants, graphic designers,… Read More

The rise of the vertical campus

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June 21, 2016

By: Kate Riehle, Marketing Associate, JLL

San Francisco’s skyline is in an active period of redefinition with several developments and redevelopments under construction, bringing to market a new generation of office space. There’s no arguing that millennials entering the workforce have had a significant impact on the way companies operate and use space. Having grown up with on-demand technology, this generation brings with it a new pool of talent and… Read More

Cool Places to Take Your Client in Silicon Valley

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June 20, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

On the lookout for somewhere new or different to take an out-of-town client for a formal or informal meeting in Silicon Valley?  Here are a few suggestions, moving up the Valley from San Jose:

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Original Joe’s, San Jose

Informal.  Downtown San Jose has changed considerably over the last 60 years… Read More

Let’s Go Shopping – Father’s Day

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June 16, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

With Father’s Day just days away, we know that sometimes Dad needs a little help upgrading his look and achieving that #DadBod. Join the #LetsGoShopping campaign and see how you can help dad find what he’s looking for this Father’s Day.

While online shopping has gained popularity over the years, close to 94% of people still shop in brick and mortar retail stores. To… Read More

We are Technology

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June 13, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

In a recent interview, JLL Northwest market director Elizabeth Hearle pointed to the pace of technological change as one of the biggest challenges facing the commercial real estate sector. She’s clearly not alone in that view.  Even outside the world of real estate, there is much to suggest that adoption of technology is speeding up.

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San Francisco Office Market Costs in Two PowerPoint Slides

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June 8, 2016

By: Todd C. Burns, President, Project and Development Services

Earlier this month, JLL released its updated report on construction costs and trends in the U.S.  Not surprisingly, costs to build office space in San Francisco are still rising and are now on a par with Boston and Chicago, though still trail New York City.

However, as the slides below show, San Francisco landlords are able to ask for rents now on a par… Read More

Communicating with brand values and culture

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June 6, 2016

By: Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting

The work environment’s configuration and expression are becoming critically important in communicating messages about a company’s culture and brand. More than driving internal engagement about the significance of the company’s work, cultivating a strong culture communicates to clients and investors the organization’s values and behaviors to set one apart from the competition.

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Large Block Office Demand Gap Narrowing in San Francisco

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June 2, 2016

By: Jack Nelson, Research Analyst

Appetite for San Francisco office space remains strong. According to our data, there were six large-block lease deals through the first four months of 2016. In April, the market saw three leases greater than 100,000 square feet including Lyft, Stripe, and Fitbit. These were deals that removed a significant amount of sublease space from the market at the time.

There are 14 large contiguous blocks of… Read More