Monthly Archives: October 2016

Life Science Sector Thrives In Bay Area

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October 31, 2016

By: Christian Basconcillo, Research Manager, JLL

While the tech sector grabs most of the headlines in the Bay Area these days, there is also a thriving life science economy here.

According to JLL’s 2016 Life Sciences Outlook, robust clusters have been established throughout the Bay Area with South San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the East Bay communities of Berkeley and Emeryville particularly well populated.

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What’s in a Name? 

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October 25, 2016

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

The retail sector in San Francisco seems headed to yet another level.  The availability of retail space in Union Square – San Francisco’s premier shopping district – is at an all time low and rents have been headed northward at a rapid rate over the last three years.  Last week, one of the Square’s longest-running retail tenants announced it would be closing.  As in… Read More

Law Office Space: The Legal Squeeze Continues

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October 19, 2016

By Julia Wilhelm, Executive Vice President, JLL

The legal services industry is fighting rising office costs during this economic cycle by aggressively pursuing efficiency in space utilization, via “rightsizing” the law office. 

The typical U.S. law firm has cut its physical footprint by more than 22 percent in recent years and this trend continues.  According to the just released JLL 2016 U.S. Law Firm Perspective, law firms are looking to reduce target occupancy by… Read More

Be More Productive at Park Tower

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October 12, 2016

By: Wes Powell, International Director

There are countless strategies we, as individuals, can employ for increasing our own personal productivity, from adjusting our own work habits to being better organized in accomplishing tasks and efficiently managing our time.  But, did you know that our workplace environment also has a significant impact on productivity?

Everything from temperature, to airflow to what kind of light we use has an impact on how well we work.Read More

Truth is Beauty: CRE Women Lead Dialogue on Empowerment

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October 6, 2016

By: Natalie Behmlander, Marketing Manager, JLL

This past week saw the long-awaited arrival of the iconic sculpture Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane in the San Leandro. The 55-foot sculpture, initially showcased at Burning Man in the Nevada desert, now stands as the centerpiece on Westlake Urban’s San Leandro Tech Campus, a groundbreaking 750,000 square foot, transit-oriented office development in the heart of San Leandro.

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Bay Area’s Vital Signs Snarled by Traffic

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October 5, 2016

By: Christan Basconcillo & Eduardo Romero, JLL Research

A new report from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) came out this week and it wasn’t pretty reading for Bay Area commuters.

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To few people’s surprise – especially those of us who drove the routes last year — the northbound Peninsula afternoon commute on U.S.… Read More