Monthly Archives: December 2016

Girls on the Run 5K

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December 21, 2016

By: Kristina Wollan, Senior Vice President, JLL

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” JLL’s Women’s Business Network in the San Francisco Bay Area, together with the JLL Health Champions of Northern California, recently partnered with Girls on the Run to support young women… Read More

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Northern California Construction Costs Continue to Rise

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December 12, 2016

By: Danielle Friend, Vice President, JLL

Northern California isn’t getting any cheaper when it comes to construction costs.

Bay Area construction costs trail only New York

Not surprisingly perhaps — since they were also #2 and #3 respectively among the most expensive markets in which to build last quarter — San Francisco, and San Jose trail only lofty New York City in JLL’s 2016 Q3 U.S. Construction Outlook.

Window Shopping in San Francisco’s Union Square

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December 12, 2016

By: Jamie Kendall, JLL Retail

On November 17, I chaired and hosted a tour of Union Square as part of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) NextGen program. Myself, my colleague Ross White, Amber Wright of ROIC, and several other ICSC NextGen committee members (including about 60 other retail professionals) toured 10 buildings, each of which could be viewed as exemplifying a key trend with impact on the broader retail… Read More

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San Francisco Flagship Stores Lead Way for Retail

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December 7, 2016

By: Ben Lazzareschi, Executive Vice President, JLL Retail

A flagship is a lead ship guiding a fleet, and today flagship stores act similarly for a retailer guiding their store portfolio with innovative concepts, technology and merchandise.  JLL’s latest research report Flagship Confidential, shows an increase in retailers across all price points using a flagship store strategy. The report, which looks at 145 flagship stores in four of the most important… Read More

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Park Tower at Transbay Concrete Foundation Pour

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December 5, 2016

By: Christopher T. Roeder, International Director, JLL

Do you ever wonder what’s beneath the office building you work in?  No, not the parking garage–what the building is constructed on?

Park Tower at Transbay isn’t just San Francisco’s most dynamic major office development—with 14 outdoor sky decks planned that boast sweeping bay views.  It also incorporates state-of-the-art design and construction anchoring the soon to be 605-foot tall tower firmly 25 feet into… Read More