By: Susan Persin, Research Director, Northern California, JLL
Last year was a tough fire year for Californians. Dry conditions and strong winds were a devastating combination. Damage estimates from fires throughout the state topped $10 billion before the impact of the Southern California wildfires had been measured. The acreage burned in 2017 was double that of the average for the last five years. In fact, an area equivalent to three times the… Read More
This is the time of the year when our thoughts and actions turn toward others. After all, it’s known as the Season of Sharing.
Being a good corporate citizen is one of JLL’s primary ambitions as a firm. In fact, the firm was recently ranked first among financial, insurance and real estate companies in Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.
JLL’s latest report on Tech Office Trends shows the Bay Area’s continuing dominance as a global center of innovation.
This may be news to some of you reading this, but the revered “three dot” Chronicle columnist Herb Caen christened San Francisco “Baghdad-by-the-Bay” because of its diversity and multiculturalism. While that diversity still exists, if he were alive today I’d like to think he’d propose… Read More
For a region much better known for its concentration of technology companies, there sure is a lot of manufacturing going on in the Bay Area. That’s one of the key findings of new report co-produced by JLL and the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM) Initiative, a project of SFMade.
Fully ten percent of the region’s workforce is employed in the manufacturing sector and more than… Read More
By: Alex Holton, Senior Vice President, LEED AP BD+C, JLL
Our data for this is purely anecdotal, but San Francisco has perhaps the highest density of coolest office spaces of any city in America. Just flip through any number of ‘Cool Spaces’ blogs and features or scroll through tech websites like Cnet or Wired or Techcrunch and you’ll see the evidence. There’s also entire websites dedicated to showcasing cool office… Read More
By: Gina Prasad, JLL, Chief Operating Officer, West
We hear a lot in business today about ‘culture’. Culture was Merriam-Webster’s ‘Word of the Year’ in 2014, partly because of the way it has been used in business circles. It’s becoming even more important as companies look to build strong brands.
Conventional wisdom suggests that a strong company culture is the sign of a good business. Often, a positive company culture… Read More
By: Susan Persin, Northern California Research Director
The Northern California megaregion isn’t the most populous in the country but it is one of the most productive. In 2014, the 21 counties making up our megaregion – from Yuba in the north to Monterey in the south – had a combined gross regional product of $875 billion, the highest of any region in the country.
This strong economy is evident in everyday… Read More