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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

San Francisco’s Global Position

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

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As technology advances and communication grows ever more rapid and pervasive, one inevitable result is that global business competition becomes even more intense. The competition between cities is even more so.  There are now 500 cities around the world boasting more than one… 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… Read More

The benefits of a desirable workplace

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Genuine expression of a strong and vibrant company culture can also serve to attract new talent. One workplace study indicates that the combination of organizational culture and workplace facilities outweighs salary and benefits as the influential factors in choosing an employer.

This observation is backed by another study (Fig 3) where 74 percent of candidates would consider a slightly lower paying job in a company

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When a Picture Paints a Thousand Words

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Construction barricades are a safety necessity for building owners when renovating their lobbies, but they are usually not very attractive.  In fact, most are downright boring.  What’s more, passers-by — as well as building owners and tenants — are forced to look at the bland, whitewashed barriers for months on end.

Building owner Vanbarton Group and JLL solved that problem when they devised a plan for 301 Howard Street,… Read More

Tech Growth Drives Bay Area Office Construction and Tenant Improvement Costs Higher

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Overall construction costs for commercial office buildings and tenant improvement projects will continue to rise in the San Francisco Bay Area through 2016 and perhaps as far out as 2020, according to research analyzed by project management experts at JLL.

JLL’s analysis of national and regional labor and materials data suggests that while the price of construction materials is likely to trend downward in 2016 – the result of… Read More

Amid Hotel Boom, Rising Costs of Renovation Make Savings Hard to Find…..Unless You Have a Good Project Manager

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Dec 21, 2015

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Owners of hotel properties in the San Francisco Bay Area face a conundrum:  the economy, buoyed by tech sector expansion, is pushing hotel occupancy and average daily room rates higher.  A study this summer conducted by Bloomberg showed that average room rates in San Francisco had leaped by 88 percent to $397 a night, making it the priciest destination among the world’s top financial centers. … Read More

Every building tells a story

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And every project inspires a solution.

Pdsbook_blogJLL’s new interactive book, Every building tells a story, showcases the work of our Project and Development Services team, featuring highlights of JLL collaborations around the world.

We invite you to explore the book, which includes 56 of our top projects across seven industries, to see what’s trending design-wise and to gain insight into how the “perfect space” is… Read More