Category Archives: JLL Skyline

KTVU: Oakland’s boat lifting on San Francisco’s rising tide

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July 13, 2016

By: Kristina Sanderson, Marketing Director, JLL

The economic growth we’ve seen in the Bay Area in the last five years has driven demand for office space throughout the region, with tech leading that trend. San Francisco and Silicon Valley have captured the lion’s share of this demand, but with little space left in those markets, tenants are now looking to Oakland and the East Bay to expand.

Amber Schiada, Vice President and… Read More

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 problem of workforce disengagement

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Despite the advances in office design and workplace strategies, the focus on short term cost efficiency has led to an undervaluing of the only resource with unlimited potential— your workforce. Studies continue to show a trend of increasing worker disengagement (Fig 1).

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A recent State of the American Workplace

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Fully engaged – What does your workplace say about your company culture?

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By: JLL Research

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 11.41.32 AMIn the upcoming weeks, we will share sections of a recent JLL research report that advocates for the importance of ‘workplace expression’ as a crucial tool that improves employee engagement and motivation. The physical design of the workplace can harness and communicate a company’s culture and brand values.

The future of the workplace

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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

Oakland’s cool factor is rising!

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By: Amber Schiada and Katherine Billingsley | JLL

There’s definitely a lot of excitement surrounding Oakland these days, and it seems like that’s only going to increase since Uber announced their purchase of Uptown Station from Lane Partners last month.

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Pictured above: Uptown Station | Oakland, CA

So, why is Oakland gaining favor these days?

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Destination: East Bay

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By: Katherine BillingsleyResearch Analyst | Oakland-East Bay

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As rental rates soar in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, tenants are increasingly exploring options in the East Bay. Current economic conditions in the two-county market provide a promising outlook for both investors and tenants alike. The unemployment rate in the East Bay is below California’s at 5.1 percent (California at 6.5… Read More

Understanding the Ongoing Revitalization of Downtown Oakland

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By: Hailey Harrington, Brokerage Associate | Natalie Behmlander, Marketing Manager – JLL Walnut Creek

Oakland is full of different neighborhoods with unique personalities. This map will help you understand the amenities available in the city’s different areas, along with an added dose of historical significance. Oakland’s brimming with exciting restaurants and bars – so come explore!

Download the PDF here: Oakland Neighborhood Map

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#SacOnTheMap – Check Out Downtown Sacramento’s Transformation

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By: Leo Canale, Marketing – Sacramento

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Urban core projects continue down the pipeline

Downtown Sacramento is currently undergoing a renaissance, with a level of investment activity not seen since the 1920s. An improved local economy and new entertainment and sports complex have jump-started this momentum. In alignment with Mayor Kevin Johnson’s ambitious plan of building 10,000 new units, multi-family developers are capitalizing on the renewed interest in… Read More

Here’s What It Will Take to Build New Office Towers in Downtown Sacramento

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By: Ben van der Meer, Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal
Greg LeviGreg Levi, Managing Director, JLL Sacramento

Office-tower rents are creeping up. Occupancy is rising. Companies are coming back downtown after decades in the suburbs. So when will we see cranes again over

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