Category Archives: Project and Development Services

Cool cribs aren’t just for techies

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September 19, 2017

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

San Francisco to add 7,100 hotel rooms by 2020

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July 13, 2017

By: Sonia Greenlee, Senior Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

It’s reset time for the San Francisco hospitality market. After 9 years of little or no new hotel construction, San Francisco is set to see four major hotels open this year. They are: Yotel SF in mid-Market; Hotel Via in SOMA; Virgin Hotel and the Marriott Mission Bay. Another six or so hotels are also in planning and due to… 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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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

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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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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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

Prioritizing Healthcare at JLL: Will Loftis

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By: The Registry – The Q

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Will Loftis, Vice President – Healthcare, PDS Northwest

Will Loftis is vice president and leader of healthcare project and development services at JLL for the northwest region, which includes Northern California. He works out of the firm’s offices in San Francisco. Before coming the global real estate services firm, he had been a design principal… Read More

San Francisco’s Emerging Market: The Central SOMA Plan [VIDEO]

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October 23, 2016

By: Ruby Bolaria and Amber Schiada, JLL Research – Northern California & Rocky Mountain Region

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Central SOMA plan overview
In 2011, the San Francisco Planning Department began the process to develop an integrated community in the southern portion of the Central Subway rail corridor, surrounding 4th Street between Townsend and Market Street. The Central SOMA Plan proposes a comprehensive strategy… Read More