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If you’re a CFO, are you prepared for a disaster?

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July 9, 2018

By Joel Hirigoyen,Vice President 

Fire. Flood. Earthquake. As company CFO, are these events what keep you awake at night worrying about potential business disruptors? How about a prolonged power outage?   

What about your computer system being invaded by a malicious actor, either to steal information or to install ransomware? What if your cloud-based platform has a single point of failure that you overlooked?    

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Inclusion is the better business disruptor

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May 10, 2018

By: Candy Ramirez, JLL

A new white paper titled Diversity: The Business Advantage reinforces what recent reports by organizations like the Center for Talent Innovation, accounting firm Grant Thornton and academic journal the Harvard Business Review have also said: diversity and inclusion fuel innovation and help drive growth and success for companies in today’s business environment.

“For the third straight year, the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) declared JLL the… Read More

Where have all the workers gone?

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May 8, 2018

By: Jack Nelson, JLL

Last week we learned big news:  unemployment in the U.S. dipped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000.  Now at 3.9 percent, the jobless rate is reaching historically low levels.  Unemployment was lower during the Korean War and even dipped as low as 1.2 percent during WWII, but 3.9 percent is a significant figure for peacetime.

“The low labor participation rate in the U.S., even while… Read More

Planning an Agile Workplace? Here’s some things you need to know.

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April 17, 2018

By: Linda Kramer, Occupancy Planning, JLL & Katie Rodrigues, Workplace Strategy, JLL

Agile methodology used to be the sole domain of computing and IT departments. Today, the concept has spread to working in general—including the workplaces in which the work is performed. So, when you’re thinking about the future of work, agility should be top of mind.

Formation before function

Agile methodology was conceived as a management concept to speed IT projects, such… Read More

March Madness: Leadership, creativity, street smarts and risk-taking

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March 13, 2018

By: Rich Branning, Managing Director, JLL

Oh boy, it’s that time of the year again: MARCH MADNESS! The brackets are out. I’m ready for tip-off.

This year is a bit different though. Just before the four best prepared teams head to San Antonio for the Final Four (March 31-April 2) I’ll be celebrating a poignant anniversary. On March 25, it will be exactly 40 years since my teammates and I celebrated… Read More

Northern California office markets end year on a high note

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February 22, 2018

By: Susan Persin, Research Director, Northern California, JLL

A string of four mega leases, all closed in the fourth quarter of the year, capped a record-setting year for San Francisco’s office market.  With 18 leases over 100,000 square feet, 2017 surpassed 2014 for major leases signed.  Around Northern California, other records were set.  Here are highlights for the region’s major submarkets, along with our outlook for 2018.

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Retail loves the digital age

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January 23, 2018

By: Ben Lazzareschi, Executive Vice President, JLL Retail

They say love is all around.  Well, if you are in a shopping mall, so is technology.  Geotracking – the ability to follow shoppers using signals in the their mobile phones – may sound a bit sinister but it is actually helping mall landlords and retailers be more efficient in marketing to their customers.

Geofence

JLL is using a new tool – appropriately called… Read More

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Tech-by-the-Bay: Less of a bubble, more of an economic revolution

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November 28, 2017

 By: Steffen Kammerer, Senior Vice President, JLL

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

Bay Area making a mark on manufacturing

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November 14, 2017

By: Greg Matter, Managing Director, JLL

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

Real estate gold rush: it isn’t always the miner who gets the gold

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October 4, 2017

By: Andy Poppink, Managing Director, JLL

This writing is based on a keynote presentation I delivered at the DisruptCRE / JLL Live event held in San Francisco on September 14th.

  “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  — Henry Ford

That’s the point of innovation, isn’t it? We often really don’t know what we want or need until someone like a Ford or a Gates… Read More