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5 questions you need to answer before the next Bay Area earthquake hits

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August 27, 2018

By: Tim Ogilvie, Senior Vice President, JLL

Two recent, but very different, reports remind us of the special risks faced by businesses operating here in the Bay Area.

A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that climate-driven rise in sea level could put more than 20,000 homes in California underwater by 2045. Marin County leads the state (4,377) but Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties also have large… Read More

Capital flows to data center sector as demand blossoms

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August 20, 2018

By Raul Saavedra, Executive Vice President, JLL

In a recent blog, I discussed development and construction activity in the data center market. With some observers projecting that US data center customers will need as much as 100,000MW of new capacity by 2020, I want to dig a little deeper into the demand cycle and what this means for the leasing market as well as capital markets.

There’s no doubt that there… Read More

Talent war: Holistic thinking needed to win

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August 13, 2018

By: Rich Branning, Managing Director, JLL

In today’s all out-war for talent, in one of the tightest labor markets in the history of this country, companies have to pull out all the stops to win.

Earlier this summer, Walmart Inc., the largest private employer in the U.S., became the latest US company to offer employees the perk of heavily subsidized college tuition.  The Walmart program will give both part- and full-time… Read More

Turnkey data centers crop up to meet demand

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By Raul Saavedra, Managing Director, JLL

The Cloud.  The Internet of Things (IoT).  Artificial intelligence. Digital transformation. 5G.

These are just a few of the drivers behind the tremendous explosion in data demand in the U.S. today. They are also big reasons why the U.S. reportedly needs upwards of 4,000 new data centers to be built by 2020 just to keep pace with demand. That’s about 100,000MW of capacity. Our… Read More

Optimistic outlook for Oakland

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July 30, 2019

By: Kat Billingsley, Research Analyst, JLL

The City of San Francisco is inching closer to Prop M limitations while new developments are leasing up. According to JLL’s “Impact of Prop M” report for July 2018, only two million square feet of office space is available in the current allocation period, with almost nine million square feet pending approval. If nothing new is added to the queue, it will take years… Read More

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