The American Planning Association’s choice as one of the hottest neighborhoods, Uptown Oakland is culturally diverse, artistic, and harbors an entrepreneurial spirit unique to the city. It’s also one of the country’s hottest ‘fringe’ markets according to a recent JLL research report.
The world’s foremost innovation ecosystem continues to flourish, attract talent and capital from across the globe, a fact confirmed by Silicon Valley’s Top 3 place in this year’s JLL City Momentum Index.
Only Bangalore, India and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, scored… Read More
By Christopher T. Roeder, International Director, JLL
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach – some would say, a people-based approach – to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Recently, this definition has expanded to include not just public spaces but neighborhoods, and sometimes, entire cities.
Though placemaking is today a hotly debated issue among stakeholders such as municipal and urban planners, architects and the real estate development industry, the ideas… Read More
By: Kameron Schroeder, Vice President, JLL Walnut Creek
Large tenants — those needing 15,000 square feet or more of Class A office space — face a dilemma in the East Bay’s popular Walnut Creek/I-680N corridor market: very few large blocks of space are currently available for lease.
Walnut Creek has rapidly become one of the region’s most popular submarkets due to it being a high density/transit-oriented commuter hub, particularly attractive to… Read More
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” JLL’s Women’s Business Network in the San Francisco Bay Area, together with the JLL Health Champions of Northern California, recently partnered with Girls on the Run to support young women… Read More
On November 17, I chaired and hosted a tour of Union Square as part of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) NextGen program. Myself, my colleague Ross White, Amber Wright of ROIC, and several other ICSC NextGen committee members (including about 60 other retail professionals) toured 10 buildings, each of which could be viewed as exemplifying a key trend with impact on the broader retail… Read More
By: Ben Lazzareschi, Executive Vice President, JLL Retail
A flagship is a lead ship guiding a fleet, and today flagship stores act similarly for a retailer guiding their store portfolio with innovative concepts, technology and merchandise. JLL’s latest research report Flagship Confidential, shows an increase in retailers across all price points using a flagship store strategy. The report, which looks at 145 flagship stores in four of the most important… Read More
By: Christopher T. Roeder, International Director, JLL
Do you ever wonder what’s beneath the office building you work in? No, not the parking garage–what the building is constructed on?
Park Tower at Transbay isn’t just San Francisco’s most dynamic major office development—with 14 outdoor sky decks planned that boast sweeping bay views. It also incorporates state-of-the-art design and construction anchoring the soon to be 605-foot tall tower firmly 25 feet into… Read More