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Three reasons why construction costs are going up in San Francisco

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March 20, 2017

By: David Churton, International Director, JLL

There are three reasons why it’s not going to get any less expensive to build a major office building – or other real estate – in San Francisco. Not, at least, anytime soon.

Cost of land. Cost of materials. Cost of labor.

First, land–we know they aren’t making any more of it. San Francisco also has some unique geographical hurdles when it comes to building. Until… Read More

Uptown Oakland | Creative people, places, and spaces

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March 6, 2017

By: Kristi Childers, Senior Associate, JLL

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.

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Can Silicon Valley keep up the momentum?

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February 20, 2017

By: Chris Crow, Senior Vice President, JLL

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.

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Only Bangalore, India and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, scored… Read More

Why is placemaking important?

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February 2, 2017

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

Large users have few options in Walnut Creek

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January 18, 2017

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

Office rents 30% higher near amenity-rich transit

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January 9, 2017

By: Steve Clark, Executive Vice President, JLL

How much would a Bay Area business pay for its employees to be able to take a train to work and walk or bike less than 10 minutes to the office?

According to a recent research report compiled by JLL’s San Francisco Bay Area research team, about 30 percent more – on average – than businesses located more than a 10 minute walk from a… Read More

Girls on the Run 5K

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December 21, 2016

By: Kristina Wollan, Senior Vice President, JLL

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

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Window Shopping in San Francisco’s Union Square

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December 12, 2016

By: Jamie Kendall, JLL Retail

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

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San Francisco Flagship Stores Lead Way for Retail

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December 7, 2016

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

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Park Tower at Transbay Concrete Foundation Pour

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December 5, 2016

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