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Oakland on Top – Global Office Index 2016

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August 10, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

All-in-all, demand for corporate office space is proving incredibly resilient around the world.  According to JLL’s Global Office Index-Q2 2016 report rents on prime office assets across 110 markets covered worldwide increased 3.6% year-on-year in the second quarter, the fastest pace of annual growth in four years.

Nowhere was this trend more apparent than in Oakland, which had the largest annual rate of rent growth in… Read More

Transbay Takes Shape

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July 12, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Parcel F, the last remaining site available for development in the Transbay neighborhood, has been sold by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, paving the way for further interim financing to complete Phase 1 of the $2.25 billion transportation hub now under construction at First and Mission.

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Photo: www.transbaycenter.org

It’s been a long journey for the redevelopment of the… Read More

The Sharing Society

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June 27, 2016

By: Julia Georgules, Director of Research, Office & Phil Ryan, Senior Research Analyst

We’re witnessing a significant shift in the way people work and where they get work done today.  The rise of entrepreneurialism and a growing contingent workforce is leading small businesses and freelancers to turn to shared workspaces as an alternative to the traditional office – and its accompanying lease.

Yes, freelancers aren’t just writers, they are business consultants, graphic designers,… Read More

Farewell cubeland, hello comfort [VIDEO]

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May 27, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Sitting desks, standing desks, treadmill desks, exercise ball desks – which of these will work best for your company? Better yet, which one will work best for you?

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Explore these fads, plus many more on JLL’s new workplace site, OfficeRenew.com – dedicated to keeping you informed with the stats, tools and research around what makes a workplace great. Dive in to the latest workplace conundrum now… Read More

Privacy — A rare office commodity [VIDEO]

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By: JLL Staff Writer – May 20, 2016

Do you struggle with finding a quiet place? Work is stressful enough without the distraction of other conversations, but in the shift to modern, open office concepts, privacy can be a challenge. What workplace solutions should you consider when seeking the balance between collaboration and privacy?

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Explore these fads, plus many more on JLL’s new workplace site, OfficeRenew.com – dedicated to keeping you informed with the… Read More

Standoff – A conference room conundrum [VIDEO]

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By: JLL Staff Writer – May 13, 2016

Collaboration space is pivotal for productivity. But if your office space doesn’t have enough, it’s more likely to support combat than collaboration. How can workplace design support interactions and increase your productivity? 

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Explore these fads, plus many more on JLL’s new workplace site, OfficeRenew.com – dedicated to keeping you informed with the stats, tools and research around what makes a workplace great.… Read More

San Francisco Bay Area Office Market Overview: Q1 2016

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research

Despite concerns with global market volatility, Bay Area office markets started 2016 on a solid basis. We’ve included a review of the Q1 highlights for each of the five Bay Area markets below which tracked in our recent Office Outlook report.

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  • Total sublease space on the market in the city approaches levels
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Is San Francisco’s Sublease Sky Falling? We think it’s unlikely, here’s why.

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research, JLL

Are we about to witness a sublease crisis in San Francisco’s office market?  We think it is unlikely in the near term.  Here’s why:

pexels-photo-29821Sublease space has increased, reaching 2.27MSF in the last week of March.  That’s up from an average of 1.5MSF throughout 2015. While any rise in sublease space is concerning and this amount of… Read More

Brokerage says Sacramento office-space absorption nearly tripled in 2015

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By: Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal

After a strong end to 2015 office leasing, a broker with JLL Sacramento said there’s optimism coming into the new year.

During the fourth quarter, according to JLL, the market absorbed more than 416,000 square feet of vacant office space. Managing director Greg Levi put the year’s total for the region at 985,947 square feet, far beyond the 360,000 reported for 2014.

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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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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