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San Francisco Office Market Costs in Two PowerPoint Slides

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June 8, 2016

By: Todd C. Burns, President, Project and Development Services

Earlier this month, JLL released its updated report on construction costs and trends in the U.S.  Not surprisingly, costs to build office space in San Francisco are still rising and are now on a par with Boston and Chicago, though still trail New York City.

However, as the slides below show, San Francisco landlords are able to ask for rents now on a par… 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

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

Tech Growth Drives Bay Area Office Construction and Tenant Improvement Costs Higher

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Overall construction costs for commercial office buildings and tenant improvement projects will continue to rise in the San Francisco Bay Area through 2016 and perhaps as far out as 2020, according to research analyzed by project management experts at JLL.

JLL’s analysis of national and regional labor and materials data suggests that while the price of construction materials is likely to trend downward in 2016 – the result of… Read More

Amid Hotel Boom, Rising Costs of Renovation Make Savings Hard to Find…..Unless You Have a Good Project Manager

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Dec 21, 2015

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Owners of hotel properties in the San Francisco Bay Area face a conundrum:  the economy, buoyed by tech sector expansion, is pushing hotel occupancy and average daily room rates higher.  A study this summer conducted by Bloomberg showed that average room rates in San Francisco had leaped by 88 percent to $397 a night, making it the priciest destination among the world’s top financial centers. … Read More

Prioritizing Healthcare at JLL: Will Loftis

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By: The Registry – The Q

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Will Loftis, Vice President – Healthcare, PDS Northwest

Will Loftis is vice president and leader of healthcare project and development services at JLL for the northwest region, which includes Northern California. He works out of the firm’s offices in San Francisco. Before coming the global real estate services firm, he had been a design principal… Read More

Confessions of a CRE Newbie

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CREBy: Arielle Babineaux, Marketing Manager – SV

Let me start of with a quick hello to our blog audience! My name is Arielle and I was recently (June) hired as the Marketing Manager for our JLL Silicon Valley office. As such, I have become quite immersed in the wild world of commercial real estate. Coming from a different industry there has been a… Read More

Office Space: Cool and Creative is Complex and Challenging

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By: Chris Albrow, Vice President, PDS

“Cool” workspaces are a definite trend these days, especially in tech and creative-centric markets like San Francisco. Chris Albrow, Vice President, PDS has headed a number of projects for corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Some projects never deviate from the plan and go smoothly but in the vast majority of situations we find that there are usually elements that must be changed and that requires… Read More