Category Archives: National

DJ Sandler joins JLL in Los Angeles

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2015 DJ SandlerDarren (DJ) Sandler has joined JLL as our new Director of Marketing for the Southwest Region. DJ’s primary focus will be here in Los Angeles, with oversight for all marketing and communications in Orange County, San Diego and Phoenix.

DJ will work as a strategic partner with our Southwest Markets business leaders, developing and executing marketing plans that will help grow our… Read More

JLL acquires retail brokerage firm Wilson Retail Group in Southern CA

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Acquisition meets growing client needs for expanded brokerage and capital markets services in SoCal

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As consumer confidence continues to climb and economic prospects for retailers improve, JLL (NYSE: JLL) is getting a big boost to its retail business by acquiring Wilson Retail Group, a leading, independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California. The transaction will enable JLL, already the nation’s largest… Read More

JLL’s Project and Development Services’ (PDS) Phil Friedl featured in LABJ’s quarterly on the LA construction market

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The Los Angeles Business Journal featured JLL’s local PDS expert Phil Friedl and national PDS research analyst Dana Westgren with the lead quote in their quarterly article “Building Costs.”

Phil Friedl, Senior Vice President, was featured sharing his expertise on the local construction market and how its relevance to PDS projects, including JustFab’s El Segundo Headquarters… Read More

What is the long-term impact of the slowdown at West Coast seaports?

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2015-04-Research-West-Coast-Seaports-coverWill there be a permanent change in the U.S. supply chain?

Reliability influences every supply chain officer’s decision making when it comes to how goods enter the U.S., are distributed across the country and ultimately reach their end-customers. Reliability is paramount, affecting both cost and speed-to-market, and it has… Read More

Why office relocations are trumping renewals

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2015-Banking-and-Finance-Outlook-coverNearly 46% of office transactions were relocations

After years of stagnation following the financial crisis, the banking and financial services industry is seeing positive momentum, though there are still challenges ahead.

Industry employment grew at its strongest rate since 2006, up 1.9 percent year-over-year, though it remains 3.7 percent below… Read More

JLL named to Ethisphere Institute’s “Most Ethical Companies” list for eighth consecutive year

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For the eighth consecutive year, JLL (NYSE: JLL) has been named a 2015 “World’s Most Ethical Company® by The Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.“???????????????????????????????????

Eight straight years as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ confirms the

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Why hire a project manager?

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2015-Why-Hire-a-Project-ManagerIt all comes down to expertise, focus and time

There’s no question about it, construction projects are risky, costly and time-consuming. And the more complex a project is, the more potential there is for issues to arise, including scope creep, budget overruns and schedule delays.

Unless, of course, you have a good… Read More

Explore key global real estate transactions in 2014 by region and sector

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Los Angeles delivers $400 million in Q3 2014

JLL presents a sample of real estate investment deals that have been reported during the quarter. They have been selected to provide an illustration of the prevailing characteristics of investment transactions across the globe in terms of location, sector, lot size, price, vendor and seller. These deals account for less than 20% of overall investment volumes.

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March Madness: Office pools for productivity

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Tired of hearing about workplace design and productivity? You might not be if it means getting to embrace March Madness with your colleagues.

Research shows that 55 percent of Americans want to work for companies that use work-related gamification as… Read More

Specialization and right-sizing drive LA law firm tenants

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Law firms face more supply constraints than companies in nearly any other industry. Why? Law firms typically target premium, Class A space in central locations—the tightest segment of U.S. office markets. With fewer space options, your firm may find itself battling with competitors not only for clients—but for desired space as well. Notwithstanding these challenges, our 2014 Law Firm Perspective identifies several trends that law firms are using to optimize costs.

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