Monthly Archives: July 2015

500+ Executives in 30+ Countries Define the Status of Corporate Real Estate [REPORT]

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL 

What if you could curate the opinions of hundreds of leading commercial real estate executives around the globe? Would they agree on the current and future state of the industry?

As it turns out … great minds do think alike.

In JLL’s latest biennial survey, 540 executives from more than 350 companies and 36 countries weighed in on leading industry trends. We found that tough decisions are on the horizon for most CRE teams—ones that require a “challenge to the status quo, and a shift in the work-style and skills of CRE teams.”

Upon collecting and organizing the research data, JLL was able to narrow the results to four key takeaways. Read on for a glimpse into the survey’s insights, predictions and trends that will soon have major impact on industry norms.

4 Themes That Characterize Real Estate Today

The big question for all CRE teams and decision makers: how can we deliver the same value with a more efficient and business-aligned approach? Since its first global survey six years ago, JLL continues to evolve its own strategy based on feedback from professionals around the world. The answers to the questions on everyone’s mind are found in the four major themes below.

1. Centralization. When asked what changes respondents anticipate in the CRE team structure in just three years, more than half said teams are positioned for centralization and control. An astounding 92% of respondents had a dedicated global head of CRE, surpassing 86% in 2013.

What does it mean? Moving forward, CRE decisions can be more consistent for global, large-scale companies that may struggle to deliver consistent messages across borders. The importance of a CRE team is taking center stage.



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JLL Employees: Win Lunch with Colin Dyer & an Apple Watch

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By: Anne Browning, Senior Manager Industry & Content Marketing

Calling all JLL employees: JLL has launched the 2015 U.S. Skyline Instagram contest!

Show us your city Skyline on Instagram to be entered to win lunch with JLL’s President and CEO Colin Dyer, along with an Apple Sport Watch.

The contest was launched to highlight the 2015 Digital Skyline and market listings. Snap a picture of your Skyline, and you might win big.

How to Submit Your Entry

  1. If you haven’t already, activate an account with Instagram. Include a photo of yourself, and a quick headline about you! Make sure your profile is public. While you’re at it, follow JLL on Instagram @JLLnews.
  2. Take and post a picture of your city to your Instagram. Include an interesting fact or tidbit about the market and the city.
  3. Finish the engaging content with hashtags: #JLLSkyline, #JLLEmployee and #ContestEntry.
  4. Include the link to the Digital Skyline:
  5. The most “likes” wins, so share your photo!

Captivating images and remarkable content will help your picture get more likes. The more creative, the better. Take it one step further and cross promote your post on other social platforms, like Facebook and LinkedIn. However, only Instagram likes will be counted in the official poll.

Note that your Skyline image may be featured on JLL’s social media and web pages. The photo with the most “likes” wins! Official contest rules are available upon request from

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: June 2015

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights trends in shared workspace, the future of vacancy in downtown Pittsburgh, and Midwest Real Estate News’ latest CRE Summit in Cleveland. 

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Proworking Takes Co-Working to the Next Level

JLL CRE News Brief

Newspaper image via NS Newsflash.

Shared office space is no longer a trend reserved for techy startups. Co-working environments are drawing in entrepreneurs across the globe, according to a recent article in Real Views.

Co-working allows small businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers to work in a shared office space, each one leasing a small desk or private office month-to-month. Thanks to its flexible, collaborative nature, co-working is often the perfect scenario for startups and freelancers that aim to take their venture to the next level.

The next step: Companies can make better use of underutilized space and flip the concept, through what we call “proworking.” The approach, coined by JLL, encourages organizations to strategically share and lease unused space with business partners or vendors.

Related read — Proworking: 4 Ways Office Space Can Increase Employee Productivity and Retention

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