Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution: JLL Meets at the World Economic Forum

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

This week, JLL executives joined more than 2,500 global leaders at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

JLL is one of just 100 organizations across the globe honored with the title of WEF Strategic Partner. A group of key JLL leaders traveled to take part in the week’s events, including:

Throughout the week, the team is contributing to conversations around themes influencing our global economy. JLL leaders will partake in discussions regarding the role of real estate in global and smaller-scale economics, sustainability, and the gender parity. Below is an inside-look at topics discussed this week.

  • The top destinations for real estate investment.
  • The most dynamic cities in the world.
  • Ways to mitigate the frequency and severity of real estate cycles – the results of JLL’s joint research with the WEF.

Follow JLL thoughts, impressions and memorable moments from the forum in real time on the Notes from Davos blog. And, for more on the story behind JLL’s involvement at Davos, check out the video below from Colin Dyer.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: January 2016

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CRE Industry UpdateIn the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top industry articles from December to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights tech innovation in commercial real estate (CRE), the energy industry’s impact on CRE, and Columbus’ economic success in 2015—plus your latest headlines across the region. 

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CRE Tech Evolution: From Pen & Paper to Real-Time, Cloud-Hosted Data

Startups are revolutionizing CRE operations—from the slow-to-adapt, to the tech savvy.

And it’s about time, considering CRE is a major, $12 trillion information business according to a recent article via TechCrunch. With automation supporting the transactional side, brokers can sharpen focus to building lasting relationships.

Plus, real-time information and cloud-hosted databases allow for greater collaboration across teams and more streamlined workflows.

“Ultimately, these tools save agents time and their parent firms money, leading to leaner and more profitable businesses.” – TechCrunch

Across the industry, brokers with access to fast and accurate data will ultimately manage expensive commercial assets with greater ease and success. Read More