Monthly Archives: November 2016

Commercial Real Estate News Brief: November 2016

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In the latest edition of our monthly news brief, JLL’s regional team curates the top commercial real estate industry articles to keep you in-the-know. In this month’s edition, JLL spotlights CRM solutions for brokers, the future of digital workspaces and the 2017 construction forecast.

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CRE Brokers Turn to CRM Solutions

JLL CRE News Brief

Newspaper image via NS Newsflash.

Every dollar spent on a customer relationship management (CRM) system results in $8.71 back for businesses, according to Nucleus Research. That’s why more commercial real estate brokers are looking to implement CRM solutions. But how does the software actually help brokers?

CRM software helps businesses manage interactions with current and future customers via digital tracking and analytics. An enormous amount of data helps brokers foster relationships with clients—including lead and listing specifics. With a CRM, brokers can easily access customer information, determine appropriate follow-ups, and guide clients through the transaction pipeline.… Read More

U.S. Law Firms Re-Strategize Their Commercial Footprint: 4 Key Trends from JLL’s Law Firm Perspective

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By  Dan Adamski, Managing Director, JLL, and Rob Roe, Managing Director, JLL


Varied legal employment rates and an uncertain month-to-month economic outlook have caused law firms to rethink the way they use their office space. JLL’s 2016 U.S. Law Firm Perspective has conducted an extensive analysis of more than 40 U.S. markets, highlighting the… Read More

Taking Notes from the Region’s Most Innovative Offices: 4 Tips

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By: Tim Kay, Managing Director, JLL

Above, JLL’s Detroit office brands itself with modern lounge areas, collaborative space and exposed ceiling beams.

As the fight for top talent grows even more competitive, office design is moving to the forefront of business strategy.

Tech leaders have forever changed workplace expectations. GoDaddy has go-karts for its employees at its headquarters in California, and Cisco Systems has an onsite health center.

While these companies are at the forefront of workplace innovation, we’re seeing trends from Silicon Valley and beyond trickle down into local cities in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Our local offices might not be as extreme (no, we’re not aware of a local office that’s home to go-karts), but we are moving into a new era for workplace design. So, what can you learn from some of the region’s most innovative spaces? We’ve highlighted four takeaways to incorporate into your next workplace strategy. … Read More