JLL, Jared Imperatore and Rich Catalano today announced the opening of Anytime Fitness in Jackson’s Pointe, Zelienople Cranberry Township. This is Imperatore and Catalano’s third store together. They have been working closely for more than nine years and are happy to continue to grow the success of this national fitness club franchise together. The completed lease includes a 7,000-square-foot fitness facility with parking for guests.… Read More
Morgan Meade works as an Analyst in the Integrated Portfolio Services (IPS) group in the Pittsburgh office of JLL.
Years in the industry: 3 years
Favorite city: How can you pick just one? I love exploring new places and have actually lived in 10 different cities both domestically and abroad. Since joining JLL, I’ve been able to travel to at least 17 more—with some repeat trips.
Why did you get into real estate brokerage?
Real estate is intriguing because it can swing heavily creative and emotional one moment, but concrete and pragmatic the next, given the scenario or stage of the transaction. Our business, especially the Integrated Portfolio Services line, is highly entrepreneurial. Account teams have the opportunity to custom-build a micro-organization from the ground up and wear many hats. Consistent service delivery evolution is requisite in order to keep our clients on the cutting edge. I love the challenge and scope of skills real estate brokerage requires.… Read More
Justin Walbert works as an Associate and Brokerage Analyst in JLL’s Retail Brokerage and Integrated Portfolio Solutions teams in the Pittsburgh office of JLL.
Years in the industry: 6 months
Favorite Pittsburgh neighborhood: The Strip District
Why did you get into the real estate business?
Real estate has always interested me because it’s a very tangible industry. Learning about a region’s real estate means you’re meeting real people and helping shape real neighborhoods. Having that front row seat to all of the new development and watching Pittsburgh reinvent itself and enjoying its time in the spotlight as an up-and-coming world-class city has been very exciting. Joining the team at JLL was the best decision for me professionally, and working for a firm that shares the same pride in Pittsburgh as its residents do makes the work we do even more rewarding.… Read More
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Louisville Business First.
Matthew Hartlage works as a Vice President of Brokerage in JLL’s industrial sector. He specializes in the leasing and sale of industrial properties throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Years in the industry: 14
Favorite Louisville neighborhood: St. Matthews
Why did you get into the real estate business?
Real estate has always piqued my interest, and I wanted the opportunity to interact with businesses and owners in order to understand their operational needs so that I might become a trusted adviser able to assist with their real estate-related needs. Over coffee with a mentor in spring 2004, I realized seizing the chance to join the industrial team at Harry K. Moore Co. (now JLL) would be the perfect fit.
What are some up-and-coming areas to look out for in Louisville real estate?
The opening of the Lewis and Clark Bridge will continue to fuel growth in Southern Indiana, but Kentucky passing right-to-work [legislation] and proximity to Louisville International Airport/Interstate 65 corridor will continue to drive demand in established, infill locations.
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
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.
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, Detroit combines auto and tech industries for resurgence, and JLL leads by example in best practices for corporate office space and capital planning.
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Detroit: No Longer Just the Motor City
Detroit has always been known as the Motor City. But, as more and more young tech professionals flock to Detroit, the city’s identity evolves. Crain’s Detroit Business suggests that, in addition to automotive resurgence, the city is also becoming a national hub for technological innovation.
JLL research would agree, ranking Detroit among the top 34 high-tech markets in its latest High-Technology Office Outlook.
Luckily for Detroit, automotive technology is more sophisticated than ever before. In fact, companies like Google and Apple are developing autonomous cars. According to the article, “the auto industry has morphed into something very new, very different and very high tech.”
As Detroit’s tech industry grows, alongside an evolving auto industry, “Detroit is ready to drive itself to new levels of excellence and entrepreneurship on the brand-new road ahead,” according to Crain’s.
Business success is dependent on employee happiness, productivity and progress. Ultimately, it all comes back to the people behind the job.
Here at JLL, we champion culture that’s committed to community betterment and individual growth. In fact, Forbes named JLL among America’s Most Trustworthy Companies in 2013. And this year, InformationWeek selected JLL among its Elite 100, which includes top business technology innovators in the U.S.
Closer to home, two of our local offices have been also been recognized as Top Workplaces. The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized the Pittsburgh office among the Best Places to Work in Western PA 2014, and the Detroit Free Press selected its local office as a 2014 Top Workplace.
Here’s why.… Read More
By: George Elliott, Managing Director, JLL
Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning has manufacturing, distribution, office and R&D facilities in 28 countries across the globe. Every year, Owens Corning recognizes its leading suppliers with awards in various categories, from safety, sustainability, innovation, value creation, risk mitigation, among others.
This year, Owens Corning recognized JLL with one of its highest honors — the Supplier Recognition Award. JLL’s team stood apart from more than 6,000 other suppliers who competed for the award through value creation and cost savings.
But, let’s rewind to where it all started.
Manufacturer Meets Real Estate Expert
JLL’s relationship with Owens Corning dates back to 1998, when it was initiated by The Staubach Company. It became official in 2001 when Staubach formalized its relationship with Owens Corning in an exclusive outsource agreement.
Since then—and following it’s merger with Staubach—JLL has helped the global manufacturer with asset and lease management, incentives consulting, strategic planning, and property disposition and acquisition.
Here at JLL, we are proud to work so closely with a best-in-class organization like Owens Corning, and even more honored to be recognized with its most prestigious award.
By: Dave McKee, Senior Vice President with the Columbus office, Jones Lang LaSalle
The impact of a local landmark goes beyond exterior benefits. This post is the fifth in a series that highlights landmarks, news or trends across Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as the corresponding impact on local real estate, with takeaways that can… Read More
By: Dave MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
The impact of a local landmark goes beyond exterior benefits. This post is the third in a series that highlights landmarks, news or trends across Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as the corresponding impact on local real estate, with takeaways that can be applied in neighboring geographies.