Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Changing Face of the Workplace

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By Kevin Gillihan
Jones Lang LaSalle

As the landscape of office space design and efficiency continues to change, I am still struck by surprise with some of the innovations that I see.  We have all heard about the recent challenges of working at home, cubes shrinking, and more collaborative space.

But what about an environment where no one has a permanent desk?  The first… Read More

The ‘Blend and Extend’ – Dead or Alive?

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By Graham Summers
Jones Lang LaSalle

Three years ago, when the market was hitting rock bottom, a concept was re-introduced in an effort to increase value for landlords and decrease occupancy costs for tenants.

The transaction structure, referred to in the industry as the “blend and extend”, involved a tenant renewing its office lease… Read More

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Data and the Power of Aggregation

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By Mike Corr
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Quality data and effective strategic real estate planning are inextricably linked: the success of one relies on the other.

Unfortunately, many organizations collect occupancy data haphazardly if at all. Good data is critical for building and maintaining credibility with the C-suite, enabling strategic decision-making, developing sound business… Read More

Investment Returns for Dummies

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By Jimmy Clark
Jones Lang LaSalle

“NPV and IRR” … If you went through any finance course in college or graduate school, you are most certainly familiar with these terms.

NPV, or net present value, is a calculation that discounts, at a given rate of return, the net cash flows from operating and selling a property… Read More

Office Market Activity Update

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By John Robinson
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Always of interest to commercial real estate watchers in Indianapolis is the topic of market activity.

Our JLL team tracks every office prospect in the market to ensure we’re on top of every active deal. With large tracts of vacancies growing more scarce, it’s also good to know… Read More