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Build vs. Buy: Why JLL Transformed its Technology Strategy & Embraced a Buy-Focused Mindset

To build or to buy? It’s a question that often arises when companies are assessing their software needs. One company that has experience in both approaches is global commercial real estate brokerage firm, JLL. Over the past couple of years the firm, which manages dozens of company-wide applications, has significantly shifted its technology strategy, going from a primarily build to a buy-focused mentality. We sat down with Mike Hart, JLL’s Senior Vice President, National Director - Data Management & Technology Operations, to understand why.

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Amazon’s HQ2 will Create a CRE Explosion

For a company that sells goods over the Internet, Amazon sure has a formidable commercial real estate presence.

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4 Leading Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice for CRE Brokers

At its core, commercial real estate brokerage is truly an entrepreneurial business. While you might be working at a large, established company, it's still up to you to win new business, successfully manage client relationships and in many cases, run a high-performing team. Ultimately, your success is in your own hands, which presents you with a huge opportunity. 

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Investors Bet Against CMBS as Retail Weakens, but Retailers are Fighting Back

Retailers have been suffering since the rise of Amazon. Now retail’s weakness is infecting the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.

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How the World’s 5 Smartest Cities Are Tackling Growth & Infrastructure Pain

Last year, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PSCAT)—an advisory group comprised of leading scientists and engineers—sent a report to former U.S. President Barack Obama on the future of technology and cities. The report set out to answer the question as to how the government could best support science and technology and the related opportunities that can improve America’s cities in terms of quality of life, social services, infrastructure, and sustainability for all residents.

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Economic Uncertainty a Rising Concern for CRE Execs, According to CBRE

While top talent is still the biggest challenge for corporate occupiers today, a new CBRE survey reveals that concerns about economic uncertainty are on the rise.

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Are Landlords & Tenants in Sync? 3 Ways the UK Real Estate Sector is Reacting to Changing Tenant Demands

Today's office tenants have different needs to those of a decade ago, and the impact of technology is becoming increasingly evident by the day. How is this changing the legal landscape of commercial leasing?

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