What tech companies need to know about real estate for 2017

Prepare for this year with the best of 2016

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Jan 6, 2017, 12:26 PM

Tech is still leading real estate expansion nationwide, but real estate is changing—fast. Leases are getting shorter, space is evolving and the workday is practically fluid. To stay competitive, high-growth tech companies need to stay nimble. That means understanding the marketplace now in order to make smarter decisions in the future.

Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular JLL TechSpec articles published in 2016 (since our June launch, anyway) to help you do just that. From coworking to market growth, employment trends and digital media, arm yourself with the best insights from last year to make your 2017 strategy even stronger.



We’re also giving you a chance to weigh in on what you’re most concerned about this year so we can better answer your questions. Diversity? Expansion? An IPO? Let us know.



Top 10 real estate insights of 2016


JLL’s Valley-based researcher Christan Basconcillo goes back to 1999 when Napster transformed digital media through streaming—and explores how it’s impacting real estate today.

With fewer IPOs in the pipeline, mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know about your real estate value if you’re planning for one.

How do you know a building can support your internet and connectivity needs? Our friends at WiredScore shared four important features to look for when shopping for a new space.

Perhaps a surprising standout on the list, but nevertheless, Portland’s millennial appeal is turning heads (clicks?). View the full Abodo survey linked within for a rundown of millennial preferences and see how more than 20 cities were ranked.

New tech companies are no stranger to coworking. Here we track the growth of a startup and how shared space can meet its needs—or not.

A popular piece of our 2016 Tech Outlook, the Tech Locator Matrix plots 45 cities for industry opportunity and cost so you can find the best spot to start up, expand or relocate.

For tech companies, real estate decisions can mean the difference between IPO or bust. JLL’s Director of local market research, Julia Georgules, shares how location and workplace impact intellectual capital, funding and innovation.

How do you choose the right size space? Handle lease negotiations? Construction? Move in? This in-depth guide will walk you through the process so you know what to expect—and when.

Tech is driving employment nationwide, so job performance in this industry has far-reaching implications. Here’s how employment activity played out across 45 markets in 2016.

Ten tips for the price of one. Our 2016 Tech Outlook explores the biggest themes in tech to date, including diversity, expansion, acquisition activity, top markets and more. (And stay tuned for the 2017 report coming out this fall.)