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4 real estate trends that will dominate the college campus scene in 2017 and beyond

As federal and state budgets remain tight, public pressure to curb skyrocketing tuition costs builds, and universities are hard-pressed to meet the great expectations of their students and faculty with fewer resources.

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    The future of university design is carbon-neutral

    16 June 2017 - Carbon neutrality is about to go primetime in college campuses across the country. Already, a handful of smaller-sized colleges like Colby College, Middlebury College, and Green Mountain College have become carbon-neutral, while many more have goals to reach neutrality in the near future, including large institutions like the University of California system, which plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. Read more at TriplePundit.

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    Think carbon neutrality is too high a goal for your college campus?

    21 April 2017 - For university leaders, committing to a carbon-neutral campus can be easier said than done. While carbon neutrality is an ambitious goal, global commercial real estate services firm JLL’s new report reveals that it is achievable for U.S. universities. Read more at FM Link.

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    How students can help cities stay competitive

    2 February 2017 - Successful cities need a skilled workforce to help them – and the businesses they’re home to – compete on a global level. Nurturing talent, both working age employees and those coming up through the education system is key in giving cities a valuable edge. Read more at JLL Real Views.

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    Higher ed and public-private partnerships: Myths vs. realities

    23 January 2017 - P3s can bridge funding gaps and make college campus development possible, without full privatization. JLL's Kevin Wayer dissects five common myths surrounding higher education and public private partnerships. Read more at University Business.

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    JLL releases outlook for higher education facilities for 2017

    22 December 2016 - JLL's David Houck: "Universities are vulnerable to pressures common in the business world, such as raising capital and intensifying competition. They are turning to private sector experts for operational expertise and financial solutions that allow them to focus on their core mission of educating students." Read more at FMLink.

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    Higher education mandate for 2017: improve facilities, focus on core mission

    12 December 2016 - "Universities are vulnerable to pressures common in the business world, such as raising capital and intensifying competition," said David Houck, Managing Director and national leader of JLL's Higher Education practice. Read more.

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    As construction rebounds, education sector spending flattens

    23 October 2016 - The education sector remains one of the biggest in terms of nonresidential construction put in place. But Census’ August 2016 estimate for this sector—$86.1 billion—is still 35% below the peak spending for this sector in the first quarter of 2009. Read more at Building Design + Construction.

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    How colleges are keeping up with business changes

    19 July 2016 - Traditional sources of construction funds are in question as some state universities have drawn heavily on their bonding capacity and are receiving little in the way of new public money for major projects. Many private institutions likewise find themselves searching for cash to fuel development, looking for ways to pull off increasingly complex construction projects without overtaxing their resources. Enter public-private partnerships, or P3s. Read more at Inside Higher Ed.

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Easy lighting, temperature controls bring the employee experience out of the shadows/united-states/en-us/news/4814/easy-lighting-temperature-controls-bring-employee-experience-out-of-shadows-purdue-jllChicago, ILEasy lighting, temperature controls bring the employee experience out of the shadowsNew JLL-Purdue University research shows business value of individual choice in the office2017-11-02T05:00:00Z
Spalding University and JLL bring green spaces to urban Louisville/united-states/en-us/news/4659/spalding-university-and-jll-bring-green-spaces-to-urban-louisvilleCHICAGOSpalding University and JLL bring green spaces to urban LouisvilleNew athletic fields will be Spalding’s latest contribution to the refreshed SoBro neighborhood2017-07-31T05:00:00Z
Bowling Green State University and JLL revitalize campus for active learning/united-states/en-us/news/4611/bowling-green-state-university-and-jll-revitalize-campus-for-active-learningCHICAGOBowling Green State University and JLL revitalize campus for active learning$200 million master plan comes alive with the opening of high-tech, hands-on academic facilities2017-07-06T05:00:00Z
JLL Continues Smart Building Team Expansion /united-states/en-us/news/4579/jll-continues-smart-building-team-expansionCHICAGOJLL Continues Smart Building Team Expansion Yann Palmore brings 20 years of experience to fast-growing smart building program 2017-06-23T05:00:00Z
JLL expands higher education expertise with new facilities management leader/united-states/en-us/news/4554/jll-expands-higher-education-expertise-with-new-facilities-management-leaderCHICAGOJLL expands higher education expertise with new facilities management leaderRon Gregory hired as Executive Vice President for national Facilities Management role2017-05-31T05:00:00Z