Category Archives: JLL Careers

JLL People to Know Spotlight: Stephen Morris

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Stephen Morris works as an Associate in Office Landlord Representation in the Cleveland office of JLL. 

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What are your key responsibilities?

As a Landlord rep, I’m constantly ensuring we’re marketing a property accurately with every tool available. More importantly, it’s my job to thoroughly understand clients’ (the landlord’s) key goals and to ensure these goals will be achieved when communicating with the brokerage community and customers.

When did you join JLL?

Just over two years ago. It was my first job out of school and I love it. It’s exciting, fun and challenging at the same time.

Where are you originally from?

Born and raised in Cleveland.… Read More

JLL People to Know Spotlight: Morgan Meade

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Morgan Meade works as an Analyst in the Integrated Portfolio Services (IPS) group in the Pittsburgh office of JLL. 

Morgan Meade | 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

JLL People to Know Spotlight: Justin Walbert

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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. 

Justin Walbert | 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

JLL People to Know Spotlight: Matthew Hartlage

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Louisville Business First.

Matthew Hartlage | JLL

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.

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How One JLL Team Member Inspires a Future Generation of Leaders with Junior Achievement

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Our communities depend on us to inspire future generations to excel –– both personally and professionally. Those individuals will grow up to be our future leaders, and need us for support and encouragement to succeed.

Ed Manko, Senior Vice President of JLL’s Pittsburgh office, takes this thought to heart. In fact, he has volunteered at Junior Achievement (JA) for more than 25 years. Manko was invited to join the efforts years ago by the former JA chairman. Ever since, he’s worked primarily on funding efforts, fundraising events, and serves on the organization’s board of directors.

Over the years, Manko has helped raise more than $5 million to support the foundation’s efforts.

On Tuesday, March 8, Manko was honored with JA’s Gold Leadership Award, which provides recognition for individual’s who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the organization. He was chosen from more than 218,000 volunteers. Congratulations, Ed!

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Above: Ed Manko accepts the Gold Leadership Award on Tuesday, March 8, at the JA USA Volunteer Summit in New York.

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JLL’s Great Lakes Team Celebrates The Holiday Season By Giving Back

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By: Dan Wendorf, Executive Vice President, JLL

Across the Great Lakes, JLL gives philanthropy a starring role in holiday festivities. Every year, our teams in Cincinnati, Clevleand, Columbus, Detroit and Pittsburgh find new ways to connect with the community and give back to non-profits that we’re passionate about.

This holiday, employees in Cleveland and Columbus dedicated their time, energy, and resources to donate to those in need.

The Columbus office partnered with DawsonCareers to contribute to the Toys for Tots toy drive—all in the hopes of an even merrier Christmas for Central Ohio children.

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(Above) JLL’s Columbus team donates gifts to Toys for Tots.

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Repetition Is Good When It Comes To Ethics

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By: Anne Browning, Marketing Director, JLL

For the eigth-straight year, JLL has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This award is particularly meaningful to me for two reasons:

1. What Future Employees Think

When I was interviewing with JLL over three years ago, I combed the corporate website for facts, figures and information to determine if there was a fit with my career aspirations and desired corporate culture. There, I discovered JLL has a 250-year history presented in a very cool timeline video. Impressive.

And globally, the firm is committed to sustainability both for itself and its clients. Even more impressive. Then I landed on an awards page. What caught my attention: JLL’s fifth straight year of winning the World’s Most Ethical Companies award. I paused for a good long while.

How could such a large, global organization with offices and employees on every continent speaking a multitude of languages and employing different lifestyles and customs maintain such an achievement year after year? To me that was most impressive, and honestly was a substantial factor in bringing me to the next phase of the interviewing process.


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JLL Makes Fortune’s 2015 Most Admired Companies

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL 

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A reflection on our internal culture, JLL was recently included in FORTUNE Magazine’s 2015 Most Admired Companies List. Apple ranked first overall, but many companies ranked just as high within their own respective categories. Experts in business, rather than the general public, provide their council to devise what has become known as the definitive corporate reputation report card.

JLL ranked first in the real estate industry for its global competitiveness and people management. FORTUNE also recognized JLL for industry leadership and strength in the following areas:

  • Innovation
  • Use of corporate assets
  • Social responsibility
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment value

In the words of my colleague, Executive Vice President, Paul Tingley:

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JLL’s Local Team Reflects on 2014, Recognizes Leading Brokers at Annual Event

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By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL 

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(Above) JLL’s regional Market Leader and Managing Director spoke at the annual meeting in Pittsburgh.

Last week, Pittsburgh, affectionately known as “the Burgh,” was the host city for our annual regional meeting. Here, we celebrated last years’ accomplishments and discussed 2015 goals. It’s the one time of the year that we take a few hours away from email and phones and learn about tools, techniques, industry research and trends delivered by JLL subject matter experts from around the country.

We also take this opportunity to learn from each other. Considering our region covers seven cities across three states, in-person meetings are instrumental in knowledge-sharing and camaraderie, both of which encompass JLL’s culture.  We are collaborators first and foremost with a laser focus on our clients.

But this isn’t just a nice statement to put on a website or piece of collateral. It’s truly how our organization, from business unit to business unit, region to region, continent to continent, consistently develops tailored solutions that meet some of the most complex client challenges. And each year, we celebrate those individuals who excelled in achievement and client satisfaction.

We’d like to take a moment now to offer well-deserved congratulations to our 2014 top brokers in the region.

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Commercial Real Estate News Brief: November 2014

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Commercial real estate is a dynamic industry. Keep up with Spaces’ monthly recaps of the most valuable industry articles we’ve recently come across, focused on news in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  

Calling All Brick & Mortar Retailers: Tips to Stay Competitive (VIDEO)

E-commerce has forever changed the face of retail. So much so, in fact, that many brick and mortar retailers are asking, ‘What is the modern role of physical retail space?’ 

With more and more choices available to consumers online, retailers will need to bet on a brand experience (online and in-person) that differentiates against the competition. JLL research suggests retailers also maximize in-store value through innovative architecture, strong brand identity, positive economic responsibility and flexibility when it comes to technology and change.

How can your brick and mortar store outpace the competition? Check out JLL’s video for more information on the redefined landscape of retail.

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