Category Archives: JLL Careers

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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JLL Detroit & Pittsburgh Offices Recognized as Top Workplaces

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

Business success is dependent on employee happiness, productivity and progress. Ultimately, it all comes back to the people behind the job.

Here at JLL, we champion culture that’s committed to community betterment and individual growth. In fact, Forbes named JLL among America’s Most Trustworthy Companies in 2013. And this year, InformationWeek selected JLL among its Elite 100, which includes top business technology innovators in the U.S.

Closer to home, two of our local offices have been also been recognized as Top Workplaces. The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized the Pittsburgh office among the Best Places to Work in Western PA 2014, and the Detroit Free Press selected its local office as a 2014 Top Workplace.

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