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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. 

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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’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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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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New SVP Reflects on First Three Months at JLL (Q&A)

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In April, JLL was excited to announce that local expert, Bill Leone, would join its Pittsburgh leadership team. With more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, Bill was a perfect fit.Bill Leone JLL

As Senior Vice President, Bill specializes in tenant representation, landlord representation and investment sales for both local and national JLL clients. Now that Bill has been with the firm for three months, JLL’s marketing team wanted to check in and see how he’s doing in his new position. We sat down with Bill to ask a few questions about his decision, and ultimately, his outlook as a newcomer to the Pittsburgh team.

Here’s what he had to say.

Q&A with JLL SVP in Pittsburgh, Bill Leone

Q: How did you decide that JLL was the right career choice?

A: There were many factors that weighed into the decision, and over the past three months, I’m convinced that all my reasons for coming to JLL were the right ones.

In Pittsburgh, JLL is thought of not only as the leading service provider, but the people are highly sought after as well. All employees genuinely enjoy what they do, they keep the client’s interest, and they always maintain their integrity.

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