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​We’ll develop and execute a real estate strategy that will attract talent and reduce costs so you can focus on what’s most important: Innovation.

In the fast-paced technology industry, you need to move swiftly—and not just when it comes to product development. We understand your need to attract and retain top talent in collaborative, creative and competitive working environments. Questions about your tech company's real estate strategy? We’re here to help you find your best location, design and build your ideal office space, manage your building operations or anything in between. Let's talk.​


Steffen leads JLL’s national technology practice group. He's base​d in Silicon Valley, and works largely with clien​​ts in and around that area.​​

With prior experience in web development, Steffen brings a unique understanding of th​​e needs of the Valley's fast-paced companies. His well-developed understanding of emerging technologies combined with a vast local knowledge gives him a unique perspective on critical principles that must be incorporated into transactions.

Steffen's clients range from early startups to publically traded companies with complex global real estate portfolios.​

As a member of JLL’s tenant representation team, specializing in technology and general office users, Jake is a proven leader of character.  He contributes greatly to a team that is passionate in the pursuit of occupancy cost savings, risk mitigation and strategic commercial real estate flexibility.​

During his time at JLL, Jake has negotiated over 130 commercial real estate agreements, totaling more than 2.1 million square feet and a cumulative transaction value in excess of $287 million.

Jay is a Managing Director for Brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic region. He represents many of the region's leading corporations, with a core focus on the area's fastest growing technology companies, associations and governm​ent contractors.

He works extensively on the analysis and management of clients' needs and financial requirements in making real estate decisions.

Julia is Vice President and Director of Office Research for the United States for JLL, and based in San Francisco, California. She co-leads all research initiatives for JLL’s national technology practice group.

Additionally, Julia is responsible for the direction and implementation of strategy, methodology, product / platform enhancement and the firm’s overall analysis, message and outlook for the macro U.S. office sector.

Amber is Senior Vice President and Director of Research for JLL’s Southwest Region. With more than 13 years of real estate experience, Amber specializes in real estate economics, industry trends and real estate forecasting. ​

In addition, she co-leads all research initiatives for JLL’s U.S. High-Tech Practice Group and has extensive experience analyzing innovative companies, venture capital trends, high-tech labor market trends, and the impact on real estate markets across the country.​