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Ehrenberg will be Executive Managing Director, Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Americas and Chair of the IFM Global Specialty Board, leading efforts to maximize productivity for companies worldwide
CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2014 –JLL (NYSE:JLL) has named Maureen Ehrenberg as Executive Managing Director for its Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) business in the Americas and Chair of its IFM Global Specialty Board. JLL’s IFM practice specializes in providing comprehensive corporate outsourcing services to leading local, regional and companies worldwide. An internationally recognized expert in the facility management field, Ehrenberg will provide strategic direction and expertise to a team of 8,000 who currently manage more than 760 million square feet of property in the Americas and provide leadership to the members of JLL’s Global IFM Board.
“Companies seek JLL’s real estate outsourcing services to enable them to focus on their core businesses and improve productivity,” said John Forrest, CEO of JLL Corporate Solutions in the Americas. “As one of the most highly regarded experts in outsourcing and occupancy services both regionally and globally, Maureen will provide the insight and leadership that will propel our growth.”
With more than 25 years of experience, Ehrenberg has deep expertise in providing real estate services to companies around the world. Prior to joining JLL, she held the position of Global Director of Facilities Management at CBRE, Inc. where she also held the role of Senior Managing Director for Global Corporate Services and Client Strategies. Previously, she was a Principal at Expense Management Solutions and also served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Client Services at Grubb & Ellis Company.“Through Maureen’s extensive history of working directly with companies and understanding their real estate needs, she has developed a strong track record of client service,” said Doug Sharp, President of JLL Corporate Solutions in the Americas. “This dedication to quality service, which is a core focus of JLL, will make Maureen a strong contributor to the success of our clients and our firm.”
Ehrenberg is the second Vice Chairman of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and a Board member of Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE). She also serves as Management Trustee – International Union of Operating Engineers, on the Advisory Board of Graduate School of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, as a Member of Board of Trustees at Roosevelt University and on the Real Estate Advisory Board for the New York State Teachers Retirement System. She has served on the CoreNet Global Board and as President of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago). A frequent speaker, she has been recognized with an Innovator of the Year Award by CoreNet Global and a Career Achievement Award from the Illinois Real Estate Journal.
“JLL is a world-class organization,” noted Ehrenberg. “Its culture – which focuses on client service, thought leadership, innovation and forward thinking – provides me an exciting opportunity to contribute.”
Ehrenberg earned a BSc Honours in Economics and Accountancy from The City University, London. She is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a licensed real estate broker in Illinois, a fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of Lambda Alpha International, the honorary society for land use economics.
A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This platform of transactions, lease administration, and project and facility management services is backed by expertise in consulting, workplace and portfolio strategy to provide an end-to-end service offering. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.
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About JLL JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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