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JLL Expands Public Institutions Business with Key Hire

JLL hires Doug Rowles to lead growth of Facility Management for Public Institutions group

WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 – JLL announced today that Doug Rowles has joined the firm as a Managing Director to lead the growth of Integrated Facility Management (IFM) for firm’s Public Institutions practice. Rowles brings nearly 25 years of experience in facilities management – in both the commercial and government markets and will based in Washington, DC.

Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Development for the Government Services Division of a Fortune 500 company. During his tenure, he led the expansion of the facility services business into a variety of Federal Government agencies, including the DoD, NASA, The Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Engraving, and the GSA.  He also spearheaded entry into new markets, including facility services for laboratories and healthcare facilities. He is a proven business development executive, who has led long-term management contracts for federal government facilities and installations.

“Doug has a passion for business development, which he has focused on for the past 20 years,” said Barry Scribner, Co-President JLL Public Institutions Practice Group. “He has pioneered a consultative sales approach to facilities management, and this will give our clients the very best service and advice required to maximize the use of their facilities.”

Rowles began his career with NASA, at the Kennedy Space Center, serving as a Launch Site Support Manager.  In this role he had to ensure the facilities at the space center were properly configured to support the unique needs of NASA’s life sciences missions.  For the past 20 years, he has focused on business development for facilities management.  

“With the addition of Doug, JLL is well positioned to provide Government agencies the same level of value and service in facility management that we have been providing Fortune 500 companies over the past 10 years,” said Kevin Wayer, Co-President, JLL Public Institutions Practice. “Doug has proven experience in transferring commercial best practices to the government market, and he brings the kind of business development acumen needed to take our IFM practice to the next level.”

About JLL
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