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Increasing Demand for Workplace Strategy Programs Spurs Team Growth

JLL adds seasoned workplace advisor Ed Nolan to its national Workplace Strategy practice

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2014 – As corporations continue to use the workplace to drive staff engagement and productivity, JLL expands its national Workplace Strategy team with the addition of Ed Nolan as Senior Vice President. Based in Chicago, Nolan will lead JLL’s Workplace Strategy practice for the central United States region.

“Ed is truly a pioneer in corporate workplace strategy, and has a proven track record of incorporating technology and analytics into workplace transformations,” said Bernice Boucher, JLL’s Workplace Strategy lead in the Americas. “Companies today are using the workplace to deliver shareholder value through employee productivity and asset efficiencies, and Ed’s deep experience in change management, integrated business processes and data-driven technology initiatives will support our growing clients’ needs.” 

A seasoned workplace advisor, Nolan has more than 15 years of experience in using sophisticated analytics in workplace strategies to drive both corporate real estate efficiencies and workforce engagement. He has successfully led global workplace change initiatives, including building teams that incorporate all levels of organizations to support corporate workplace programs.

Prior to joining JLL, Nolan served as Director of Enterprise Business Development for LiquidSpace, the largest real-time marketplace for professional meeting and office spaces. In this role, he built the company’s enterprise business from inception, including partnerships with JLL and Marriott, to create workplace solutions such as workspaces-on-demand.

Nolan also served as HP’s Director of Global Workplace for 13 years. He developed and grew HP’s corporate workplace strategy into a global competitive advantage serving 400,000 employees at more than 700 locations encompassing 60 million square feet of space. During his tenure, HP’s Global Workplace Initiative had employee satisfaction ratings of 75 percent and reduced square feet per person by 50 percent, delivering $500 million in annual savings. This program received industry recognition for its alignment with HP’s goals, a fact-based voice of the customer approach to driving workplace change and collaboration across the corporate real estate, IT and HR functions. 

Nolan earned a MBA from the University of Illinois and a B.A. from Duke University. He is a graduate of HP’s Top 3 Percent Potential Program and Duke University’s Functional Manager Program. Nolan has professional affiliations with CoreNet Global, IFMA, NewWow and Workplace Evolutionaries. 

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 $53.0 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​