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CHICAGO, IL

InformationWeek Names JLL to Elite 100 for Technology Innovation

Firm’s online office marketplace HiRise named as one of “20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015”


CHICAGO, May 5, 2015 – JLL today announced its selection to the InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States for 2015. The firm was included in the publication’s annual ranking for the fourth consecutive year and honored for its new online office marketplace, HiRise, which was named by InformationWeek as one of “20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2015.”

“The merger of business strategy and technology is pivotal for offering the industry-leading client service that we provide at JLL,” said David Johnson, JLL’s Chief Information Officer. “If you get left behind, so do your clients. Our Information Technology teams work to develop smart technology strategies to keep JLL at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry and prepare our employees for today’s marketplace.”

InformationWeek selected JLL for its innovation and ability to deliver solutions that allow its employees and clients to maximize the value of their real estate portfolios. The Elite 100 is unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of business technology innovation.

"Gone are the days IT could run as an entity unto itself,” said Chris Murphy, Editor of InformationWeek. “If IT isn't part of product development, or marketing, or customer service, your company risks falling behind in the era of digital business.”

The development of HiRise was a collaboration between JLL leadership, IT, marketing and its business experts. The platform simplifies the leasing process for both landlords and tenants, offering speed and flexibility through an online marketplace that allows users to search office space and sign leases.

“JLL experts worked hand in hand with our technology teams to create a unique online marketplace for office space,” said Greg O’Brien, JLL’s CEO for the Americas. “This sort of innovation is integral to JLL’s culture and an example of how we continually drive advances in technology that help our clients make better decisions and drive value in their portfolios.”

HiRise won the firm’s annual Da Vinci award, which encourages innovation, prior to its launch in Washington, D.C. The platform currently serves select clients and is preparing for a wider local rollout in late spring. JLL will expand the platform to serve multiple U.S. locations later this year.

This is InformationWeek’s 27th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found at www.informationweek.com/elite100.

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About HiRise
HiRise is an online marketplace for office space. This first-of-its-kind platform offers landlords and tenants an open marketplace to lease office space. Backed by global real estate firm JLL, HiRise fundamentally changes the way office space is sought, transacted and shared. This approach minimizes downtime while virtually eliminating legal fees and manpower needed to transact and provides flexibility, access and most importantly, speed to occupancy. Landlords can now efficiently monetize and promote available space directly to tenants at pre-negotiated rates so that the entire lease process is easier. For more information, please visit www.hirise.com.

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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 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.