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JLL Strengthens Workplace Strategy Team with Kirschner Appointment in New York

Phil Kirschner to lead workplace strategy consulting in the U.S. Northeast region

CHICAGO, June 22, 2015 – JLL continues to expand its Strategic Consulting group with the appointment of Phil Kirschner, Senior Vice President in the Workplace Strategy team. Based in New York City, Kirschner will help JLL clients in the Northeast United States create and implement innovative workplace strategies that boost employee engagement and productivity as well as optimize facility use.

“Phil is a proven innovator and leader in workplace strategy and with his data and analytics expertise, a valuable addition to our team,” said Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, Workplace Strategy Americas, JLL. “Phil’s expertise will help our clients create workplace strategies that deliver productivity and competitive advantage.”

Kirschner joins JLL with more than 13 years of experience in leading and advising multi-disciplinary change and process improvement initiatives at Credit Suisse. Most recently, he led workplace strategy for the Americas and managed occupancy monitoring and visualization projects for the global portfolio.

In this role, Kirschner helped develop the company’s “Smart Working” program, comprising best practices for adopting policies, workspace designs, mobile technologies and change management to address evolving workplace preferences and reduce occupancy expenses. Recently recognized with a Workplace Innovation Award from the International Facility Management Association’s New York City chapter, Smart Working now comprises 14,000 staff across seven countries. Kirschner was also instrumental in the development of global space and furniture guidelines.

Kirschner holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Washington University, with concentrations in artificial intelligence and robotics; he is a Six Sigma Green Belt.  He is often cited as a workplace strategy expert and is a frequent speaker at events hosted by organizations such as CoreNet Global, Bisnow, WORKTECH, American Institute of Architects and NAIOP.

A leader in real estate outsourcing, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations and public institutions 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 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.

About JLL
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