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JLL Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Perfect score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard underscores commitment to LGBT workplace equality

CHICAGO, IL – November 18, 2015 – JLL (NYSE:JLL) earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  JLL’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in the top ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“At JLL, diversity and inclusion is not about creating advantages for some -- it is about removing barriers for all,” said Trish Maxson, Chief Human Resources Officer, JLL.  “Creating an inclusive culture is consistent with JLL’s core values and a differentiator for our people and our clients. Our perfect score on this year’s CEI index reflects our continued commitment and ensures that JLL remains a leader in the marketplace.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.  JLL joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year. For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About HRC
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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. A Fortune 500 company 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 $57.2 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