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JLL Names Mary Bilbrey Americas Chief Human Resources Officer

Human resources expert to lead JLL’s talented workforce and guide HR strategy

​CHICAGO, December 15, 2015 – Mary Bilbrey, a human resources leader with 30 years of U.S. and global experience, will join JLL (NYSE:JLL) as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Americas region, effective February 2016.  She will work closely with Americas CEO Greg O’Brien, Global Chief Human Resources Officer Trish Maxson and the region’s business leaders to provide a unified, strategic approach to talent that aligns with business objectives and global human resources practices. She will be a member of the firm’s Americas Executive Committee and Global Human Resources Leadership Team. 

“Mary has demonstrated an unwavering dedication and ability to align and support the talent of an organization with the success of the company and its clients,” said O’Brien. “Our people define and differentiate our firm. Under Mary’s guidance, we will continue to build and develop our highly talented workforce by recruiting and retaining the best people who thrive within our inclusive culture, provide the highest quality services for our clients and contribute to our firm’s growth.”

Bilbrey joins JLL from multinational banking and financial services company HSBC, where she was the Head of Human Resources for HSBC USA. Prior to this role, Bilbrey held several leadership roles in HSBC’s London headquarters. She headed HR for human resources in both the company’s Global Banking and Markets business and its Global Private Bank. Additionally, as the leader of the HR transformational and design team, she designed the global HR operating model that was deployed in over 20 countries.  She also held several roles that focused on compensation, benefits, and mergers and acquisitions in the United States. 

“JLL is a leader in the real estate industry, known as a great place to work and for the high quality services its people bring to their clients,” said Bilbrey. “I look forward to building on the foundation already in place to make sure that our people continue to thrive in their careers and contribute to the success of their clients and the firm.”

Bilbrey earned a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University. She was a co-chair of the 2015 New York CHRO Leadership Summit.

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