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CHICAGO, IL

JLL Appoints Business Intelligence and Analytics Leader Ken Nigro


CHICAGO, IL—July 12, 2016 – As JLL (NYSE: JLL) continues to make strategic investments in the best corporate real estate (CRE) business intelligence (BI) and technology talent, it has appointed Ken Nigro to lead BI & Analytics for the firm's Corporate Solutions business in the Americas. He will be based in Chicago.

"Arming our clients with the best data and smarter insights to make more informed and strategic business decisions has never been more important," said Richard Brown, Global Head of Business Intelligence and Analytics at JLL. "Ken is the latest example of our commitment to bring the best and most experienced talent to optimize our BI strategy in the Americas."

Nigro brings more than 20 years of diverse leadership experience to this new role and joins JLL from the Walt Disney Company, where he most recently served as Director, Human Resources Business Intelligence and Analytics. Prior to his tenure at The Walt Disney Company he worked with Bank of America for eight years.  At Bank of America, he held a number of senior data and business intelligence leadership roles across the company's global corporate, investment banking, e-commerce, retail and marketing divisions.

A long-standing expert in data and analytics, Nigro began his career developing database and reporting systems with Motorola, before moving to Hyperion Solutions, where he served as the principal data integration consultant deploying their business intelligence solutions to clients during his five years with the company.  Nigro holds a master's of science in business intelligence and analytics and is completing a second master's degree in predictive analytics; he also has an undergraduate degree in molecular biology.

"His extensive and remarkable experience is another example of how we continue appoint the best talent in this emerging field from outside the CRE industry," said Brown.

Nigro's appointment comes after a year of major milestones that accelerate JLL's position in leading commercial real estate (CRE) technology advances – from launching and winning with RED, the industry's first scalable data and insights platform, to acquiring Corrigo, a pioneer in cloud-based facility management solutions, and BRG, a recognized expert in workplace technology consulting and implementation.

About JLL Corporate Solutions
JLL's Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios. With advanced data, analytics, business intelligence and technology, JLL helps manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services that help corporations improve business performance, manage expenses and enhance profitability. 

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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 $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $58.3 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