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JLL Expands Midwest Healthcare Team

Industry leaders Greg Gerber, Sarah Cogswell and Scott Merz join Midwest healthcare practice

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2016 – JLL is strengthening its corporate and healthcare solutions capabilities with the addition of industry leaders, Greg Gerber, Sarah Cogswell and Scott Merz to its Midwest practice group. Gerber joins JLL as a Senior Managing Director and Cogswell and Merz join as Senior Vice President and Vice President respectively. Their significant and deep experience across healthcare and corporate real estate, will reinforce the company's expertise in delivering real estate and facilities solutions to the evolving healthcare industry.

"Healthcare institutions are increasingly relying on experts to enhance the patient experience, improve clinical outcomes and drive financial performance," said Dan Ryan, Midwest Market Director for JLL. "Their wealth of market knowledge and healthcare industry insights will provide tremendous value to our clients throughout the Midwest."

The industry veterans have a proven track record in the healthcare industry through their work with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and vast experience across large corporate clients outside of healthcare, including CNA Insurance, which provides an excellent opportunity to extend the JLL platform to those clients. 

Gerber most recently served as Executive Vice President with Savills Studley, where he led several teams for healthcare and corporate clients and developed strategies to reduce real estate and occupancy-related expenses. Prior, he led the Strategic Advisory Group at The John Buck Company, alongside Cogswell and Merz. Cogswell has completed more than five million square feet of real estate transactions while Merz brings with him an extensive background in strategic real estate consulting and analysis for corporate, not-for-profits and national law firms.

A leading national provider of healthcare facility management services, JLL Healthcare Solutions has 1,400 dedicated professionals who oversee and provide service to 136 acute care hospitals and manage 133 million square feet of healthcare-related facilities with 123,000 beds.

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 $59.1 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