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JLL expands higher education expertise with new facilities management leader

Ron Gregory hired as Executive Vice President for national Facilities Management role

CHICAGO, May 31, 2017 – JLL (NYSE:JLL) announced today the appointment of facilities management executive, Ron Gregory. With more than 38 years of experience in the facility and operations management industry, Gregory will lead JLL's Integrated Facilities Management business for the higher education sector across the U.S.

"Ron is a force in the facilities management world owing to his deep understanding of the needs of institutional clients and his hands-on leadership style," said Kevin Wayer, co-lead of JLL's Public Institutions business. "Ron's extensive experience and reputation as a leader in the highly specialized facilities management world makes him a perfect fit for JLL and our clients."

Based in the Midwest, Gregory joins from Sodexo in Chicago where he managed a division of more than 4,200 employees and worked closely with key decision makers, presidents and CFOs of major corporations, universities and private independent schools. Prior to this he was with the Sears Holding Corporation for 30 years, working in various senior management positions in operations and facilities management.

Gregory holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business from the University of California. He serves as an advisory board member of the Presidential Committee of Ottawa College in Kansas and Arizona.

JLL's integrated facility management professionals measure and manage the performance of buildings, which includes maximizing the efficiency of real estate staff, optimizing spend through strategic sourcing and reducing energy costs by lowering consumption.

JLL is the premier provider of strategic real estate advisory for local, state, national and federal governments as well as public and higher education institutions. Its national team covers the entire real estate lifecycle from strategy, public private partnerships, facilities management and sustainability services to transaction and project management. JLL brings both the experience and expertise to convert real estate portfolios into working assets that meet operational and occupancy requirements while generating revenues and reducing costs.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 78,000. As of March 31, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management has $58.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit