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Hampton Roads, VA

JLL Continues Legacy of Community Involvement in Norfolk

Hampton Roads team impacts community in 2017 with charitable support and organizational involvement

​NORFOLK, VA January 30, 2018 – JLL is proud to recognize the impact its Hampton Roads professionals had on the community throughout 2017. From engaging in charitable initiatives to joining chambers of commerce, to founding and leading local organizations such as the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), staffers continue to make a positive impact in and around Norfolk.

"As JLL's Hampton Roads office continues to grow its presence in the region, it's important to also engage with and actively contribute to the community here in Norfolk," said JLL Senior Vice President Deborah Stearns. "We're here to make an impact not only through improving communities through real estate, but also through giving back."

Key roles of staffers include:

  • Christine Young: Downtown Norfolk Council, Downtown 100; CREW Hampton Roads Program Committee & Leader of Excellence, 2017; Portsmouth Service League
  • Gregg Christoffersen: Virginia Maritime Association (VMA); CSCMP (Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals) Roundtable
  • Deborah Stearns: Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Founding member; Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; United Way of South Hampton Roads; Old Dominion University Real Estate Foundation; Hampton Roads Global Commerce Club
  • Landon Hinton: Downtown Norfolk Council, Downtown 100; Virginia Beach Chamber Board of Directors; Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; tHRive; Radford University Alumni Association President- Tidewater Chapter; We Promise Foundation and JT Walk
  • Wesley Edwards: Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
  • Kris Kennedy: Virginia Maritime Association; Norfolk Propeller Club; Virginia Tech Alumni Association-Tidewater Chapter

In addition to the roles the Hampton Roads team plays in supporting the community, they have secured 125 transactions totaling more than 1.5 million square feet and more than $77 million in total lease/sale value for Norfolk in 2017. 

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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 had $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