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JLL adds IoT expert to expand global smart building program into Canada

Patrick Ferguson brings specialized expertise in IoT and portfolio energy solutions

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 – JLL continues to strengthen its rapidly growing Smart Building Program with the appointment of Patrick Ferguson as Solutions Architect. Based in Toronto, Ferguson joins the JLL smart building team with more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate management and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

Patrick Ferguson.jpgIn his new role, Ferguson will help clients develop and deploy smart building and smart workplace technologies in their facilities to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and well-being. Throughout his career, he has led national implementations of portfolio energy programs, IoT solutions, and integrated smart building technologies in corporate and retail facilities.

"Client demand for smart building solutions is growing exponentially, as companies realize how IoT technology can transform their facilities and create better, more efficient work environments," said Darlene Pope, Executive Vice President and Global Practice Lead for the JLL Smart Building Program. "Our clients will benefit from Patrick's hands-on experience with integrated smart workplace technologies that are fundamental to enabling the Future of Work."

Ferguson bolsters the JLL Smart Building Program team, which continues investing in top talent globally under Pope's leadership, including Akshay Thakur, EMEA Director for the Smart Building Program; Dan Burns, Yann PalmoreMike Carter, and Mike DeNamur in the Americas; and a robust global team of engineers and solutions architects. This appointment expands the JLL Smart Building Program into Canada to deliver the group's global expertise to JLL's Canadian clients.

Prior to joining the Smart Building Program, Ferguson was part of a major JLL client account team. He developed and deployed IoT solutions for smart, integrated buildings that drove outstanding financial returns for the energy and sustainability program, while enabling greater operational visibility and control for the Integrated Facilities Management team.  

Ferguson holds a bachelor of commerce in management economics from The University of Guelph with a computer science minor, and a master's degree in business administration from Queen's University.

JLL's Smart Building Program provides a comprehensive set of consulting, design, and engineering services to help clients develop a holistic strategy for building and workplace technology to deliver operational efficiencies, space optimization and a more productive work environment.

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 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 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