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Roger T. Staubach is Executive Chairman of JLL Americas, a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. Roger’s role is focusing on client relationships, new business development and strategy. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2017 global revenue of $7.9 billion, JLL serves clients in 80 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 300 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 4.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the worlds largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $58.1 billion of assets under management.
Prior to joining forces with JLL, Roger was Executive Chairman of The Staubach Company, a market leading global real estate advisory firm that delivered cost-effective solutions for office, industrial and retail clients. When Roger entered the commercial real estate industry in 1977 the concept of “user representation” was not widely practiced. He saw the potential in this idea and was committed from the outset that The Staubach Company would exclusively represent users of space.
He expanded services to meet clients' ever-changing requirements. Areas of expertise included strategic consulting, site selection, acquisition, disposition, construction consulting / project management, real estate administration, portfolio management, facility management, business and economic incentives and financing and capital solutions. The Staubach Company’s 1,600 people served 3,000+ clients from 70 North American offices and completed 7,280 transactions totaling $28 billion and 200 million square feet during the fiscal year 2007.
Known for its unparalleled standard of business and personal ethics, the company served the following clients: Advanced Micro Devices, Blockbuster Inc., Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Carter & Burgess, Cisco Systems, CVS Corporation, Office Max, Patterson Companies, PBS, PepsiCo, Science Applications International Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, T-Mobile USA, Target, Time Warner Cable, United Stationers and Wachovia Corporation.
In July 2008, The Staubach Company merged with JLL, bringing together the unique strengths of two powerful organizations into one integrated global company.
A 1965 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in engineering, Roger served four years as a Navy officer. After the Navy he joined the Dallas Cowboys professional football team and launched his real estate career while playing football.
Roger serves on the board of directors of JLL, AMR Corporation and Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and was the Chairman of the Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV which was held in North Texas in 2011. He continues to be involved with The Children’s Cancer Fund, the United States Naval Academy Foundation and numerous other civic, charitable, and professional organizations.
Honors and awards
Among the many honors bestowed upon Roger are Commercial Property News’ "Corporate Services Executive of the Year" (four times), the 2006 Congressional Medal of Honor “Patriot Award,” the NCAA "Teddy Roosevelt Award” for being one of the “100 Most Influential NCAA Student-Athletes,” the American Jewish Congress "Torch of Conscience Award," and the United States Naval Academy "Distinguished Graduate.” Additionally, he was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, was honored as a “Texas Legend” by the Galleria Chamber of Commerce, was presented the annual "Spirit of Generations Award" by The Senior Source of Dallas, received the North Texas Entrepreneurs Foundation’s “2005 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award,” presented the "Inaugural Award for Excellence in American Entrepreneurship" from the Bard Business School at the University of Colorado, Denver, given the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors’ “Hall of Fame Award”, selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas for the “2007 Natural Leader Award,” given the “J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award” from the SMU Cary M. Maguire Center, named Dallas Business Journal’s “2007 Business Person of the Year”, and in 2007 he was presented the “Horatio Alger Award” and inducted as a lifelong member by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.