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Bob Best directs energy and sustainability services for the firm’s investor clients – with responsibilities that include new business development, energy reduction programs, client sustainability efforts, performance metrics, operating standards and training.

He is a LEED® Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council and a Green Globes Professional through the Green Building Initiative.

Through 2009, as Product Director for Property Management, Bob was responsible for designing, developing and implementing all aspects of the property management service product.

In his prior role, he headed Americas Marketing, including Market Research. He also headed Leasing and Management’s Central Services group and was responsible for overseeing Technical Services, Human Resources, Information Management, Quality Implementation and Real Estate Tax Administration.

When he joined JLL in 1986, Bob served for four years as General Manager of Two First National Plaza, a 350,000 s.f. office building in downtown Chicago. He then served in a variety of management positions in the Central Services group.

Prior to joining the company, Bob was Manager of Strategic Planning for Container Corporation of America, a unit of Mobil Corporation, where he also served as Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications.

Bob holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.