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Current responsibilities
Mr. Kay is Managing Director and Market Leader for Michigan, Ohio and Western, PA. He is responsible for business and team development, resource management and accountability for his area. His team is responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of projects on a local, regional and global basis for clients such as Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Bowling Green State University and others. Mr. Kay is currently providing executive oversight on several Corporate Regional and Headquarters Projects for Welltower, Microsoft and Westfield Insurance, to name a few. In addition and most recently, the team has secured a 3 year renewal of a contract to manage the construction of projects for The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy expanding the river walk, parks and greenway access to the river.

Mr. Kay has over 30 years of experience in business with a proven track record for building durable relationships with his clients. Mr. Kay has been the lead or executive sponsor on strategic workplace projects with Visteon, Campbell Ewald, General Motors, The University of Michigan, The University of Notre Dame and others. Mr. Kay has provided project management oversight for large development projects in Shanghai, China and in Detroit for an Automotive Supplier and a local College.

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Kay was a Director for Herman Miller, Inc for the Great Lakes Region and a Principal in Facility Matrix Group, a Herman Miller distribution partner in Michigan. Among his experiences, Mr. Kay has led national automotive and banking retail programs and corporate workplace transformation projects. Through a customer centered approach to discovery and being process driven, Mr. Kay has enjoyed an exemplary reputation for client satisfaction and delivering successful projects, on time and according to budget for his clients.

Representative clients

  • Ally Financial​
  • Campbell Ewald
  • Whirlpool
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Stryker
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bendix Corporation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • General Motors
  • Toyota
  • Welltower
  • Microsoft
  • Westfield Insurance

Education and affiliations

Mr. Kay earned a bachelor of general studies from the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kay has served as Chairman of Membership for CoreNet Global, Trustee of the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation and serves on an advisory committee for the CS Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kay is executive sponsor and advisor for the Michigan Chapters of JLL’s AABN and WBN employee resource groups.​