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Current responsibilities
Karen Wilson is a Managing Director in JLL’s Dallas office. Ms. Wilson designs and manages service teams who implement asset management programs for large scale real estate portfolios.  Her major clients have recently included Verizon, BNSF Railway and Kansas City Southern.

 
Experience
Ms. Wilson has a broad depth of commercial real estate experience spanning over 25 years including real estate development, project leasing, and brokerage.  Over the last several years, Ms. Wilson has focused her skills to meet the needs of major corporate users. In this role, she has worked with clients in developing a wide variety of solutions to corporate real estate problems. These solutions span a range of services, from the disposition of large, special purpose facilities to full real estate outsourcing. Most recently, Ms. Wilson has taken a single railroad account and expanded it into the JLL Practice Group that is made up of 65 dedicated professionals. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she had worked for The Staubach Company since 1994 (The Staubach Company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008).
 
Education, professional and charitable affiliations
Ms. Wilson holds a graduate degree (Cum Laude) from Texas Christian University; a graduate certificate in finance from Southern Methodist University; and a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University.

Ms. Wilson has been actively involved several professional organizations over the years including CoreNet and the Real Estate Council and she is a past president of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She is a former Board member for the Dallas Park South YMCA, and former Board member for the Dallas Chapter of the American Heart Association, where she was a recipient of the 2004 Award of Merit. Ms. Wilson is a founding member of Women with Heart. She was also a founding member of United Way's Women of Tocqueville.

As a top producer at The Staubach Company, Ms. Wilson received multiple recognitions for her performance including: Staubach Top Achiever Award winner (12x), Staubach MVP award (2x), Staubach Champion of Excellence, Staubach Top Gun (5x), and recognition as the Top Producer within JLL in 2010 and 2011. Additionally she was named to the "Hot Broker List in 2006” by Commercial Property News. In 2014, Ms. Wilson received the JLL Lifetime Top Gun Award.