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Current responsibilities

Deanna is an Associate in the Integrated Portfolio Services group, specializing in portfolio management and corporate real estate strategy to ultimately provide her clients significant occupancy cost savings. She is the single point of contact and Account Lead for Paradigm Tax Group's 30-location U.S. portfolio and provides transactional support for various other corporate clients including Qualfon, Capital One and Zurich/Farmers Insurance. Additionally, she advises local clients on their real estate requirements, including relocations, expansions, dispositions and acquisitions.

Previous experience

Prior to her current role, Deanna was the Practice Group Lead for the Midwest Markets Tenant Representation group.  In this role, she established new and grew existing industry practice groups including the Headquarters Practice Group, Occupier Development Services, and Contact Center Solutions. 

Before joining the Tenant Representation group, Deanna served as the Americas Knowledge Manager for Project and Development Services.  Her responsibilities included managing all sales and marketing content on behalf of more than 1,500 project managers.

Prior to joining JLL, Deanna was an Associate at MacGregor Global Investments. She was responsible for consulting programs focused on corporate growth strategy, investment strategy development, private equity real estate product design, marketing material creation and operational due diligence. She also led institutional capital raising campaigns covering investors and pension consultants for global commingled fund and separate account programs.

Education and affiliations

Deanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Social Policy from Northwestern University and resides in Chicago, Illinois. 

She is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and earned FINRA Series 7, 66 and 79 licenses. Deanna sings as a Soprano II in the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and sits on the Advisory Board of Camp Kesem Northwestern. Additionally, she is a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor and member of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter's Associate Board. Deanna is also the Communications Lead and a Board Member for the Chicago chapter of JLL's Women's Business Network.