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Current responsibilities
Elaine Melonides is JLL’s Global and Americas Head of Lease Administration. She provides transformational leadership vision and direction for the firm’s Lease Administration platform, including driving growth, enabling the adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and business intelligence to create smarter portfolios and driving innovation. Elaine also leads JLL’s Global Lease Administration Board. 

Previous experience
​Elaine has more than 26 years of experience which includes account management, innovation and product development, tenant representation, portfolio strategy, lease administration, project and facility management. 

Prior to this role, Elaine served for three years as the Global Client Relationship Manager for the P&G account – one of JLL’s largest and most strategic global accounts. Under Elaine's leadership, the team implemented a successful global portfolio optimization plan, innovated a groundbreaking employee experience program, and created a roadmap for the next generation of the relationship which informed our Corporate Solutions’ vision of the future.

Before leading the P&G account, Elaine held a number of senior roles within JLL, including overseeing the Corporate Solutions Service Lines and Account Management in the U.S. Elaine also worked with our Markets/Brokerage partners, leading a team of IPS brokers who executed client-focused portfolio strategy in Chicago.

Elaine is a Board member for the Chicago area of Junior Achievement, and a member of CoreNet and Impact 100 Chicago.

Client Experience

  • P&G
  • BP
  • HSBC
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Ernest & Young
  • Skadden Arps
  • McKinsey​


  • Real Estate Forum- Women of Influence 2008,  2012
  • Co-founded Women's Forum
  • Crain's –Tennant  Broker of the Year 2008 , Deal of the Year 2007
  • CoStar Power Broker 2007-09


  • Bachelors of Arts – Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois
  • Masters of Management –MBA, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management​​