to project management
Jamie Wallenberg finds niche career path
and drives positive industry change
Jamie Wallenberg is an Executive Vice President of Brokerage in Chicago, whose career grew from a background in studying architecture. Jamie joined JLL on the project management team right after graduation, using her architectural expertise as an owner’s representative for the interior buildouts. She assisted with design oversight, procurement, and construction management for over 2 million square feet of commercial interior renovations and relocations.
After a few years of engaging with owners and their tenants, Jamie recognized her experience could bring unique and valuable insights for tenants seeking new space. This realization, paired with her ongoing interest to step into an entrepreneurial role, sparked her to make a transformation within the firm.
“I decided to make this pivot about eight years into my career. I had the professional experience, clients, and industry knowledge to succeed,” Jamie said. “I also felt very supported by everyone around me to take this next step to fuel a career in brokerage and tenant representation.”
Along her journey, she built partnerships and had access to the resources needed to assist her move into commercial real estate brokerage. The array of technology, marketing resources, public relations and sales enablement tools all helped in nurturing relationships with her top prospects and clients.
Jamie Wallenberg, JLL Brokerage
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“I’ve done my best to embrace every potential moment of leadership throughout this journey, and I’ve reached beyond my role to enhance experiences for others,” said Jamie. “I have wholeheartedly thrown my authentic story into my career here, whether it was working to drive Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at JLL or building bridges to facilitate partnerships in my community. I’m particularly proud of the connection I made between JLL and Girls on the Run, a nonprofit focused on empowering girls through running.”
Jamie is also a founding member of CHIEF, a network designed specifically for women in leadership. The group provides executive coaching opportunities and leadership training. She first encountered CHIEF as one of her clients, and quickly realized she felt pulled toward deeper involvement. Ultimately, Jamie is eager to pave a path for others and lead by example as she continues to set goals for her own career growth at JLL.
“I think with the development of technical skills, the ability to leverage all the great experience and the people at JLL, there’s just no better place to build your brand and business. It’s a huge company, and it’s well-known from a brand perspective, but I’m really able to operate as myself within JLL.”