News release

Government real estate expert strengthens JLL Public Institutions team

Kameshia Freeman will provide solutions development to public sector clients nationally

November 04, 2021

Hannah Heilmeier

Occupier PR, Industries and PDS
+1 715 571 2094

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2021 – JLL Public Institutions today announces Kameshia Freeman joins as Senior Vice President, Public Institutions. Freeman will provide solutions development by building on JLL Public Institution’s national client base and leading performance in the public sector.

Prior to joining JLL, Freeman served as Chief Operating Officer at a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm, while simultaneously serving as advisor for a private equity firm. Freeman also spent 21 years with the federal government, which included holding the role of Director for the Center for Broker Services in the Office of Leasing with the General Services Administration (GSA).

“Kameshia has an unparalleled expertise in refining operations, systems, contracts, and policies,” said Kevin Wayer, President, JLL Government and Education. “Her deep roots in the public sector combined with her background as a commercial real estate leader will bolster our team’s presence and provide tremendous value to our clients.”

Freeman is a cum laude graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. In 2003, she received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Dallas Baptist University. Freeman holds a Real Property Administrator designation through Building Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMA) and is a licensed realtor in Texas.

Freeman has received numerous awards and served on several regional and national committees. Under her leadership, her prior team was a recipient of the 2020 GSA Acquisition Innovation in Action Award for the development of GSA Leasing Support Services (GLS) Plus broker contract. In addition, they were also the recipients of the 2016 Project Management Award and the 2016 Real Property Innovation Special Achievement Award for GSA’s predecessor broker contract, GLS. Freeman was also recognized for her support in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts.  

“JLL’s mission to be of service to the federal government while maintaining high ethical standards is what excited me most about joining the organization,” said Freeman. “I’m excited to partner with federal agencies and help develop solutions. In this role, I will continue to do what I love—lead, create, and serve.”

About JLL Public Institutions

JLL is the premier provider of strategic real estate advisory for local, state, national and federal governments as well as public and higher education institutions. Its national team covers the entire real estate lifecycle from strategy, public private partnerships, facilities management and sustainability services to transaction and project management. JLL brings both the experience and expertise to convert real estate portfolios into working assets that meet operational and occupancy requirements while generating revenues and reducing costs. Visit us.jll.com/government


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.