News release

JLL Public Institutions adds expert in education real estate to leadership

Eric Conrad will help clients in the education sector lower costs and generate revenue through campus facilities

October 20, 2021

Hannah Heilmeier

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CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2021 – JLL Public Institutions today announces Eric Conrad joins as Executive Vice President, Education. In his new role, Conrad will be responsible for working with clients and existing JLL teams to drive facilities management, transactions, public-private partnerships (P3), project management and technology strategies for JLL clients in the education sector.

Conrad brings a dynamic portfolio of expertise with him to JLL. From Fortune 500 companies to two of the nation’s largest universities, Conrad has experience managing operations and leading teams up to 2,700 employees. He has managed operating budgets as large as $840 million and real estate portfolios valued over $17.8 billion. In a previous role, Conrad oversaw a banking client with over 3,100 facilities covering 41 states. Conrad also served on the President’s Cabinet at the BYU campuses and the University of Oklahoma, overseeing many of the universities’ non-academic organizations.

“Eric is an expert at instituting smart real estate strategies that help institutions thrive,” said Kevin Wayer, President, JLL Government and Education. “Both K-12 schools and universities continue to face challenges in ensuring the health and safety of their students, faculty and staff on their campuses; Eric will be a strategic resource when it comes to reclaiming financial stability through operations.”

Conrad earned his Bachelor of Science, Engineering-Facilities Management, at Brigham-Young University with a minor in Business Management.  He earned his Master of Science, Management and Leadership at Western Governors University.

“The core mission of a campus is to deliver an exceptional education and experience to students,” said Conrad. “I’m excited to help JLL’s clients strategize their campus investments through their facilities, amenities and maintenance that ensure the promotion of vibrant communities and a sustainable future.”

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