News release

JLL appoints Jaymie Gelino as Chief Operating Officer of Project and Development Services team

Jaymie Gelino is a strategic leader with a strong understanding of the real estate business through her 14 years at JLL

May 23, 2023

Sarah Kern

Retail, Industrial and Property Management PR
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CHICAGO, May 23, 2023 – JLL announced the appointment of Jaymie Gelino to Chief Operating Officer of Project and Development Services (PDS). Effective immediately, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of PDS’ operations efforts to drive efficiency, process improvement and scalability of JLL’s offerings. She reports to Todd Burns, President, Project and Development Services, Americas, JLL and is based in Chicago.

“Jaymie’s leadership will be a critical role as we continue to evolve our operating model and focus on simplification and consistency of our business,” Burns said. “Her proven forward-looking thinking will help deliver innovative and effective solutions for our valued clients.”

Prior to her new role, Gelino served as Chief Operating Officer of JLL’s Design Solutions group and as a finance business partner for multiple Markets businesses. Under Gelino’s leadership, the Design Solutions business, formally Big Red Rooster, strategically grew the architectural entity, acquired multi-state licensure, and expanded into the office sector. These investments enabled the business to grow 30 percent in revenue and double in contribution income.

“I am excited to apply my experience to help JLL’s Project and Development Service team build on its strong global platform and scale its operations for continued growth and success,” Gelino said. “I look forward to contributing to sustainable change and improving operational resilience and flexibility that will optimize JLL’s operational efficiency and globally aligned client services.”

JLL Project and Development Services is a leader in the development, design, construction and branding of commercial real estate projects for the world’s most prominent corporations, educational institutions, public jurisdictions, healthcare organizations, industrial facilities, retailers, hotels, sports facilities and real estate owners. Ranked No. 1 Top Development Company by Modern Healthcare, No. 3 in Building Design + Construction’s 2021 Construction Management Giants survey, No. 43 on Interior Design Top 100 Giants and No. 2 on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 50 Program Management Firms and No. 4 on their 2022 list of Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, JLL’s project management team comprises 8,500 project managers across 80 countries and is actively managing $99.4 billion under construction. Visit to learn more.

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For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit