News release

JLL awarded DC’s Business Attraction Ambassador Award

Inaugural award recognizes contributions and support of DC’s economic initiatives

January 26, 2024

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 2024 - JLL announced today it has been awarded the inaugural Business Attraction Ambassador Award given by Destination DC and in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Deputy Mayor Nina Albert presented the award, which recognizes JLL as a champion for promoting DC as a place to do business, to Chris Molivadas, Mid-Atlantic Lead of JLL at a celebratory luncheon at the Riggs Hotel.

“It is my absolute honor to accept this award on behalf of JLL and all my hardworking colleagues who love our nation’s capital and call this great city home,” stated Molivadas. “We are fortunate to have a Mayor and Deputy Mayor who are allies to the business community and put in place innovative programs that enable our clients to grow and thrive in DC.”

Two JLL clients, Virtru, a data-encryption technology company, and Quadrant Strategies, a research-driven consultancy, recently leased new office space in the District. Both companies took advantage of the Vitality Fund incentive program which provides multi-year, performance-based grants to companies that relocate to or expand in DC and create new jobs.

“We are grateful to JLL for being a tremendous partner with DMPED team in attracting new companies, as well as retaining and growing our current economic base,” said Nina Albert, Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. “JLL's dedication to showcasing DC as an ideal place to do business has earned them this well-deserved recognition, and together we will continue to let businesses and people know why there’s Only One DC.”

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