News release

JLL Bolsters Chicago Tenant Representation Team with Three Female Hires

Sarah Silva, Bess Cooney and Nicole Becker join JLL, bringing strong female leaders and rising stars to the firm’s Chicago office

March 30, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312-288-3950

CHICAGO, March 30, 2023 – JLL announced that Sarah Silva, Bess Cooney and Nicole Becker have joined the firm’s tenant representation team in Chicago. The trio will bolster the Chicago tenant representation team, bringing a wealth of experience in strategic real estate planning and portfolio management. Silva, Cooney, and Becker will focus on office tenant representation assisting clients in aligning real estate with their immediate and long-term business goals.

The Chicago tenant representation team is led by Senior Managing Director Todd Mintz.

“Hiring and empowering female leaders is a core tenant of our culture, and I am excited to welcome these three strong and gifted leaders to our team,” remarked Andrea VanGelder, JLL international director. “Each of them will bring tremendous value to our teams and clients as we continue to grow in the competitive Chicago real estate market.”

“Adding these three rising stars will strengthen our tenant representation team and grow our ability to best serve existing and future clients,” added Mintz. “Their experience in the market coupled with their approach to commercial real estate strategy and portfolio management while using cutting-edge platform technologies will help us continue to help our clients succeed.” 

Prior to JLL, the brokers served at Colliers in the tenant representation team where they managed national accounts, completed local and national transactions at Fortune 500 companies, developed new business and promoted and empowered other female leaders in the commercial real estate industry.

“As the commercial real estate industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it’s key for us to align ourselves with a global brand that is staying ahead of the curve. I am excited to be joining a company that is committed to setting the standard for the industry,” noted Silva, JLL Vice President.

"I am thrilled to join JLL; their unparalleled technology and resources will ensure our clients are receiving the best service possible,” added Cooney, JLL Vice President.

“JLL's cutting-edge approach to commercial real estate perfectly aligns with my passion for the future of the industry. I am eager to bring my fresh perspective and drive to the table,” said Becker, JLL Associate.

Nationally, JLL is committed to creating a culture of gender partnership to recruit, develop, retain and empower the best women in the commercial real estate industry. For the fourth consecutive year, in 2023 JLL was named to Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which tracks the performance of public companies dedicated to reporting gender-related data. 

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