News release

JLL names Scott Barras new Work Dynamics lead for Canada

Barras joins JLL to drive real estate portfolio value and sustainability solutions for Canada-based clients amid industry transformation

May 09, 2024

Diana Gavrila

Communications Manager
+1 514 905 5004

TORONTO, May 9, 2024 – JLL announced today that it has appointed Scott Barras to oversee business operations and drive growth as Work Dynamics Canada Lead. Barras will execute a strategic vision to help clients primarily based and operating in Canada drive maximum value from their real estate portfolios at a time when more organizations are turning to JLL for technology, talent, workplace and sustainability solutions.

“As part of our strategy to provide specialized expertise and capabilities across geographies, we are invested in Canada as a significant growth market,” said Cheryl Carron, JLL Chief Operating Officer, Work Dynamics Americas. “Scott is a dynamic leader whose significant experience as a service provider client, paired with our talented team of Canadian experts, position him well to anticipate and respond to client needs as the industry continues to evolve.”

Barras has 18 years of experience in corporate real estate, with a recent focus on workplace strategy, portfolio transformation and project management across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. As Work Dynamics Canada Lead, he will focus on enhancing partnerships with local and diverse suppliers; driving efficiency and innovation across processes, technologies and business lines; and bolstering Canadian talent recruitment, retention and development efforts. He will work closely with JLL Canada Markets and Capital Markets to enable growth through industry specialization and a deeper understanding of the Canadian market and regulations. Newly based in Toronto, he reports to Carron and leads a team of Work Dynamics specialists across the country.

Scott Barras, JLL

“The future of work, sustainability and technology have met at a critical intersection, and it’s exciting to be a part of guiding clients through the transformational changes happening in the workplace and its growing significance in our lives and communities,” Barras said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of JLL and look forward to forging strong relationships with our clients and partners as the real estate industry moves toward a more sustainable future.”

Barras joins JLL from Standard Chartered Bank, where he most recently served as Global Head of Workplace in Singapore. He is actively involved with CoreNet Global and was honored with their Singapore CRE Executive of the Year Award in 2022. 

Barras’ appointment is part of several significant advancements in the Work Dynamics Americas organization. Work Dynamics aligned U.S. client accounts in 2023 under industry vertical divisions, bringing together expertise around common industry processes, technologies, regulations and sustainability ambitions. Additionally, JLL named Amanda Kross to Americas Regional Growth Lead for its Global Consulting business in January 2024. These actions have increased client value and strengthened connectivity between JLL experts around the world, reinforcing JLL as a global leader shaping the future of real estate for a better world.

JLL Work Dynamics enables the world’s greatest organizations to do their best work. We manage facilities, projects and portfolios to shape a better world of work. With more than 60,000 local and global specialists, the team enables clients to enhance the performance of their portfolios and people to see what’s possible in a more sustainable and inclusive built environment. Through technology enabled solutions, Work Dynamics creates safe and inspiring spaces around the world for people to collaborate, innovate and drive meaningful change anywhere that work is performed. Work Dynamics manages over 2 billion square feet of real estate and has averted more than 112,700 metric tons of CO2e by advising clients on renewable energy projects. For more information, visit JLL’s Occupier Services page.

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About JLL

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 108,000 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