News release

JLL Property Management expands services to multifamily

Lela Cirjakovic will lead the Property Management services for multifamily communities in America

September 21, 2022

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2022 – JLL announced today the addition of multifamily to its Property Management business. The new Multifamily Property Management group will be led by Managing Director Lela Cirjakovic, who is based in Chicago.

With nearly 30 years of experience in real estate asset management, Cirjakovic will work with national and regional leaders to focus on building and growing client relations across the multifamily platform. Prior to JLL, Cirjakovic served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Waterton, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm, where she had direct oversight of Waterton’s portfolio of multifamily properties.

“Our multifamily management experts, supported by JLL’s Property Management platform, will provide clients unfettered access to industry expert services, resources and attention needed to ensure best-in-class service and property performance,” said Cirjakovic. “I spent the majority of my career on the ownership side, and I will continue to bring that owner mindset to every community we serve.”

Previously, JLL has offered property management services for office, industrial, retail and life science spaces. The addition of multifamily property management to the JLL platform will allow clients to capitalize on the rising sector by offering proactive management​, experiential resident programming, industry-leading proptech solutions​, on-site property teams equipped with best practices and procedures and operational excellence that pushes for a higher service standard. Additionally, this expansion allows JLL to serve as a client’s single source provider in mixed-use assets.

“We are thrilled to have Lela lead the new Multifamily Property Management group with JLL,” said Mark Zettl, President of JLL Property Management. “With the addition of this group, JLL will serve as an impactful resource to our clients within a thriving sector in commercial real estate.”

JLL’s 2,300 property management experts in the U.S. provide comprehensive real estate services in more than 3,800 buildings totaling more than 745 million square feet.

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