JLL wins diversity award from Mortgage Bankers Association

Firm recognized for ‘comprehensive, multi-faceted’ diversity and inclusion program

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2018 — JLL (NYSE: JLL) has been recognized with the 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The award celebrates company initiatives that were specifically developed and designed to increase internal diversity and inclusion within a company's leadership and employee base.

Mary Bilbrey, JLL Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas, said, "We're proud to accept this award, which follows several other diversity accolades we've received recently. We are committed to continuous improvement in this area, and to making professional opportunity as accessible as possible to all our employees so they, and our clients, achieve their ambitions."  

Company initiatives were scored by a group of judges consisting of MBA staff and a member company. The companies were scored based on: the quality of their overall submission; identification of a target audience and annual goals; demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise; replicability of the program; innovative program approaches; and program success in broadening the culture of the organization through the values of diversity and inclusion.

"JLL's submission detailed a comprehensive, multi-faceted program that embraces the core concept that diversity and inclusion must be deliberate and intentional," said Christopher M. George, MBA Chairman-Elect, Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial. "By demonstrating commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees, hands-on involvement from executive leadership and hosting a suite of events for women and minority employees, JLL proves the business case for focusing on diversity and inclusion within a company's own ranks."

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has collected the following U.S. and global awards in the last year:


  • One of World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 11th year in a row
  • LinkedIn Top Companies, second year in a row
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, fourth year in a row
  • 2018 Military Friendly® Employer, Victory Media
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE's 50 Best Companies for Diversity


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit