Leading facilities management expert joins JLL Government and Education team
Pedro Ravelo brings over 25 years of facilities management experience to lead the JLL Chicago Public Schools IFM team
CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2023 – JLL announced today that it has hired Pedro Ravelo as the Account Executive to lead JLL’s Chicago Public Schools (CPS) facility management team. Ravelo’s extensive experience and proven leadership is an invaluable addition to the team, reinforcing JLL’s commitment to delivering exceptional operational performance and further strengthening the successful relationship with CPS, the third largest school district in the United States.
Ravelo brings deep industry knowledge and experience in integrated facilities management (IFM) and operations across multiple sectors, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, data centers and critical environments. His versatile background as a leader and having once served as Lead Facility Manager for CPS make him uniquely qualified to successfully lead JLL’s CPS team.
“We are thrilled to have Pedro join JLL and lead our Chicago Public Schools facilities team,” said Kevin Wayer, President, Government, Education and Infrastructure, JLL. “His extensive experience and exceptional track record in facilities management and operations make him the ideal candidate for this role.”
In his new role, Ravelo will lead the JLL team of experts providing CPS with IFM, including building engineering services, contract oversight, and performance management of CPS-contracted service vendors that comprise a mix of local, small, minority and women-owned businesses.
“I’m excited to join JLL and work with Chicago Public Schools again,” said Ravelo. “I look forward to building upon the success of JLL’s work with CPS, continuing to deliver outstanding operational performance and bringing in strategic innovations to help reduce costs. Safety remains at the core of our business, and nothing is more important to us and to CPS than the safety and well-being of their students and staff.”
CPS is the educational home to 323,291 students and 634 schools, including district-run, charter, contract and SAFE schools, with 42,844 total employees. Outsourced facilities operation, maintenance and infrastructure specialists help K-12 schools provide the best environments for their students, faculty, staff and communities they serve.
“Pedro has dedicated his career to providing exemplary facilities management across clients that serve the public,” said Chris Roth, COO, Government, Education and Infrastructure, JLL. “As a former Lead Facilities Manager for CPS some 10 years ago, he enters the role with a perspective of continuous improvement related to their unique needs.”
JLL is the premier provider of strategic real estate advisory and facilities services for education institutions as well as local, state, national and federal governments. Its national team covers the entire real estate lifecycle from strategy, public-private partnerships, facilities management and sustainability services to transaction and project management. JLL brings both the experience and expertise to convert real estate portfolios into working assets that meet operational and occupancy requirements while generating revenues and reducing costs. Visit us.jll.com/education.
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