Ellen Herman

Ellen Herman

Executive Vice President

Current responsibilities
Ellen Herman is an Executive Vice President and National Director at JLL. She leads the Non Profit Practice Group for the organization. 

Ellen is experienced in a wide variety of transactions including strategic plans, leases, purchases, sales, tax exempt financing and complex construction projects. She is skilled at leading an organization through the assessment and implementation of a real estate assignment.

Her leadership at both the Board and staff level allows many organizations to successfully navigate the financial, political, tax and human capital impacts of a real estate decision.

Years of experience
26 years

Ellen began her career with Boston Properties as a construction  manager. In this capacity, she was responsible for construction in the Washington, DC metropolitan area of both new building construction and tenant fit-out totaling in excess of 2 million square feet.

Prior to the merger with JLL Ellen was a Principal with The Staubach Company in the New York office. She also lead the Design and Construction Consulting Division for the Washington office and in 1995 founded the Non Profit Practice Group for the company and lead assignments with organizations such as the Smithsonian, the District of Columbia and the Public Broadcasting System.

Key transactions

  • Unites States Secret Service 

  • United States Postal Service 

  • District of Columbia Government

  • National Cable and Telecommunications Association

  • American Medical Association

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

  • National Public Radio  

  • Public Broadcasting Service   

  • Common Cause 

  • International Center for Research on Women


  • Hazelden 

  • Independent Sector

  • National Association of Attorneys General 

  • Smithsonian

  • National Mining Association

  • American Red Cross

  • American Public Health Association


  • Top Gun 2006

  • Top Achiever 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007

  • Costar Power Broker 2007

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University.

Currently, Ellen serves on the Board of the League Treatment Center in Brooklyn. She is a past President of Corporate Real Estate Women (CREW) and served on the boards of Jubilee Alliance, Clarkson’s Alumni Executive Council, AREW, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and CASA for Children.