Phoebe Holtzman

Phoebe Holtzman

Global Director, Data Science Innovation, Research

Current responsibilities:

Based in New York City, Phoebe is the Global Director of Data Science Innovation, Research, responsible for leading a team of data scientists across the globe to build, partner, and influence advanced analytics and innovation projects and products that enhance Research’s impact and our ability to service owner and occupier clients globally.


Prior to her current role, Phoebe led Research for the Northeast Region of the US since early 2021. 

Phoebe has long worked at the intersection of data science, emerging technologies and the built environment. Prior to joining JLL, Phoebe served as CEO and President of Live XYZ, a data and mapping company, and was instrumental in pivoting the company from a consumer application to an enterprise data company. Prior to Live XYZ, Phoebe was a Director in HR&A Advisors’ Tech and Innovation Practice, leading advisory projects for major tech companies, national real estate developers and landlords, and city governments, including the City of New York.

Phoebe began her career in international development, building and leading large-scale research projects and public-private partnerships related to urban economics, smart cities, sustainability and urban sanitation. She has held research and leadership positions at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy – where she launched the International Innovation Corps and the Tata Centre for Development – and MIT’s Real Estate Innovation Lab.

Education and affiliations:

Phoebe holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from The University of Chicago. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and guest lectures at MIT and Columbia on using data to inform decision-making in the built environment.

Outside interests:

Outside work, Phoebe loves exploring Brooklyn, playing with her toddler, and bird watching with her husband.