Think globally, give locally

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December 10, 2017

By: Tom Poser, Executive Vice President, JLL

This is the time of the year when our thoughts and actions turn toward others. After all, it’s known as the Season of Sharing.

Being a good corporate citizen is one of JLL’s primary ambitions as a firm. In fact, the firm was recently ranked first among financial, insurance and real estate companies in Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

Giving back to the community is a year-round activity for our more than 80,000 JLL employees worldwide.

Raphael House

Here in Northern California, 25 colleagues from our San Francisco office recently volunteered to spend a day lending a hand at Raphael House, a local nonprofit providing transitional housing and support programs for at-risk families parents and children, who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Above: JLL San Francisco volunteers

During the day, we cleaned dining rooms, common areas and organized storage areas.

It was a great experience, but our commitment didn’t end there. With the help of supportive companies like InsideSource, AllModular Delivery, Hoem Associates and Bently Mills, we were able to provide Raphael House with new carpet, a new sofa, chairs and a future redesign for the computer lab.

Above (left to right): John Roskos, Jason Volpe, Chris Roeder

As Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization, it relies on the support of over 2,000 volunteers each year. Its success rate is unmatched: more than 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability. 

Above (left to right): Brittany Martinez, Courtney Strafford

For information on how you can help Raphael House, visit:

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I represent tenants in the San Francisco and Marin office markets, helping you find office space, buy buildings, and negotiate leases. Partial client list includes Bank of America, RocketSpace, Marin General Hospital, GoPro, Globant, Regus, Kiva, Indiegogo and more. I have helped secure over a million square feet of office space for my clients in the past 3 years.

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