Category Archives: Culture

Inclusion is the better business disruptor

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May 10, 2018

By: Candy Ramirez, JLL

A new white paper titled Diversity: The Business Advantage reinforces what recent reports by organizations like the Center for Talent Innovation, accounting firm Grant Thornton and academic journal the Harvard Business Review have also said: diversity and inclusion fuel innovation and help drive growth and success for companies in today’s business environment.

“For the third straight year, the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) declared JLL the… Read More

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… Read More

Why has culture become so important in today’s workplace?

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Date: August 14, 2017

By: Gina Prasad, JLL, Chief Operating Officer, West

We hear a lot in business today about ‘culture’. Culture was Merriam-Webster’s ‘Word of the Year’ in 2014, partly because of the way it has been used in business circles. It’s becoming even more important as companies look to build strong brands.

Conventional wisdom suggests that a strong company culture is the sign of a good business. Often, a positive company culture… Read More

JLL’s Illina Frankiv to climb the 7 tallest summits in the world

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April 17, 2017

By: JLL Staff Writer

What does achieving ambitions look like? For Illina Frankiv, Project Manager Renewable Energy at JLL, it’s a view from 29,029 feet.

The project manager and mountaineer was recently featured in JLL’s Achieve Ambitions video campaign after she successfully summited Mt. Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

Ain’t no mountain high enough

“The goal is to climb Everest in 2018, but there will be many more mountains in between. I’m a… Read More

Designs that inspire

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August 8, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

The World Architecture Festival has released its shortlist of finalists for its 2016 ‘World Building of the Year’ awards.  The winners will be announced at the November festival, to be held this year in Berlin, Germany.

The U.K. fields the most finalists this year but 58 countries and 343 projects – both existing and planned — are represented on the shortlist.  All of the projects… Read More

Cool Places to Take Your Client in Silicon Valley

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June 20, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

On the lookout for somewhere new or different to take an out-of-town client for a formal or informal meeting in Silicon Valley?  Here are a few suggestions, moving up the Valley from San Jose:


Original Joe’s, San Jose

Informal.  Downtown San Jose has changed considerably over the last 60 years… Read More

Cool Places to Take Your Client [for a drink] in… San Francisco

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By: Brittany Guarna-Martinez, Marketing Coordinator

When it’s five o’clock somewhere, and you are looking for a New (or Old) School place to take a client for a drink in San Francisco, consider checking out one of these five watering holes.


Trick Dog:  A semi-finalist in this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards, Trick… Read More

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JLL Women’s Business Network’s “Evolving Workplace” event recap

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April 28, 2016

By: Brittany Guarna-Martinez, Marketing Coordinator

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Earlier this month, over 40 professional women in real estate came together at the JLL Women’s Business Network’s “Evolving Workplace” event. Hosted at CloudFlare’s brand new office in the SoMa district of San Francisco, the event featured an esteemed panel of guest speakers including Julia Hopkins-Powers of… Read More

Two ways to participate in Earth Day 2016

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BY: JLL Staff Writer


Earth Day (April 22) was inspired by the environmental damage created by a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. in January 1969.   Originally conceived in 1970 as a “teach-in on the environment” aimed primarily at college students and numbering 20 million participants in the… Read More