Category Archives: Culture

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 go getter, I… 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 are inspiring, but… 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:

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Original Joe’s, San Jose

Informal.  Downtown San Jose has changed considerably over the last 60 years but one fixture… 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.

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

Two ways to participate in Earth Day 2016

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BY: JLL Staff Writer

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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 U.S., Earth Day… Read More

Why culture is key to increasing engagement

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research, JLL

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Culture is intangible, hard to measure actively, yet easy to sense when you walk into an office space. Workplaces are rarely neutral when it comes to communicating a buzz of engagement or a sluggish vibe of resignation. Company culture can significantly affect very real business outputs. Companies

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The benefits of a desirable workplace

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By: JLL Staff Writer

Genuine expression of a strong and vibrant company culture can also serve to attract new talent. One workplace study indicates that the combination of organizational culture and workplace facilities outweighs salary and benefits as the influential factors in choosing an employer.

This observation is backed by another study (Fig 3) where 74 percent of candidates would consider a slightly lower paying job in a company if their friends

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