JLL formed from the USD 435m merger between American real estate firm LaSalle Partners and London-based auctioneer Jones Lang Wootton in 1999. Within just a few years, the new organisation, JLL, has expanded its global reach with locations in over 80 countries.
Today, the company’s 103,000 employees provide commercial real estate management, brokerage and investment services to corporations and high-net-worth individuals, as well as a range of technology products through its JLL Technologies division. Its corporate client base spans tech startups to global firms across industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology.
The company’s rapid growth has been propelled by its commitment to combining innovative technology and data intelligence with world-renowned in-house expertise. JLL helps buy, build, occupy and invest in various assets for its clients, including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate.
In all, JLL manages 4.6 billion square feet of property and has completed 37,500 leasing transactions, translating to 1.07 billion square feet leased.
At the same time, the company has spent 97,957 hours volunteering in local communities, donated USD 5,325,935 in charitable contributions and conserved 239,749 metric tonnes of CO2, securing its place on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list.
Other notable awards for JLL include a place in the Global Outsourcing 100 and appearances among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list from 2017 to 2023. This impressive reputation and global influence translate to impressive financials, with reported revenues of USD 20.8bn last year.