Our mission is to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction through JLL performance and service delivery via a supplier base fortified with a network of diverse suppliers and partners.
Our policy is to promote partnerships with minority, woman, LGBT and disabled veteran business enterprises to ensure that they receive their fair market share of our clients’ business. In pursuing this policy, we reaffirm our commitment to diversity within the communities we serve and the marketplaces in which we conduct business. This creates value for JLL, for our clients and for our diverse partners.
Strengthening the diverse business community contributes to the overall expansion of our markets. We participate in diversity business fairs to build relationships with diverse businesses and develop relationships with key MBE/ WBE suppliers.
We participate with the following organizations to meet, qualify and certify diverse partners:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- Association for Service Disabled Veterans
- Government agencies (Federal and State)
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
We want to work with the best suppliers while getting the best value. JLL has surpassed more than $250 million in annual spend with diverse partners, representing more than 15 percent.
Our Employee Resource Groups growing the business
Women’s Network Event
In-Store Burberry Client Cocktail Event
Chicago’s flagship Burberry store was bustling with more than 100 of Chicago’s top female executives at an event held by the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Network. Clients and JLL executives alike were able to come together and network in an environment that was both innovative and empowering.
Chicago revenue producers invited Investor and Occupier Services, PDS and Corporate Solutions C-Suite female clients and prospects. Each guest was strategically linked to key JLL contacts to facilitate networking and business development.
This event resulted in multiple new business meetings; the value of the connections formed and ideas that were exchanged was incalculable. The Women’s Network continues to connect women from every business line and is dedicated to creating a culture of innovation and collaboration.
Women’s Network Event
Mellody Hobson Dinner
The Chicago Chapter of the Women’s Network hosted an exclusive client dinner event. Guests enjoyed cocktails and networking followed by a seated dinner, which featured a Q&A with honorary guest, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, Chairman of the Board for DreamWorks Animation and Director of The Estée Lauder Companies and Starbucks Corporation.
Seventy-two Chicago revenue producers and top female executive clients and prospects attended. The event helped to build new relationships and strengthened many existing client relationships, which led to multiple meetings with prospective clients.
“The event was really well done! We appreciated all of your hard work to pull together such a successful event. All of our clients were raving about Mellody, the food and the great company.”