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JLL Adds Renowned Global Researcher and “Work Futurist” Puybaraud 

Dr. Marie Puybaraud to lead global research team specializing in workplace innovation


JLL has named workplace thought leader Dr. Marie Puybaraud as Global Head of Research for the firm's Corporate Solutions business. Based in Paris, Dr. Puybaraud will spearhead leading-edge research on the entire corporate real estate life cycle, including the built environment, facilities management and workplace management.

"Dr. Puybaraud's expertise will be invaluable in helping us deliver groundbreaking insights to our corporate and public institution clients," said Vincent Lottefier, JLL's Global Director and CEO, Corporate Solutions, EMEA. "We have unrivaled knowledge and expertise in real estate outsourcing, and I am confident that, under Dr. Puybaraud's direction, our knowledge base will continue to grow through innovative thinking and deep engagement with our clients and industry partners."

With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr. Puybaraud is recognized worldwide as a workplace innovator and thought leader, with citations in more than 800 news stories and published studies. She joins JLL from Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, where she directed a team providing applied research services aimed at understanding workplace challenges, monitoring trends, and sourcing innovative ideas and systems to improve how teams work and collaborate.

At JLL, Dr. Puybaraud will focus on providing insights to corporations and public institutions, leading the firm's global research team in understanding how people, places and processes can come together to advance the performance of organizations. She will also join JLL's Global Research Executive Committee.

"I am honored to join a market-leading firm like JLL and have an opportunity to shape its thought leadership agenda," said Dr. Puybaraud.  "JLL has long held a reputation for exceptional research, and I have always admired its leadership, professional talent and commitment to delivering the best thought leadership.  The role is a perfect fit with my profile and experience. This is an incredible opportunity to help shape the future of corporate real estate while solving our clients' real estate challenges and maximizing opportunities for JLL Corporate Solutions."

Dr. Puybaraud holds a PhD in operational engineering and fire safety management from Heriot Watt University, UK; a post-graduate certificate (PGCert) in teaching in higher education from Oxford Brookes University, UK; a BSc with honors in building management, from University of Central Lancashire, UK; and a degree in building economics and quantity surveying from LETP Cantau France. She is a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and CoreNet Global, and on the committee of CoreNet Global France Networking Group.

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About Corporate Solutions

A leader in real estate outsourcing, JLL's Corporate Solutions business helps corporations and public institutions improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit http://www.jll.com.