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Greg O'Brien

CEO of Americas & Member of Global Executive Board for Americas

Gregory P. O'Brien has been CEO of Americas and Member of Global Executive Board for Americas at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since January 2014. O'Brien was instrumental in facilitating cross border transactions for clients and providing scalable portfolio services to clients through the Markets Corporate Solutions offering. Prior to leading Markets Solutions, he held the role of CEO of Brokerage, where he grew revenue to more than $730 million in 2012 while improving broker productivity. 

For 2015's Projected Industrial Growth: Create a Culture of Safety
As we look ahead to 2015, when projected growth may increase the likelihood of incidents, the commercial real estate industry needs to continue its focus on promoting a culture of safety for employees and clients.
Four Lessons I’ve Learned About Diversity and Inclusion 1
Many commercial real estate companies are putting diversity at the forefront of their business goals and holding leadership accountable for making diversity and inclusion a strategic objective. Even with this increased focus, our progress is slow. But there are some lessons I’ve learned over the years that I believe can make a difference for all of us as we continue on our diversity and inclusion journey.
What Your Workplace Says About Your Company Culture 
The world’s highest-performing and most innovative companies create physical workspaces that support business goals and culture, foster innovation and collaboration and promote employee retention.
Life Sciences Write Prescriptions for CRE Markets Success 
The United States continues to outpace the world in biopharmaceutical resources and enterprises, according to JLL’s 2014 Life Sciences Cluster Report.
For Industrial CRE, Secondary Cities Are Rising 
With the strengthening U.S. economy helping to ease trepidation over the direction of commercial real estate fundamentals, industrial investors are in the market for the outsized returns that can come from increased risk and alternative investments.
New Retail Strategies Tap Millennial Spending Power 
Retailers and retail landlords can’t afford to ignore Millennials.
Retail: Where E-commerce, Engagement and Ethics Collide 
Why, when and how consumers shop has shifted drastically over the last 25 years. But the future of physical space is bright, so long as retailers can embrace the changes happening in the increasingly fast, smart, consumer-driven world.
How the Tech Sector Inspires Commercial Real Estate Decisions 
The retail world watches runways for “the next big thing” but commercial real estate looks to the tech sector for inspiration. While traditional companies may not invest in climbing walls, free meals and espresso bars, there’s much to learn from the tech sector’s real estate and workplace practices. After all, tech is leading the way in productivity, innovation and overall growth.
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