Workstation trends may come and go, but we know that the ability to customize is key.


They’ll hardly notice they’re working

All workstations, desks and chairs in our new space are designed to be flexible and promote movement.


Take a seat

New ergonomically designed chairs are simpler to adjust, so employees can make shifts that improve posture and promote back health. More productivity. Fewer trips to the chiropractor.


Go with the flow

Employees can move, raise or lower their desks to suit how they want to work each day. That’s worth standing up for.

People-powered workspace

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We’re creating greater diversity in our workforce and our work environment, freeing people to choose how they want to work when they’re in the office. Our reimagined space is powering a workforce spanning four generations. So as we expand to six floors to accommodate 1,500 employees, we’re applying the latest in workplace design and management thinking.

Long before we selected Gensler as the architect and dug into design, we asked employees what they liked and didn’t like about our space. We wanted our new headquarters to empower people to collaborate and innovate with the creative fire of global leaders. Through our research mechanisms, we’re ensuring that employees see themselves in our final design.

We’ve anticipated rapidly evolving business trends and acted decisively to keep JLL in the lead – and that includes selecting furniture and fixtures that make for a healthier, happier workplace. Our flexible, Studio-style office is based on the mutual vision of management and employees. We’re confident that whatever kind of work is called for on a given day, our people will find the ideal setting in which to do it.

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Standoff - A conference room conundrum

Our teams won’t have to outrun – or outgun – each other for meeting space because we’re upping the number of conference rooms and making these pods of productivity easy to access.

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Privacy - A rare office commodity

Everyone craves a quiet place to talk, away from prying eyes and ears. We’ll have just the thing in our revitalized new workspace.

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Be edgy, not antsy

We’re all tired of those embarrassing moments when a technology glitch stops a presentation cold and nobody can fix it. The tools in our new workspace keep everything clicking.

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Show me the way

We’re putting careful thought into the directional signage and wayfinding improvements that give our space personality.


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JLL is in the midst of a headquarters office revitalization that will be complete in March 2017. We’re completely renovating six floors in Chicago’s Aon Center to suit the needs of 1,500 employees and attract the kind of talented professionals who have made JLL a leader in commercial real estate.


Contact JLL

Are you embarking on an office renovation of your own? We’d like to be your partner throughout the process, from selecting the right location and planning your new office to building out the space and making a smooth transition.

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