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December 01, 2016 10:00 ET

JLL Tops Inaugural "JUST 100" List for the Real Estate Industry

New rankings published by JUST Capital and Forbes recognize best corporate citizens

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2016) - JLL (NYSE: JLL) today was named America's Most JUST Company in the real estate industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine's inaugural "JUST 100 List." The list ranks U.S. publicly traded companies that perform best on workplace and ethics issues that Americans care most about. The results of a survey of 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months, one of the largest surveys conducted on attitudes toward corporate behavior, ranked U.S. companies against their peers in 32 major industries.

"JLL's recognition as America's Most JUST Company in the real estate industry validates our commitment to ethics, excellence, and an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and help our clients succeed," said Greg O'Brien, CEO Americas. "We are honored to be recognized for embracing the responsibilities of corporate citizenship and supporting the communities where we live and do business."

JUST Capital conducted its survey in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research institution that delivers data and rigorous analysis to guide programmatic, business, and policy decisions. JUST then evaluated the performance of over 890 publicly traded companies against the priorities that emerged in the survey and created a ranking model to develop the JUST 100. This selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.

The top six issues ranked highest by the public, in order, were: providing a fair pay for industry and job level; non-discrimination in hiring, firing and promotion practices; providing a safe workplace; following laws and regulations; respecting workers; and creating jobs in the U.S. JUST's scoring system is weighted to reflect the relative importance of the public's stated priorities. JUST Capital's full methodology is available online at justcapital.com/methodology as both an interactive guide and a comprehensive report.

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has been honored with the following U.S. and global awards since 2015:

  • A "World's Most Ethical Company" by Ethisphere (ninth consecutive year)
  • Forbes - America's Best Employers 2016
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation - 2015 Corporate Equality Index (perfect score)
  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016
  • Diversity MBA Magazine - 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work (2015, 2016)
  • National Association for Female Executives - 2016 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women
  • Hispanic Network Magazine - Best of the Best: Top Diversity Employer and Top Supplier Diversity Programs (2015)
  • Affinity Inc. Magazine's Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment 2016
  • Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity (2016)

"The JUST 100 celebrates the best of American business," said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. "These amazing companies show that in America today the best companies do right by all their stakeholders -- and by listening to the voice of the American people. We salute all of the JUST 100 companies and look forward to working with them to help more companies understand that JUST behavior and commercial success can go hand-in-hand."

"The JUST 100 List is the most authoritative, unbiased source of data about how corporations perform on the things people in the U.S. care about most. The list combines powerful insights into how Americans feel about corporate behavior with an unprecedented view of how our leading corporations stack up," said Forbes editor Randall Lane. "We're thrilled to partner with JUST Capital in recognizing the companies that are leading the way in exhibiting JUST corporate behavior."

For the complete list, including the winners in each of 32 industries, and more feature stories, visit: www.forbes.com/just100. The inaugural JUST 100 list will appear in Forbes magazine's Dec. 20 "Impact and Philanthropy" issue. JUST Capital will also make the rankings accessible and sortable on its website, justcapital.com. Its interactive "Explorer" tool goes inside the rankings to show how companies were scored.

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. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the company provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 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 www.jll.com.

About JUST Capital
The JUST Capital Foundation (justcapital.com) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in 2013, that is establishing the definitive source of information and rankings on how large publicly traded corporations measure up against the American people's definition of JUST business behavior. The organization's mission is to leverage the power of the markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about. Chaired and co-founded by Paul Tudor Jones II, and led by a staff with a breadth of finance, social sector, and technology experience, the Foundation's board includes Ray Chambers, Jeff Walker, Marc Morial, Ann Veneman, Dan Hesse, Deepak Chopra, and Arianna Huffington, amongst others.

About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, and Forbes Europe magazines as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches 98 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 37 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research and social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media's brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.

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