Bringing home the iron

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by Chris Wessen
Property Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle employees from across the country, Canada, and Mexico descended on Austin, TX to attend the 2011 Engineering & Operations and Management Training Conference. The whole week was packed with classes designed to spread the firm’s best practices, build connections, and recognize top performers across the regions.

Amidst the rapture of the Bruins on the brink of the Stanley Cup finals, and relief that in fact the world is not coming to an end, one area that remains consistent is my New England colleagues taking home hardware.  Mike McGloin joins last year’s winner, Chris Beeson, as a “Team Player of the Year.” It was great to see New England, once again, represented on the national stage.  

I’ve attended this conference twice, and it’s hard not to be impressed with the enthusiasm and energy everyone brings to the event. I was particularly struck by a story that our CFO & COO Lauralee Martin told about our impact on the communities that we work in.

She reminded us of how easy it is to forget that the buildings we operate have a tremendous impact on hundreds if not thousands of people. It’s something we should take pride in. There are direct impacts like developing and operating a great facility for firms to do business. Let’s not forget the far reaching impacts of saving electricity and reducing the amount of waste that a building produces.


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