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MBA Presents JLL with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

MBA Presents JLL with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 15, 2018) – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded JLL the 2018 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award for its efforts in organizational diversity and inclusion.

“JLL’s submission detailed a comprehensive, multi-faceted, program that embraces the core concept that diversity and inclusion must be deliberate and intentional,” said MBA Chairman-Elect Christopher M. George, founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial and the Chairman of MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “By demonstrating commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees, hands-on involvement from executive leadership, and hosting a suite of events for women and minority employees, JLL proves the business case for focusing on diversity and inclusion within a company’s own ranks.”

“We pride ourselves on a commitment to diversity and inclusion that reaches the highest levels of our corporate leadership,” said Grant Clarke, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, JLL Americas. “Research shows that companies with diverse workforces achieve better results, and we make sure that is evident among our people and in our work with clients. We are honored to be recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association for our ongoing efforts to encourage a culture that is inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences.”

The award was accepted by Tom Fish, Executive Managing Director and Co-Head of JLL Capital Markets, Finance, and Karen Shea, Managing Director. For a detailed breakdown of JLL’s diversity and inclusion efforts, please visit

The Commercial/Multifamily Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award was developed to recognize MBA member company initiatives that were specifically developed and designed to increase internal diversity and inclusion within a company’s leadership and employee base. This award commends the hard work, dedication and creativity in the creation of exemplary programs that focus on achieving organizational diversity and inclusion.

Company initiatives were scored by a group of judges consisting of MBA staff and a member company. The companies were scored based on: the quality of their overall submission; identification of a target audience and annual goals; demonstration of a tangible benefit to participants and the overall enterprise; replicability of the program; innovative program approaches; and program success in broadening the culture of the organization through the values of diversity and inclusion.

Ali Ahmad

(202) 557- 2727


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.


Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700