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Real estate services firm JLL has promoted Jaymie Gelino to chief operating officer of Project and Development Services

JLL Elevates Jaymie Gelino to COO, Project and Development Services

JLL announced the appointment of Jaymie Gelino to COO of Project and Development Services (PDS). Effective immediately, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of PDS’ operations efforts to drive efficiency, process improvement and scalability of JLL’s offerings. Gelino reports to PDS Americas president Todd Burns and is based in Chicago. 

“Jaymie’s leadership will be a critical role as we continue to evolve our operating model and focus on simplification and consistency of our business,” said Burns. “Her proven forward-looking thinking will help deliver innovative and effective solutions for our valued clients.” 

Prior to her new role, Gelino served as COO of JLL’s Design Solutions group and as a finance business partner for multiple markets businesses. Under Gelino’s leadership, the Design Solutions business, formerly Big Red Rooster, strategically grew the architectural entity, acquired multi-state licensure, and expanded into the office sector. 

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