How Innovation Meets Sustainability in Modern Office Spaces

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How has finding the perfect solution for physical office spaces evolved since hybrid working has become more prevalent? James Quinn, Executive Managing Director at JLL, shares how the company analyzes the aspirations and layouts of businesses to provide the best option for building or buying a physical office space that accommodates hybrid and in-person companies. Tune in to learn more about how JLL incorporates sustainable options as well as technological advancements into its plans for the companies it partners with.

Tune in to learn:

  • How the market shift is affecting JLL and what it offers (01:20)
  • What JLL does to curate the perfect space for a company (08:50)
  • About the first steps of building within sustainability (11:57)
  • How Beacon Of Hope 365 inspires Jim to focus on the positives of technology (22:48)


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About the Guest:

LinkedIn BIO: James is an Executive Managing Director at JLL with over 25 years of experience in corporate real estate/ technology services. He is also the author of “Tech Trends 24/7 and the Impact of Covid-19”, which made CIO Insight’s Recommended “Books for CIO’s” List.

James has represented numerous companies in overall consulting, leasing, and sales including IBM, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, ANZ Bank, Lumen, Thomson Reuters, New York-Presbyterian, Level 3 Communications, Shearman & Sterling, Firmenich, Nordstrom, Sprint Corporation, Credit Suisse, Dow Jones, YWCA, Christies, the Permanent Mission of Germany, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and Ernst & Young.

James’ team has a unique skill set that provides corporations with an optimal digital transformation analysis to re-imagine their real estate and technology portfolios. This analysis has led to identifying significant savings opportunities for traditional and technology portfolios. The team’s primary focus is to be a quality value add resource to your firm.

When conducting research for his book, James was inspired to see how technology innovation was making a positive difference in people’s lives. As a result, in 2020 he founded Beacon of Hope 365, a charity that’s mission is to leverage technology to help people in need. An example of Beacon of Hope 365’s focus is their work with Open Bionics, U.K. technology company, that are producing bionic arms for limb challenged people.” 

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