JLL history and acquisition activities
We began to establish our network of services across the globe through the 1999 merger of the Jones Lang Wootton companies (“JLW”, founded in England in 1783) with LaSalle Partners Incorporated (“LaSalle Partners”, founded in the United States in 1968 and incorporated in 1997). We have grown our business by expanding our client base and the range of our services and products, both organically and through a series of acquisitions and mergers in alignment with our strategy. Our extensive global platform and in-depth knowledge of local real estate markets enable us to serve as a single-source provider of solutions for the full spectrum of our clients’ real estate needs.
From 2005 through 2017, we have completed more than 110 acquisitions as part of our global growth strategy. These acquisitions have given us additional share in key geographical markets, expanded our capabilities in certain service offerings, and further broadened the global platform we make available to our clients.