JLL Canada opens new office in Kitchener’s Innovation District
Southwestern Ontario chosen for its innovation hub and core market for real estate investments
KITCHENER, May 3, 2023 —JLL Canada announced today its new office opening in Kitchener, Ontario. Located in the prestigious GloveBox development, in the heart of Kitchener's vibrant Innovation District, the new office site inspires a dynamic live, work, play community with premier onsite amenities and a building experience that fosters collaboration - a cornerstone of JLL's workplace strategy.
Anchored by the Tri-cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge, Southwestern Ontario is Canada’s hottest up-and-coming real estate market. Best known for its booming tech industry, the region is also a logistics hub and has a rich history of manufacturing.
The surge in commercial real estate investment over the last few years demonstrates how Southwestern Ontario has outpaced all other major Canadian markets on both the investor and occupier side. Built on an ecosystem of innovation, it has become a place where employers and employees are choosing to locate.
Expanding into the Southwestern Ontario market is a critical next step in our Canadian strategy,” said Alan MacKenzie, CEO, JLL Canada. “First and foremost, we built this space to facilitate collaboration among our team and clients which is a core value at JLL.”
JLL's approach to the new office space goes beyond bricks-and-mortar with a focus on providing a more organic and less structured environment that prioritizes employee wellbeing, including energetic spaces that promote community and seamless integration of remote team members.
“We are thrilled to partner with JLL on their vision of this new office space, where creativity, productivity and wellbeing are at the forefront.” said Bill Logar, Chief Asset Management Officer at KingSett Capital. “As owners, we are always interested in the future of the workplace and how to service our customers and the community.”
The space offers an experience that’s like a "home away from home," with wellness rooms, shared comfort amenities that minimize stress and encourage co-creation, abundant direct light, and natural materials. In this hybrid era, successful offices will provide workplace and building amenities that rival the quality of life at home.
“Our new office has a become a place for people to come together, share ideas and build deep relationships,” said Mitchell Blaine, Executive Vice President, Sales & Leasing, Southwestern Ontario. “We have thought through every detail as we developed the office for the future in a time of change. This is an exciting time for growth, within our team and for the Southwestern Ontario region as a whole, and we are thrilled for our clients, colleagues and community to join us on this journey.”
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 103,000 as of December 31, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.