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JLL partners with homeless charity Crisis

​London, 27 February 2017 - JLL has entered into a new charity partnership with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.

The new two year partnership follows on from the firm’s previous partnership with children’s charity Starlight. Over the partnership the firm raised over £650,000 for the charity through a variety of activities and events ranging from JLL’s annual triathlon to bake sales up and down the country.

JLL has developed a dedicated community strategy. Sitting under the firm’s Building a Better Tomorrow sustainability agenda, the community strategy is focused on 4 issues: urban regeneration, housing and homelessness, access to the profession and education and skills.

Chris Ireland, JLL UK CEO, commented: “Not only do we look forward to helping Crisis raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to help people who are homeless, there will also be many opportunities to work collaboratively from a research and policy perspective. For our business to thrive, we need our communities to thrive. As a responsible business, with a significant influence in the property industry and beyond, we have an important role to play.”

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, added: “We’re delighted that JLL has chosen us for this major two year partnership. Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters, and as homelessness continues to rise, it’s needed now more than ever. We’d like to thank JLL and its employees for their kind support, which will help us to provide life-changing housing, health, education and employment services to homeless people across the country.”