Benjamin Breslau

Chief Research Officer

Ben leads JLL’s 500-person Research team analyzing commercial real estate at macro and micro levels and across property types, covering approximately 100 countries

Based in Boston, Ben oversees the creation and delivery of JLL’s leading research and strategy capabilities across the firm’s business lines and geographies and to investor, occupier and institutional clients. In his position, Ben leads the firm’s Global Research Executive Board and regularly presents the firm’s thought leadership and insights internally and externally including at conferences and to the media. He plays a key strategic leadership role for the firm leading and contributing to key growth initiatives in the areas of strategy, data, analytics and innovation.

Ben’s nearly 25-year career in commercial real estate spans almost every aspect of property research and real estate economics leveraging his analytical mind and mastery of market dynamics, as well as his love of people, building high performance teams and leadership.

Ben and his team develop leading research and analysis on all the key factors that will shape the future of real estate including the Future of Work, Urbanization, Capital Flows, Technology, Demographics and Sustainability. Ben recently co-authored the book The Workplace You Need Now, published in 2021 as a guide to the new post-pandemic workplace opportunity.

Outside JLL, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on all the Boston sports teams with his wife and three kids. Every summer, he rides in the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual 200-mile bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research.

Ben holds a degree in Economics from Emory University. He leads JLL’s partnership with the MIT Center for Real Estate and the firm’s work with the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab and the MIT Real Estate Tech Initiative. He has also held leadership positions, is a frequent expert speaker and active member for many local and national industry associations including the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Business Economists (NABE) and CoreNet.