Lauralee Martin
Lauralee Martin is an American business executive and Chief Financial Officer
Chief financial officer
The chief financial officer or Chief financial and operating officer is a corporate officer primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation. This officer is also responsible for financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to higher management...

 and Chief Operating Officer
Chief operating officer
A Chief Operating Officer or Director of Operations can be one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization and comprises part of the "C-Suite"...

 of Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. is a multinational financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. Global headquarters are located in Chicago, with an operational remit covering the Americas regional market...

, a position she has held since January 2002.

Education & experience

Martin received a Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

 degree in English from Oregon State University
Oregon State University
Oregon State University is a coeducational, public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are more than 200 academic degree programs offered through the...

 and an Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut
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After graduation, she was a financial analyst at GE Capital
GE Capital
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. She worked briefly with consumer products but was assigned to their real estate group.

Real estate

After leaving GE in 1987, Martin joined Heller Financial, rising to President of the Real Estate Finance Division.
In 1995, she reluctantly agreed to become the corporate CFO, where she assisted with their Initial public offering
Initial public offering
An initial public offering or stock market launch, is the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. It can be used by either small or large companies to raise expansion capital and become publicly traded enterprises...

 in 1998. The company was subsequently purchased by General Electric Capital Corp. for $5.3 billion in 2001. Martin was then hired as CFO at Jones Lang LaSalle, her present position.


In addition to being a director at Jones Lang LaSalle, Martin is on the board of REIT-HCP, Inc. and Kaiser Aluminum; and was on the KeyCorp board from 2004 until 2010 and on the Gables Residential Trust board from 1994 to 2005.


She is an advocate of sustainability and energy conservation in commercial real estate development and was named one of Crain's Chicago Business 25 women to watch
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