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Occupancy Planning Summer 2024 Internship - Chicago, IL (Hybrid)


About Occupancy Planning:


Occupancy planning at JLL involves a strategic approach to managing a client's workspace utilization for their real estate portfolio. It begins with understanding the client's business objectives, growth plans, and workforce needs. JLL then analyzes the client's existing workspace, looking at factors like occupancy levels and meeting room utilization. This data is used to identify areas that are underutilized or overcrowded. Collaborating with the client, JLL designs a workspace that supports their culture, encourages collaboration, and enhances employee well-being. They also analyze the client's workforce dynamics, including headcount projections and remote work policies, to optimize space allocation. Throughout the process, JLL provides change management support and leverages technology solutions to provide data-driven insights and analytics for ongoing optimization.


What the job involves:


We are seeking an intern to join our Occupancy Planning Management team who will be responsible for gathering, evaluating, and reporting business occupancy information, data analysis, as well as preparing feasibility studies for presentation. The intern will also be responsible for reviewing plans as part of the due diligence process, for occupancy strategies. The intern will help our team successfully complete engagements for our client in the following areas: occupancy planning, space data management, and technology implementation.


As an Intern in Occupancy Planning at JLL, you will:

  • Provide support to the planning team by assisting with CAD changes and updates.
  • Shadow the OP team on monthly SPACE audits to gain practical experience and understanding of the process.
  • Generate reports, plans, and spreadsheets to support the planning organization's internal processes and aid in decision-making.
  • Synthesize data and create process documents for record copy.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of information and foster communication between various individuals and organizations.
  • Collaborate with Occupancy Planner and Space Data Manager to review and resolve campus or building-specific forecasts, needs, concerns, and issues.
  • Assist with work orders and participate in audits related to seat assignments, occupancy, and vacancy.
  • Incorporate churn-related move information into the planning database.
  • Assist Occupancy Planner in planning-related initiatives and projects.
  • Provide ad hoc support to account OPs in managing planning workload, taking on additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.



Program Details

  • Dates: June 3rd, 2024 – August 9th, 2024
  • Location: Hybrid | Chicago, IL (Open to Remote)


Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree, with 2-3 years completed in Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate, or related field
  • Experience within facilities, space planning, occupancy management, or CAD/Computer Aided Facilities Management related roles is a plus.
  • Strong written, verbal, and virtual communication skills
  • Previous experience in space/occupancy planning at a strategic level, plus experience with interior office renovations is highly desirable.
  • Computer Aided Facilities Management system experience also highly desirable.
  • Ability to think and work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work with multiple people on a variety of differing projects and meet assigned deadlines.
  • Desire to learn more about our industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • The ideal candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of Commercial Real Estate.


We do not offer relocation assistance or housing for our internship program.


Permanent US work authorization required.


About our Internship Program


Take the opportunity to start your career early in the commercial real estate field! Spend time learning what it’s like to work in the fast-paced, entrepreneurial, team-oriented environment at JLL.


Interns are an important part of what makes JLL a great place to work. Within our program, interns are an integral part of our team working alongside real estate analysts, transaction professionals and other associates. You will gain valuable insight into the commercial real estate industry while being exposed to multiple lines of business over the course of your internship.