Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving JLL

300 George St

300 George St, Brisbane

300 George Street is part of the mixed-use Brisbane Quarter redevelopment along the Brisbane River.

Barangaroo South/International Towers

Barangaroo South/International Towers, Sydney

International Towers transformed a contaminated former wharf into a new district of Sydney, reconnecting it to the harbor and giving people back a crucial part of the city.

Chifley Tower

Chifley Tower, Sydney

Originally completed in 1992, Chifley Tower underwent an overhaul of its key building systems and services to deliver vastly improved performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.

China Zun

China Zun, Beijing

Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the project team aim to use the latest in sustainable technology, materials and engineering concepts.

Chongqing World Finanacial Center

Chongqing World Finanacial Center, Chongqing

Also referred to as the Global Financial Building, Chongqing World Financial Center features a shopping center, hotel, service apartments, and office space.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City

The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for over 40 years, longer then any other skyscraper in history.

Ping An Finance Center

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen

Ping An Finance Center is located in the city’s Futian District and represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very tall, very dense, and hyper-connected.

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center

Roosevelt University Academic, Student Life Residence Center, Chicago

This vertical campus' glass and steel design is an architectural counterpoint to the grey limestone of the Auditorium Building its connected to.

Ryde Garden

Ryde Garden, Sydney

Ryde Garden is a three tower complex which includes 830 apartments and a site plan incorporating extensive landscaping and site specific art.

Westpac Place

Westpac Place, Sydney

The architectural roof feature on top of Westpac Place has become a major part of the Sydney city skyline.

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About JLL

JLL is a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. They help organizations around the world achieve their ambitions by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.

A Fortune 500 company, JLL work across 80 countries, in 280 different offices, with a team of over 60,000 individuals. And they look after a property portfolio of over 4bn square feet, all on behalf of clients including many tall, supertall and megatall building investors, owners and operators across the world.

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JLL at CTBUH

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 Sky Concert Hall Signboard

29 Jan 2019, Event Report – One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 in Shenzhen, China installed a CTBUH Signboard recognizing…

CTBUH China Participates in  Vertical Marathon

CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon

25 Nov 2018, Event Report – CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon,…

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018…

JLL at CTBUH

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 Sky Concert Hall Signboard
29 Jan 2019, Shenzhen – Event Report
One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7 in Shenzhen, China installed a CTBUH Signboard recognizing its incorporation of the “World’s Highest Concert Hall.”
CTBUH China Participates in Vertical Marathon
25 Nov 2018, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China participated in the Shanghai Tower International Vertical Marathon, climbing to the 119th floor of the building.
CTBUH Trustees Convene in Dubai
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees met for the second time in 2018, just prior to the 2018 Middle East Conference, to undertake high level discussions on the Council's future.
TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"
28 Jun 2018, Taipei – Event Report
TAIPEI 101 hosted the CTBUH Executive Director for a presentation investigating the challenges of skyscrapers' contribution to the creation of sustainable vertical cities.
CTBUH China Hosts Tall Building Symposium
19 Jun 2018, Chicago – Event
CTBUH China held its board meeting at Tongji University in Shanghai, which was followed by a half-day symposium titled "The Future of Vertical Cities"
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii
22-24 Mar 2018, Honolulu – Event Report
The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
Steve Watts to Become Next CTBUH Chairman
26 Sep 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce that Steve Watts has been confirmed to become the organization’s next chairman.
CTBUH Shanghai YPC Holds Inaugural Meeting
3 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH Shanghai Young Professionals Committee (YPC) held its first board meeting at the Shanghai office of Gensler.
CTBUH China Symposium on Tall Building Performance + Book Launch
2 Aug 2017, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH China and Tongji University Press held a symposium on tall building performance on August 2, 2017, followed by a book launch.
Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has certified the completion of Ping An Finance Center. At 599 meters it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, second tallest in China, and fourth tallest worldwide.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Gold Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Empire State Building Environmental Retrofit Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured the Empire State Building as the most iconic skyscraper and its retrofit into the today's environment-aware society.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
CTBUH China Office Kicks Off
18 Mar 2015, Shanghai – Event Report
The CTBUH China Office / Asia Headquarters officially launched at CAUP at Tongji University with the inaugural board meeting and a reception
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Building Management and Operation Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The workshop “Building Management and Operation” shed light on the critical period of a building’s life after the designs have been submitted and the ribbons have been cut.
Helmut Jahn Discusses His Lifetime's Work
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
CTBUH 2nd Annual Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor
16 Oct 2003, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 2nd Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held in S. R. Crown Hall, located on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.

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Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2017 – Present
Mumbai, India

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Dexter Norville

Dexter Norville

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

CTBUH Leaders at JLL

Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar

CTBUH Board of Trustees, 2017 – Present
Mumbai, India

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

CTBUH China Office Board, 2015 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Dexter Norville

Dexter Norville

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Derek Soh

Derek Soh

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Roady Chan

Roady Chan

CTBUH Future Leaders Committee, Shanghai, 2018 – Present
Shanghai, China

Matthew Clifford

Matthew Clifford

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Richard Fennell

Richard Fennell

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Michael George

Michael George

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
Sydney, Australia

Mike George

Mike George

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Craig Plumb

Craig Plumb

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Samuel So

Samuel So

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shenzhen, China

Jeremy Sheldon

Jeremy Sheldon

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Dana Williamson

Dana Williamson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Darren Xia

Darren Xia

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Beijing, China

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2014
Singapore, Singapore

Colin Dowall

Colin Dowall

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Shanghai, China

David Pine-Coffin

David Pine-Coffin

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Robert Best

Robert Best

CTBUH IJHRB Research Journal, 2017
Chicago, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving JLL

The Future of the Workplace

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Cameron Scott, JLL

Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Richard Fennell, JLL

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 6B: Livability Q&A

31 Oct 2017 – CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference
Chair: Nirit Rosenstein, Real Estate Development Fund; Richard Fennell, International Director, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology; Chris Hayton, Rothelowman

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Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

Why Healthy Workplaces Matter

Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4
Robert S. Best, JLL

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

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Videos

The Future of the Workplace
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Cameron Scott, JLL
As companies continue to occupy dense urban centers, the workplaces therein must constantly evolve across numerous dimensions: tenant demands, overall market shifts, environmental standards, and technological advancements, to name a few. This panel…
Recasting Highest and Best-Use Property Principles to Drive People-Centric Cities
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Richard Fennell, JLL
This presentation explored the premise that traditional property investment assessment principles must be expanded well beyond economics to consider other vital metrics, including sustainable development and environmental impacts, social and…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 6B: Livability Q&A
31 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Chair: Nirit Rosenstein, Real Estate Development Fund; Richard Fennell, International Director, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology; Chris Hayton, Rothelowman
Nirit Rosenstein, Executive, Real Estate Development Fund, chairs the question and answer session with Richard Fennell, International Director, Head of Property and Asset Management, JLL; Rosemary Kennedy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland…
Interview: Cameron Scott
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Cameron Scott, JLL
Cameron Scott of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 6c: Economic Considerations Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Eric Lee, JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai, Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr, Rutgers University; Brian Rignley, Woods Bagot
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Eric Lee of JLL; Stephen Y.F. Lai of Rider Levett Bucknall; Jason Barr of Rutgers University; Brian Rignley of Woods Bagot answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 6c: Economic…
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Samuel So, JLL
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Samuel So, JLL, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 3c: Building Operation. China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the…
CTBUH Video Interview – Michael George
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Michael George, JLL
Michael George of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Michael discusses the investment process for tall building development around the world.
Interview: Chifley Tower
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Chifley Tower in Sydney, the recipient of the 2015 Tall Building Performance Award, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Michael George, JLL
Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "Managing Performance Through Incremental Improvements: Chifley Tower, Sydney,” where he provides an overview of the Chifley…
2015 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Douglas Mass, Cosentini Associates
Nicholas E. Billotti, Chairman, Turner International, Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, Alberto Alarcon, Chief Executive Officer, HOLEDECK, Maria Ramirez, Managing Director, HOLEDECK, and Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects,…
Interview: Matthew Richards
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Matthew Richards, JLL
Matthew Richards of JLL is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Matthew discusses the flow of international investments and capital.
2015 New York Conference - Session 3c - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Michael George, JLL; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; and Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3c: Social Issues.
Global Best Practice for Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within their Communities
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Michael George, JLL
Driven by diverse factors that include the constant march of urbanisation, the changing demographic of the workforce, changes to the nature of city working, the continual blurring of our personal and professional lives and emerging expectations of…
Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
John Jacobsson, The Related Companies
Matthew Richards, JLL
Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; John Jacobsson, The Related Companies; Matthew Richards, JLL; and Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction, discuss international investments and answer audience questions at the 2015 New…
JLL Joins Founding Sponsor Group for CTBUH Asia Headquarters
24 Feb 2015 – Other Videos; Alastair Hughes, JLL
JLL APAC CEO Alastair Hughes comments on the evolving skyscraper landscape in Asia and the company’s role as one of the seven Founding Sponsors of CTBUH’s Asia headquarters in China.
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Matthew Clifford, JLL
This presentation examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case studies and workshop participation. 2) Discusses the current and future trends in…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 01 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 01 Questions & Answers session with speakers Matthew Clifford, JLL; Cathy Yang, Taipei Financial Center; Jason Haase, LMN Architects; Victor Madeira Filho, Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados;…
Interview: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China.
Monthly Video: Matthew Clifford
16 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL
Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Shanghai China. Matthew Clifford, Head of Energy & Sustainability Services, JLL, discusses green design and sustainability trends, particularly in China. View the extended interview here.
City-Scapes: Transformations + Interventions
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Helmut Jahn, JAHN
In our journey from Chicago to New York, the United States, South Africa, Europe, the Mideast to Asia/China, the tall building has always been tied intrinsically to its time, place, and context. The design strategies pursued are developed from those…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: Archi-neering Tall
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Never predictable, never simplistic, Helmut Jahn has developed a complex portfolio of iconic buildings around the world. Standout projects include the Sony Center in Berlin, Xerox Center in Chicago, Liberty Place in Philadelphia and the MGM Veer…
Interview: The Green Retrofit of the Empire State Building
22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle
Dan Probst of Jones Lang LaSalle is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Dan talks about the green retrofit of the Empire State Building in New York, as well as…
What Every Tenant Wants
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago
In parts of the world, higher levels of sustainable building performance is being driven by legislation. In other parts, including the US, it is primarily being driven by tenant and market demand. As the heat of both the office and residential market…
Session 2 - The Changing Economics of Tall Sustainability Q & A
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S2 speaker panel consisting of: Steve Watts, Partner / Tall Buildings Leader, Davis Langdon, London; Dan Probst, Chairman Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago; and Garrett A. Miller, President, Hill International Real…

Papers/Research

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers
As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, ideally all offering something…
Why Healthy Workplaces Matter
Dec 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 4; Robert S. Best, JLL
Employers are realizing that workplaces have an immense impact on productivity. And, because people typically represent about 90% of a company’s costs, even a slight improvement in productivity hits the bottom-line in a very big way. The focus is…
Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Samuel So, Colin Dowall & Michael George, JLL
China is the global epicenter of mankind’s mass urbanization and the exploding growth of global cities. China is the unrivaled leader in the development of tall buildings on an unprecedented scale in terms of their number, geographic distribution,…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Global Best Practice for Creating Socially Engaging Tall Buildings within Their Communities
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Michael George, Richard Fennell & Eric Lee, JLL
Driven by diverse factors that include the constant march of urbanization, the changing demographic of the workforce, changes to the nature of city working, the continual blurring of our personal and professional lives and emerging expectations of…
Delivering and Managing Sustainable Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Matthew Clifford, Peter Hilderson & Chris Wallbank, JLL
This paper examines best practices to develop a framework for the effective management of high-performance sustainable tall building. 1) Utilizes relevant case studies and workshop participation. 2) Discusses the current and future trends in building…
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; John Harris, Jones Lang LaSalle
Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the market and the Kingdom’s growing interest in building tall.

JLL Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 29 Completed5 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 8 Completed1 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 16 Years
Most Common Function office, 26 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 13 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving JLL

1   Ping An Finance Center 2017 599 m Shenzhen
2   CITIC Tower 2018 528 m Beijing
3   Empire State Building 1931 381 m New York City
4   Aon Center 1973 346 m Chicago
5   Chongqing World Financial Center 2015 339 m Chongqing
6   Tianjin Modern City Office Tower 2016 338 m Tianjin
7   China World Tower 2010 330 m Beijing
8   Deji Plaza 2013 324 m Nanjing
9   Rongmin Financial Center 2022 300 m Xi’an
10   Dongguan TBA Tower 2013 289 m Dongguan
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving JLL, Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., LaSalle Investment Management