Watkins to Lead Innovation, Product Development at JLL

Emily Watkins has been tapped to serve as senior vice president, based out of the firm's San Francisco office.

February 16, 2011
By Allison Landa, News Editor

Emily Watkins has been tapped to serve as senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle. In her new position, she will lead innovation and product development within the corporate solutions practice. Watkins will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office, reporting to international director Doug Sharp.

Watkins joins the firm from Gap Inc., where she served for 13 years within the company’s architecture, construction and real estate departments. She most recently worked as senior director of real estate operations, guiding the brand’s global asset management, portfolio management, real estate analytics and technology functions.

According to Sharp, Watkins’ experience, creativity and forward-thinking approach will bolster Jones Lang LaSalle’s position as a market leader for developing client solutions.

Watkins earned her undergraduate degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the UC Berkeley-Columbia University program.