Erin Patterson, 2017 Health Leader

Title: Vice President/Associate Director
Organization: JLL Consulting
Location: New York, NY

Erin Patterson is a Vice President with JLL Consulting, with 14 years of expertise in strategic real estate analysis, consulting and research. At JLL, Erin advises clients on real estate portfolio optimization, labor market analysis, best practice benchmarking, opportunity assessments and real estate governance. Previously, Erin was an office strategist at Deutsche Asset Management, supporting an asset management team with $22.9 billion in real estate under management. Strategic analysis resulted in $4B in office acquisitions and $272.8M in debt placement. Erin served as a strategic advisor to portfolio and asset management for office properties held in publically non-traded REITs and portfolios for public and private investors. Her analysis of actionable trends and apply to asset-level strategy, such as collaborative office design, led to the purchase of assets that met specifications, re-evaluation current portfolios, assignment of capital for renovation or identification of development opportunities.

Prior to her time at DeAM, Erin served as a Research manager for JLL Markets and National Research business partner for JLL Project and Development Services and Construction business lines. Erin was also an economic and real estate consultant at RCG providing feasibility studies, location analysis, highest and best use studies, foreign market entry, asset repositioning, and capital market analysis.
Ms. Patterson holds an MSc. In Urban and Regional Planning from The London School of Economics and a BA in History/Art History from Binghamton University. Erin is a LEED Green Associate, and an active member of ULI, NYPEN, the Binghamton Rowing Alumni Board and Kids In Crisis.

Why are you motivated to participate in the Health Leaders Network? How will your participation enhance your current and future work?

This program is important to me because it represents an intersection of two passions in my life: real estate and wellness. As an office-worker myself, and a fitness and healthy eating enthusiast, I am always thinking about the built world around me and how it is affecting wellness of the people who inhabit these places. My awareness of the trends and realities in this space motivate me to spread the message, increase awareness and affect change. Participating in the Health Leaders Network is a great vehicle with a strong platform behind it, enabling make real impact. It will allow me to grow my own knowledge in the subject matter, and validate a growing field in real estate. This will no doubt boost me professionally as a consultant to increase my clients’ knowledge and help them implement best practices in their own real estate portfolios. In fact, where there is most value is in the tangibility of wellness and associated practices. There is not a long timeframe to see positive returns from modest investment. I expect as awareness increases across the real estate world, overall demand for expertise in the field will also increase as will the efforts to implement practices that enhance wellness. This is just the beginning of a new real estate enterprise that has huge promise for sustainability and longevity.

ULI Health Leaders Network

The ULI Health Leaders Network is designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.