Glass ceilings? Closed doors? Not at JLL. We recognize the success and achievements of the amazing women throughout our firm. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight a few of the strong, smart, and ambitious women of JLL. We appreciate them not only this month, but every day. We hope they inspire you like they inspire us.
Meet Kiana Cox
Kiana is our Senior Research Analyst in Phoenix. She is responsible for tracking and analyzing all local real estate market fundamentals. She works closely with brokerage and support professionals throughout the western region as well as colleagues throughout the global JLL organization to provide best-in-class research that differentiates JLL.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was determined to be a scientist, until I started taking science classes and realized that the subject matter is not my forte.
How did you get into commercial real estate?
It was luck of the draw. I wanted to learn more about graphic design and stumbled across a marketing internship at JLL. I applied and interviewed, but the company decided they needed to hire a researcher instead, so I asked to interview for that as well and was hired.
What is a typical day for you?
I like to start my mornings by playing with my new Great Dane puppy, Bojack. Then I brave through traffic heading to and from work. After work I spend more time playing with the pup, mixed in with some video games and listening parties with my husband. I try to eat myself into a coma every dinner.
Who was the biggest influence in your life?
My grandmother. After my family moved from San Francisco to the suburbs when I was little, I still wanted to go to school in the city. I spent almost every day before and after school at my grandmother’s house. It was the greatest time!
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t worry about things that aren’t in your control.
How has JLL supported you as a woman in business?
JLL is always giving me opportunities to learn and grow. This company offers a variety of the tools to do so. It’s up to us as individuals to use them.