As JLL continues to make strategic investments in corporate real estate business intelligence and technology talent, it has appointed Ken Nigro to lead BI & Analytics for the firm’s Corporate Solutions business in the Americas. He will be based in Chicago.

“Arming our clients with the best data and smarter insights to make more informed and strategic business decisions has never been more important,” said Richard Brown, Global Head of Business Intelligence and Analytics at JLL. “Ken is the latest example of our commitment to bring the best and most experienced talent to optimize our BI strategy in the Americas.”

Previously Nigro was at the Walt Disney Company, where he most recently served as Director, Human Resources Business Intelligence and Analytics. Prior to that he was at Bank of America where he held a number of senior data and business intelligence leadership roles.

A long-standing expert in data and analytics, Nigro began his career developing database and reporting systems with Motorola, before moving to Hyperion Solutions, where he served as the principal data integration consultant deploying their business intelligence solutions to clients during his five years with the company.  He holds a master’s of science in business intelligence and analytics and is completing a second master’s degree in predictive analytics; he also has an undergraduate degree in molecular biology.

“His extensive and remarkable experience is another example of how we continue appoint the best talent in this emerging field from outside the CRE industry,” said Brown.

Nigro’s appointment comes after a year of major milestones that accelerate JLL’s position in leading commercial real estate (CRE) technology advances – from launching and winning with RED, the industry’s first scalable data and insights platform, to acquiring Corrigo, a pioneer in cloud-based facility management solutions, and BRG, a workplace technology consulting firm.