Molly Kelly

Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Chicago
  • One South Wacker Drive
  • Suite 3000
  • Chicago, IL 60606-4649 United States

Molly Kelly joined Avison Young as Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in February 2019. She is responsible for all strategic marketing and communications globally and serves on the executive committee and corporate leadership team, providing oversight and strategy for the company's global growth.

A seasoned CRE professional, Molly has a deep background in brand positioning, ranging from M&A initiatives and IPO activities to the creation and integration of a global brand. Her far-reaching expertise includes advertising, business development, competitive intelligence, regional and local market research, community affairs, corporate philanthropy, social media, direct marketing, employee communications, event marketing, media relations, marketing collateral, property marketing and website development.

She was formerly Global Chief Marketing Officer at Jones Lang LaSalle (now known as JLL), and was instrumental in its creation following the merger of LaSalle Partners and Jones Lang Wootton in 1999. Her responsibilities included the integration of multiple brands around the world into a single cohesive real estate services brand. Kelly was also Chief Marketing Officer, Americas at JLL, where she directed strategic focus for the company's marketing, communications and research functions.

Molly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and marketing from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is currently a board member of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation as well as a board member and chair of One22, a Wyoming-based charity that supports community members who face health, financial and cultural challenges. She is a recipient of the Women in Real Estate Impact Award (2010) and Jones Lang LaSalle's Champion of Excellence Award (2012).