White House Clean Energy Panelist Herman Bulls

Herman Bulls, CEO, Public Institutions, Jones Lang LaSalle

Herman Bulls is the founder and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s highly acclaimed Public Institutions specialty, a practice focused on delivering integrated real estate solutions to Federal, state and local government entities, nonprofit organizations, transportation facilities, and higher education institutions.

During over 21 years at Jones Lang LaSalle he has worked in the areas of development, investment management, facilities operations and business development/retention. He has developed relationships with many of the firm’s leading clients, including the General Services Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of the Army, Department of State, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Ohio State University, Georgia Tech and the Port of Oakland by providing thought leadership and strategic guidance for real estate issues. Mr. Bulls has also served as an expert witness on real estate matters in court as well as testified before congressional committees on privatization issues and public-private partnerships.

Mr. Bulls also co-founded and served as President and CEO of Bulls Capital Partners, a multi-family financing company under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) program. Limited partners in the venture included SunTrust Bank and Goldman Sachs. He sold the firm to an affiliate of Guggenheim Securities in 2010 and continues to have a non executive interest in the successor firm, Pillar Multifamily, LLC. Additionally, he founded Bulls Advisory Group, LCC, a real estate advisory firm, and currently serves as President and CEO.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Bulls completed almost 12 years of active duty service with the United States Army. His last active duty assignments were working in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management at the Pentagon and as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at West Point. He has completed the Army’s Airborne, Ranger and Command and General Staff College courses and served overseas in the Republic of Korea. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008.

Mr. Bulls received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MBA in finance from Harvard Business School.


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