Founder and leader of JLL’s highly acclaimed Public Institutions group, Bulls leads a national team that helps colleges and universities leverage their facilities in new ways to support the bottom line while enhancing the campus experience. His team collaborates with institutions to reduce facilities costs; generate new revenue streams; create modern learning, living and innovation facilities; adopt smart building technology; and find new ways to fund development projects.
Before joining JLL three decades ago, Bulls helped found and led two commercial real estate companies following more than a decade of active duty with the U.S. Army. His active-duty assignments included working in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and as an assistant professor at West Point. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008.
Bulls serves on numerous public, private, nonprofit and civic boards, including the American Red Cross National Board of Governors, American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC), and the Fannie Mae National Housing Advisory Council, of which he is chairman. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council of senior African-American executives from Fortune 500 companies, and is former chairman of the Executive Leadership Foundation.
Bulls holds a BS degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School.