International Director & Vice Chairman, AmericasJones Lang LaSalle (JLL)President & CEO Bulls Advisory Group, LLCCurrent Board PositionsUSAA; Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE); Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE); Rasmussen Inc.; New York State Teachers' Retirement System (Real Estate Advisory Council); West Point Association of Graduates; Military Bowl (NCAA sanctioned post season game).Former Board PositionsExelis (NYSE); Tyco International (NYSE); Kennedy Center of Performing Arts Friends and Family Boa
International Director & Vice Chairman, Americas
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
President & CEO
Bulls Advisory Group, LLC
Current Board Positions
USAA; Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE); Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE); Rasmussen Inc.; New York State Teachers' Retirement System (Real Estate Advisory Council); West Point Association of Graduates; Military Bowl (NCAA sanctioned post season game).
Former Board Positions
Exelis (NYSE); Tyco International (NYSE); Kennedy Center of Performing Arts Friends and Family Board;Executive Leadership Council.
Herman Bulls is Vice Chairman, Americas, JLL and the founder and former Chairman of JLL’s highly acclaimed Public Institutions specialty, a practice focused on delivering integrated real estate solutions to federal, state and local government entities, non-profit organizations, transportation facilities, and higher education institutions. He is also an International Director and develops large profitable client relationships across the entire JLL platform as well as evaluates strategic mergers and acquisitions for the firm. He represented the firm at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
During over 27 years at JLL, he has worked in the areas of development, investment management, facilities operations and business development/retention. He has developed relationships with many of the firms 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, State of Tennessee, Kaiser, General Motors and the Port of Oakland, by providing thought leadership and strategic guidance and direction 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. His successive minority ownership partners included SunTrust and Goldman Sachs. He sold the firm in 2010 and continues to have a non executive interest in the successor firm. Additionally, he founded Bulls Advisory Group, LCC, a management consulting and real estate advisory firm and currently serves as President and CEO.
Prior to joining JLL, 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. Among his many military awards is the Legion of Merit. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008.
Education and Affiliations
Mr. Bulls received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978 and a MBA in finance from Harvard Business School in 1985. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization of senior African American business executives from Fortune 500 companies, and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Executive Leadership Foundation. Mr. Bulls currently serves as a board member on the West Point Associate of Graduates Board of Directors, and is a member of Leadership Washington, and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). Mr. Bulls is a founding member and served as the inaugural President of the African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) of Washington, D.C.
He is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS), one of the largest pension funds in the nation. He is also on the Board of Directors of Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE:FIX), where he serves on the Governance and Compensation Committees, Rasmussen College, a post-secondary for profit educational services organization, and USAA, a Fortune 100 company which is the leading provider of banking, insurance and investment management services to the military community, where he serves as chair of the Risk Committee and Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC), where he serves on the Compensation and Governance committees. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Military Bowl, a NCAA sanctioned football bowl game played in Annapolis, MD each December.
Mr. Bulls is a former member of the Friends and Family Advisory Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Board of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education.
Awards and Recognition
• Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America, Savoy magazine, 2008 & 2012
• Top 300 Black Directors in Corporate America, Savoy magazine 2016
• Minority Business Leader 2009, Washington Business Journal (WBJ)
• Trail Blazer Award 2008 Global Real Estate Diversity Conference, Atlanta, GA
• Chair, Fannie Mae National Housing Advisory Council, 2008
• 2007 Minority Leader of the Year Commercial Real Estate News (CPN)
• Passing the Torch Legacy Award 2007 African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP)
• Expert Witness to Congress on privatization (2006)
• APEX Award 2015, Morgan State State University Earl Graves School of Business
He and his wife Iris, a senior federal government official, reside in McLean, VA. They have three children, Hemran, Jr (West Point 2005/Duke Fuqua School of Business 2015), Nathaniel (Earlham College 2006) and Jonathan (West Point 2010).