Christine Chao

Christine leads marketing and communications for JLL Spark. She is responsible for elevating the Spark brand within the venture capital, tech, and real estate communities by developing and executing the media strategy for the global venture fund. Christine also partners with the JLL and JLL Technologies corporate communications teams to amplify internal awareness of Spark.

Prior to joining the JLL Spark team, Christine was the communications lead for BakerHughesC3.ai, a joint venture developing industrial AI and machine learning. Before that, she managed marketing programs for tech and consulting firms.

Christine holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Sonia El-Sherif

As Chief of Staff for JLL Spark, Sonia develops and monitors critical business metrics that provide actionable information to the JLLT senior leadership, JLL Executives and Board. She drives operational efficiency and repeatability throughout Spark. She serves as a highly visible strategic partner, focusing on long-term planning and projects to ensure the growth of the organization and the success of the Managing Partner.  

Prior to joining Spark, Sonia worked at JLL specializing in tenant representation on both a local and global level. She utilized JLL’s best-in-class technology platform to find creative solutions to meet her clients’ unique needs. Her responsibilities included technology platform management, global market analysis, lease and sale negotiations, client portfolio optimization, as well as all disposition and acquisition activity.

Prior to JLL, she worked at WBT selling into the industrial, construction, and data center markets. She managed revenue streams for six states by establishing sales targets, deployment strategies, and go-to-market initiatives.