Yishai Lerner is co-CEO of JLL Technologies (JLLT), a business division of JLL dedicated to commercial real estate (CRE) technology. Yishai leverages his 20-year background in leadership and technology to guide his team toward finding innovative solutions to age-old problems in CRE. He is also a member of the JLL Global Executive Board.
Previously, Yishai served as co-CEO of JLL Spark Global Ventures, JLL’s global venture fund investing in early to mid-stage startups to fuel and accelerate innovation in PropTech. Prior to his time at JLL, he was a senior executive at Groupon, the co-founder and CTO of Mob.ly (acquired by Groupon), the first engineer at Carrier IQ and Core Mobility (acquired by Smith Micro), and an artificial intelligence programmer at Activision Studios. Additionally, Yishai has been an angel investor and adviser to a number of startups, including Uber and Boom Supersonic.
Yishai holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he concentrated in AI and contributed to the MIT Media Lab. He is based in San Francisco, California.