Our founders

Julia Wilhelm 


I have the best job in the world!  I feel incredibly fortunate to live and work in the most dynamic business community, forward-thinking culture, and beautiful place in the world—the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am passionate about helping companies and organizations maximize the value of their most important assets—their people, brand, and the physical space that brings them together every day.  I represent leading companies and non-profit organizations in the meticulous creation, fervent negotiation, and diligent execution of complex headquarters office leasing projects. 

In doing so, I have had the happy opportunity to partner with many amazing people-and I particularly value the friendships I have formed with many of the Bay Area’s most influential women executives.  It has been extremely rewarding to bring this group of remarkable women together through our Women Executives network, for the benefit of us as a community of women in Bay Area business, and to foster the next generation of women leaders.   Join us!

Outside of work I am passionate about my family, climbing mountains on foot, bike and skis, experiencing diverse cultures, providing programs and resources to lift Bay Area families out of poverty through the United Way, and reading my daughter bedtime stories every single night. 

Allison Clark

As a Bay Area native, San Francisco has always been my home. I am now very fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with the incredibly talented and diverse people in this city to locate, negotiate and lease San Francisco office space for their companies.

Every day, I am inspired by my clients - people who are working to better their community through brilliant new ideas and mentorship of the next generation of leaders. I have the privilege of working side by side with these amazing people to help create a vision and a future for their company, whether it’s a brand new startup finding the perfect location for their very first office or a well-established firm continuing to expand in the San Francisco community.

Outside of work, I am an avid nature lover and foodie. I enjoy spending my free time hiking and cooking for friends and family.

ann montilla

I am an enthusiast of numbers and people.  It is wonderful when you find a job that allows you to do what you enjoy every day.  I help clients formulate and execute real estate strategies that align with their business goals.  It is my good fortune to live and work in the fast-paced and forward-thinking city of San Francisco.

Outside of work, you will often find me reading, baking, banking, and hanging out with my family.  

Cara Trani

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I'm doing what I love to do - working with clients who are making a difference in the world, by helping them build their business. Finding the perfect workspace for my clients enables them to attract top talent and foster a culture of innovation and success. I also love negotiating a win for my clients!

I'm committed to helping advance and empower women in business, and have the great fortune of working with like-minded colleagues and clients, and for a company that supports the same.

During my free time, I enjoy hiking along the coast with my husband and son, listening to live music, visiting our National Parks, cooking for a crowd (which usually means my large family!) and funding grants that provide comfort and well-being to UCSF patients and their families through UCSF Partners In Care.

 I look forward to meeting you at our next WE event!

Brittan Hawken


I am a driven, passionate, and creative person who constantly seeks self-improvement and new opportunities to learn. I feel most comfortable in a dynamic work environment where I am surround by innovation and smart individuals who strive to transform the world we live in. 

I am lucky enough to work at JLL, where I am committed to helping technology companies clients successfully navigate the complexities of the San Francisco real estate market to find creative space that inspires them and that fits their unique company culture.

On a more personal note I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, wine tasting, and Beyonce. I am a USC graduate, a Los Angeles native, and a good turkey burger connoisseur.

Danielle Friend

I grew up in New York, spent almost a decade in the Midwest and am now so happy to call San Francisco my home.

 While my background is in architecture, and design still is one of my passions, I have found the perfect fit as a Construction Project Manager for JLL, helping my clients building their dream office space.

My clients range from Global Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Each project brings its own unique set of challenges that always keeps me on my toes. I love working in such a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel incredibly lucky to work with companies such as Lyft, Time Inc., Stitch Fix, and Instacart. 

When I am not working, you can find me out for a walk around Cow Hollow with my crazy 1 year old puppy, Reggie, and my husband, Charlie. 

Laura Tinetti

Originally from the Central Valley, I came to the San Francisco Bay Area for school and ended up falling in love with the culture, community and vibrancy of San Francisco.  I feel fortunate to live and work in one of the most dynamic and beautiful cities in the world.

I am passionate about my job and feel fortunate to love what I do - working with clients who are changing the retail communities in which we all interact daily.  I am dedicated to encouraging and supporting women in real estate.  I feel fortunate to work at a company that supports this initiative.

In my spare time you’ll find me using my hands in creative endeavors such as creating floral designs for weddings and other private events.