Roger Staubach

Founder and Chairman

Responsibilities

Prior to his retirement in July of 2018, Roger T. Staubach was Executive Chairman of JLL Americas, a professional services firm specializing in real estate.  Roger’s role focused on client relationships and new business development. With 2017 global revenue of $7.9 billion, JLL serves clients in 80 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 300 corporate offices and a global workforce of 82,000. 

Experience

Before joining forces with JLL, Roger was Executive Chairman of The Staubach Company, a leading global real estate advisory firm. Known for its unparalleled standard of business and personal ethics, the company, expanded services to meet clients' ever-changing requirements. The Staubach Company’s 1,600 people served 3,000+ clients from 70 North American offices.

In July 2008, The Staubach Company merged with JLL, bringing together the unique strengths of two powerful organizations.

Education and Affiliations

A 1965 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in engineering, Roger served four years as a Navy officer.  After the Navy he joined the Dallas Cowboys professional football team and launched his real estate career while playing football.

Roger served as the Chairman of the Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV which was held in North Texas in 2011. He continues to be involved with The Children’s Cancer Fund, the United States Naval Academy Foundation and numerous other civic, charitable, and professional organizations.

Honors and Awards

Among the many honors bestowed upon Roger are the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" in 2018, Commercial Property News’ "Corporate Services Executive of the Year" (four times), the 2006 Congressional Medal of Honor “Patriot Award,” the American Jewish Congress "Torch of Conscience Award," and the United States Naval Academy "Distinguished Graduate.”  He was also given the “J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award” from the SMU Cary M. Maguire Center, named Dallas Business Journal’s “2007 Business Person of the Year”, and in 2007 he was presented the “Horatio Alger Award” and inducted as a lifelong member by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. 

Current Board Member        

  • Children’s Cancer Fund, Advisory Board
  • Institute for Aerobics Research, Board of Trustees
  • SMU Maguire Center for Ethics, Advisory Board

Past Board Member

  • AMR Corporation
  • Brinker International
  • Cinemark
  • JLL
  • The Salvation Army, National Board of Advisors
  • United Way of America, National Board