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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Retail Capability

Firm adds retail real estate specialists to Retail Outsourcing Services team

DALLAS, January 15, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle, the financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has strengthened its Retail Outsourcing Services group (ROS) by appointing Matt Merrill and Robert Franks as Vice Presidents. Robert is based in Dallas while Matt resides in Miami and both specialize in advising retailers on national roll-outs, regional expansions and existing store portfolio management.
Matt Merrill is a senior retail executive with more than eight years of experience.  He joins from Citi Trends in Savannah Georgia where he was Retail Real Estate Director.  With more than six years of corporate real estate experience, Roberts Franks joins from FedEx Office where he was real estate manager.
“Both Matt and Robert are great hires for our fast-growing team and will bring the kind of field and process leadership our clients and our team are looking for.  Their retail background, real estate expertise and strong corporate experience will compliment and support our clients’ goals across the country,” said Geno Coradini, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle, Retail Outsourcing Services group. 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Retail Outsourcing Services group is the leading full-service provider of outsourced real estate capabilities for retailers in the U.S.  The ROS group provides services in development strategy, transaction management, project management, asset management, lease administration and facilities maintenance in a cohesive and integrated offering.  The group’s clients include some of the nation’s leading retailers including T-Mobile USA, HSBC Bank USA, National City Bank and Nike.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2007 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.2 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $53 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,
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