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Jones Lang LaSalle Retail Joins Forces to Clean up Urban Nature Preserve

Firm takes part in volunteer community event in Richland Hills

ATLANTA, April 15, 2009 — More than 130 Jones Lang LaSalle Retail executives came together to give back to their local Atlanta community.  The team donned their scrubs, rolled up their sleeves and got to work on the Outdoor Activity Center, just outside downtown Atlanta. They joined forces with the Atlanta Food Bank and Park Pride, a partner of the Atlanta Parks and Recreation Commission to help improve the urban nature preserve at the heart of the Richland Hills community.
“Jones Lang LaSalle made a significant contribution to the Outdoor Activity Center,” said Ayanna Williams, Community Builder, Park Pride.  “Their hard labor made a huge impact in our restoration efforts.  The volunteers were a joy to work with because they were willing to work hard and get their hands dirty.  We are extremely appreciative of their efforts, and commend their initiative to give back to the local community.”
The Outdoor Activity Center is an urban forest and green space amenity providing educational facilities for Atlanta Public Schools. The 27-acre reserve is an integral part of the local community and is a haven for the local residents in this impoverished neighborhood.  The Jones Lang LaSalle team played an important role in improving the preserve’s community gardens – painting a shed at one of the gardens in preparation for a school visit and removing overgrowth; and creating new planting beds from another, enabling local youths to grow their own vegetables.
They were also involved in trash collection, cleaning up the trails, tending to the gardens, planting shrubs, mulching, mending fences in this mass cleanup operation. Additionally, the team raised $1,500 for the Atlanta Food Bank.
“For Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, spending a Sunday afternoon for a worthwhile cause was not only rewarding, but also a chance for the firm to give back to the community,” said Greg Maloney, President and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Retail. “The nature reserve is a significant part of the neighborhood and important to the quality of life of its residents. We felt that with a substantial team effort we could make a real difference to the future of this important community project.”
About Park Pride
Park Pride, founded in 1989, is the only organization that works with communities all over Atlanta to improve their parks. Each year Park Pride coordinates more than 20,000 hours of volunteer work in Atlanta parks, develops new conceptual park plans for neighborhood parks and helps start many "Friends of the Park" groups. Park Pride is able to engage and serve the community by generating these Friends of the Park groups, which focus on advocacy efforts as well as promoting participation in Park Pride's Adopt-a-Park, Park Visioning, Volunteer, Fiscal Partners and Micro Grant programs. Park Pride continued to work with local organizations and community members to support the creation of the Atlanta BeltLine, which promises to create more than 1,000 acres of new parks and 33 miles of trails. The organization's annual Parks & Greenspace Conference serves as the signature event to create a world class park system in Atlanta.
About Jones Lang LaSalle Retail
As a third-party service provider, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail manages the largest retail portfolio in the country. Its 59 million-square-foot portfolio consists of more than 145 regional malls, strip centers, power centers, lifestyle centers, ground-up development projects, mixed-use centers and transportation terminals across 30 states. Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has a portfolio of 1.2 billion square feet of property under management worldwide, including more than 10,000 retail locations on four continents. Jones Lang LaSalle is the only global real estate services firm with a team of dedicated, full-time experts who deliver comprehensive and globally integrated services in Energy and Sustainability under one umbrella. The firm offers leading-edge, industry-unique technology, training and tools in energy and sustainability to maximize the benefits for its clients and the greater community. For more information on Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, visit
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 2008 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 1.4 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 more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,
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