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Jones Lang LaSalle adds David Branding and Matt Aljets to St. Louis brokerage team

ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 21, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that David Branding and Matt Aljets have joined the commercial real estate brokerage team in the firm’s St. Louis office.

Branding will join the company as a Vice President in the Industrial Services group while Aljets will join as a Senior Associate on the office landlord representation team.  The hiring of Branding and Aljets is the latest evidence of Jones Lang LaSalle’s continued growth in the St. Louis market, a key component of the firm’s long-term strategic plan.

“David and Matt both bring exceptional skills and a wealth of experience to their new roles on our industrial and agency leasing teams, respectively,” said Lynn Schenck, a Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Vice President and head of the brokerage team in the firm’s St. Louis office. “We are proud to welcome them and are confident that they will bring considerable value to our clients here in the St. Louis region.”

Branding comes to Jones Lang LaSalle with more than 13 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry — first as the director of real estate for a major wholesale and retail petroleum corporation and later as an industrial broker in the St. Louis offices of NAI and Cassidy Turley.

In 2009, he was involved in completing one of the largest industrial real estate transactions ever completed in the St. Louis region, Sherwin-Williams Company’s lease of a 1.22-million-square-foot regional distribution center in Effingham, Ill.

Aljets, meanwhile, was recruited to the firm from CB Richard Ellis, where he was among that company’s top-producing brokers in St. Louis in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was named the 2008 “Rookie of the Year” by the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®.

He will team with Schenck on the Metropolitan square assignment and with Vice President David Steinbach on the Corporate Hill assignment.
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 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 185 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 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 $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,