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Moscone Center Renovation Reaches Halfway Point

Co-Managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, Most Extensive Upgrade of 2MSF Convention Center Since 1981 Opening Includes State-of-the-Art Technology and Energy Improvement

SAN FRANCISCO, September 06, 2011 — The renovation of Moscone Center, one of the premier convention facilities in the country, has reached its halfway mark, Jones Lang LaSalle announced today.

Jones Lang LaSalle is co-managing the renovation of the 2 million-square-foot convention hall with the city's Department of Public Works. The $56 million project is funded by the city of San Francisco and the San Francisco Tourism Improvement District, established to support Moscone Center and its surrounding 20,000 hotel rooms, as well as restaurants and businesses. Other key participants include design firm HOK and general contractor Webcor Builders.

The renovation includes upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; installation of new energy-efficient lighting systems; technology upgrades such as Wi-Fi availability throughout the center; and improvements to interior design; ADA upgrades; restroom renovations including water usage efficiencies, signage and information booths to improve the experience of convention-goers. When the renovation is complete, Jones Lang LaSalle will assist Moscone Center in achieving LEED Gold certification.

“Our collaborative management approach to the renovation ensured that we brought leading-edge ideas in infrastructure and technology that were very important to their clients.
Additionally, the  improvements to the interior  emphasize the unique attributes San Francisco offers as a destination," said Sonia Greenlee, Senior Vice President, Project and Development Services at Jones Lang LaSalle. “The energy improvements we are making at Moscone Center will improve its annual financial performance and help increase its competitive advantage as energy savings & sustainability are important differentiators to  many convention planners.
“In the past decade Moscone Center has earned numerous awards from the federal and state government for its waste recycling and energy management practices; however, advancements in green technology and best practices create the potential to further reduce Moscone’s environmental impact and enhance the well-being of people who gather there,” said Mary Curtiss, LEED AP, Director of Energy and Sustainability Services for Jones Lang LaSalle in Northern California.
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 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 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 $45.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,