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Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Corporate Finance & Net Lease Expertise in Los Angeles

Rob Bickel joins firm’s West Coast practice as Managing Director

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2011 —  Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets experts today announced the firm has hired Rob Bickel as a Managing Director in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Net Lease (CFNL) practice on the West Coast.  Bickel, who will be based in Los Angeles, will partner with Managing Director Bob Dmytryk and work under the direction of Managing Director Guy Ponticiello to expand the firm’s ability to serve corporate and single-tenant investor clients in the western United States.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in corporations seeking to execute increasingly complex occupancy and monetization strategies that require creative and sophisticated capital markets solutions,” said Mr. Ponticiello.  “Rob brings expertise in credit analysis, finance, lease accounting, tax and transaction structuring and will be instrumental in helping occupiers evaluate real estate alternatives and make the best financial decisions particularly around portfolio optimization, build-to-suit and sale leaseback executions.  Rob is also an expert in single-tenant investment sales having, in his previous position, transformed a start up into one of the country’s leading single-tenant structured finance firms.”

Bickel has spent the past seven years with a leading structured finance company, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions.  He was instrumental in the acquisition of approximately $1 billion in single-tenant asset through existing leases, sale-leasebacks and build-to-suits during that time.  Prior to that, Bickel was a Vice President at a major commercial real estate brokerage where he was a member of the National Net Lease Investment Group.  He has also held positions at iStar Financial, Inc. and RREEF/Deutsche Bank.  Mr. Bickel received his bachelor of science in Regional Development from the University of Arizona.  He has long-standing affiliations with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Added Jan Pope, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Southwest Market Director, “We’ve made a significant investment in our Capital Markets practice here in Southern California during the past few months, adding industrial, multifamily and retail experts to broaden our already wide ranging platform.  The addition of Rob further expands the depth and breadth of local expertise we provide to our clients."

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. Our in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for our clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2010 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $43 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $33 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $140 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. In the United States, Jones Lang LaSalle grew its office broker volumes by 257 percent in 2010 and is quickly gaining market share across all property types. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises approximately 800 specialists, operating in 185 major markets worldwide.

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 more than $45.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,