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CHICAGO, IL

Single-Tenant, Net Lease Investment Market to Grow to $30 Billion in 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle Launches Exchange Website as repository for single-tenant property trades


CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2011 — The single-tenant, net lease investment sales market is expected to grow to approximately $30 billion in 2011, and Jones Lang LaSalle aims to facilitate investment property trades in this arena with the launch of its new Net Lease Exchange website. The single-tenant repository, http://www.jllexchange.com, is 100 percent dedicated to the sale of NNN single-tenant properties on behalf of occupier, developer and investors. It connects these sellers to Jones Lang LaSalle’s extensive global buyer network through an exclusive property inventory of properties of all types and sizes combined with sophisticated transaction tools.

Jones Lang LaSalle is leveraging decades of NNN single-tenant capital markets transaction and advisory expertise, and a track record of more than $10 billion in single-tenant property sale transaction since 2005, to create a unique Web portal that empowers buyers and sellers to effectively price and transact.  This site is another innovative technique that Jones Lang LaSalle is bringing to market, following the successful delivery of its Web auction platform that created a market for commercial property and note dispositions online while transactions were stalled in 2009 and 2010. Now, the firm’s new capital markets site is capturing net lease investor demand occurring today, and anticipated in the years ahead, as investors increasingly seek stability and dependable income streams.  

“The net lease and corporate occupier space is a dominant area for our firm and we intend to continue to service our growing client demands through both our full service investment sales and financing services, as well as through our new exchange platform that connects sellers and single-tenant buyers. This site is easy to navigate and features the market’s best data points and research perspectives that help both sides of the transaction execute the right deal,” said Jones Lang LaSalle’s President of Americas Capital Markets Jay Koster. 

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Net Lease Exchange is run under the firm’s Corporate Finance & Net Lease division led by Managing Director Guy Ponticiello.  Ponticiello’s team includes the industry’s leading experts that hold extensive experience facilitating credit underwriting and structuring finance as well as corporate occupier services that are critical to the successful execution of transactions.

“The low interest rate environment and the lack of safe-haven investment alternatives are driving new sources in build-to-suit and sale-leaseback activity, and investors have incredibly healthy appetites for stable and dependable income streams that single-tenant assets provide,” said Ponticiello.  “Net Lease Exchange combines the best of the firm’s expertise in capital markets and corporate occupier services.  We also leverage our real estate investment and credit tenant lease expertise to cross financing hurdles and create tax advantages by structuring the most competitive financing available in the market.”

Net Lease Exchange: http://www.jllexchange.com
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Net Lease Exchange website serves as a one-stop repository for the industry’s most attractive investment opportunities, including:  net lease sales, corporate sale leasebacks, buyer financing, credit tenant lease financing, build-to-suit and low/zero cash flow investments.  The firm has also established an alliance with First American Exchange to provide investors with tax deferral strategies by utilizing numerous 1031 exchange structures. Interested parties are encouraged to view the
website at www.jllexchange.com now to register at no charge to define your needs profile and view sophisticated buyer valuation tools and real-time financial markets data including U.S. treasury and bond pricing and related industry news.  The site features a comprehensive data vault that allows registered members free access to set up a profile page, store and review saved properties. The website is also compatible with iPads, iPhones, Blackberry and mobile phones so members can view it from anywhere, anytime.
 
 


Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for 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 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 $43 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.