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NEW YORK, NY

Jones Lang LaSalle Secures $360 Million in Joint Venture Acquisition Equity for U.S. Realty Advisors


NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets experts today announced the firm has secured $360 million in acquisition equity for a real estate investment vehicle to be managed by U.S. Realty Advisors, LLC.  The entity, called USRA Net Lease Capital Corp., will pursue the purchase of single-tenant net leased assets throughout the United States, pursuant to a business plan developed by U.S. Realty Advisors, LLC.

International Director Tom Beneville led the Jones Lang LaSalle team on this transaction.

Richard Ader, Chairman of U.S. Realty Advisors, said, “This equity capital will allow us to structure the types of transactions that meet the requirements of corporations and other tenants while providing predictable, attractive returns to our investors.”

“U.S. Realty’s stellar 22-year track record provided evidence of the superior sponsorship necessary to attract sophisticated capital to any kind of real estate program today,” added Beneville. “The firm’s demonstrated mastery of all aspects of net leased real estate, its unique reputation with corporate tenants, and the professionalism of all parties were key to successfully closing this venture.”

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 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 U.S. Realty Advisors
U.S. Realty is a privately-held financial services firm specializing in net lease real estate investment and advisory services. Its portfolio of corporate real estate assets currently exceeds $2.5 billion. Combining capital markets knowledge, transaction experience, analytical skills and creativity, the company has completed over $9 billion of sale-leaseback, leveraged lease, recapitalization and structured credit-based real estate transactions since the inception of the firm in 1989.

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, www.joneslanglasalle.com.