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BOMA Boston and Greater Hartford Recognize Jones Lang LaSalle Property Managers and Buildings

Jones Lang LaSalle property managers recipients of several BOMA TOBY and Industry Awards

BOSTON, Nov. 21 PM, 2011 – Boston’s 21 Custom House Street and the ING Building in Hartford, both managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, won top honors at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Building of the Year and Industry Awards held at the Boston Sheraton Hotel and 960 Main Street in Hartford last night. The firm won Corporate Member of the Year recognition from BOMA Greater Hartford. Property Manager Kelly Oyekoya was honored with the Property Manager of the Year Award-Suburban for her work overseeing a five building 580,000-square-foot Class A suburban portfolio in Andover, Tewksbury, and Marlborough, Mass.

21 Custom House Street won the 2011 The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the under 100,000 square feet category. 21 Custom House is a 23-year-old 91,369 square foot Class A office space located at the epicentre of Boston’s Financial District. The property team was recognized for its strong tenant relations, positive community impact, training for building personnel, emergency preparedness and security standards, and energy conservation measures.

In Hartford the ING Building was recognized in the Corporate Facility category.

The ING facility in Windsor, Conn., is a 478,000-square-foot single tenant, owner occupied, first class corporate office building constructed in 2007 to house ING’s 2,200 employees. The property team manages this corporate facility, as well as services the needs of the building’s occupants under the direction of ING’s corporate real estate team.

As the building is new construction, built in only 19 months under an accelerated construction schedule, the teams have diligently focused on completing post construction tasks, while at the same time achieving optimum occupant satisfaction and energy efficiency as exhibited by the Energy Star Certification. Energy saving features managed by the team include: energy efficient lighting, high efficiency roof-top HVAC units, modulating high efficiency natural gas boilers and an efficient energy management system.

Jones Lang LaSalle had several finalists in various individual TOBY categories. Vice President Michael McGloin was recognized as a 2011 BOMA Boston Executive Engineer of the Year Award finalist for his outstanding work at 99 High, a 730,000-square-foot tower owned by TIAA-CREF that recently underwent a far-reaching capital improvements program. In 2010 the building earned distinction as the Outstanding Building of the Year in the Renovated Building category. Property Manager Chris Wessen was a finalist for Property Manager of the Year-Suburban. Property managers Jennifer Mauren and Sara Wartella were also finalists for individual BOMA Awards.

These Jones Lang LaSalle managed properties were recognized as 2011 TOBY Award finalists: 2 Canal Park owned by TA Associates; 260 Franklin Street owned by Heitman; 670 Albany Street at BioSquare owned by Boston University and Boston Medical Center; 99 Bedford Street owned by Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation; TIAA-CREF’s 99 High; Ames Pond Corporate Center owned by Leggat McCall Properties with Dead River Properties LLC; One Financial Center owned by Beacon Capital Partners; and One Research Drive owned by TR Westborough Corp. – KBS Realty.

“The recognition Jones Lang LaSalle received from both the BOMA Boston and BOMA Greater Hartford TOBY awards demonstrates our firm’s commitment to our clients, their assets, the local communities and the overall environment,” said Dan Pufunt, President of Property Management for Jones Lang LaSalle.

“The TOBY awards received by our team, and the recognition of several Jones Lang LaSalle managers and buildings is an indication of the tremendous efforts they put forth on a daily basis,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Regional Director of Boston Property Management Brian Barriero. “Our team members ensure our clients’ assets are protected, their values enhanced and that the tenants within their buildings receive the attention they deserve. We're very proud and congratulate them for a job well done.”

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 $47.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,