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Direct Invest Appoints Jones Lang LaSalle Leasing Agent at University Office Park


BOSTON, June 9, 2009 — Direct Invest, LLC, a leading real estate company located in Boston, has named Jones Lang LaSalle leasing agents at University Office Park in Waltham, MA. The 296,839 square foot, first class business campus is situated directly off the Massachusetts Turnpike next to Brandeis University.
 
University Office Park consists of two high performance office buildings at 51 and 95 Sawyer Road. The buildings feature modern construction and design aesthetics, quality architecture and finishes and distinctive glass atriums. The park offers flexible floor plans and on-site amenities including a fitness center and café, outdoor balconies, covered parking and on-site management.
 
“This is truly a signature suburban business campus,” said Peter Evans, Principal of Direct Invest. “Its contemporary design, location, and amenities-rich environment have contributed to its success. We look forward to working with Jones Lang LaSalle's talented leasing team, and have every expectation that University Office Park will flourish in the future.”
 
According to Alex Dauria, Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle: “University Office Park stands the test of time with its quality image, architecture and convenient location. With direct access to the Mass Pike entrance, there are no traffic signals between University Office Park, Cambridge, Downtown Boston or Logan Airport.”
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s leasing team will be led by Mr. Dauria. Working with him on the marketing of University Office Park will be Senior Vice President Keith Gurtler, Associate Brendan Cohn and Associate Matt Malatesta.
 
Current tenants at University Office Park include Up To Date, NetCracker, Epoch Senior Living and Inverness Medical Innovations.
 
About Direct Invest
 
Direct Invest’s real estate experience is built on a foundation of years of fundamental real estate investments and asset management. Since 1996, the Manager’s senior management team has acquired, developed and managed in excess of 10 million square feet of real estate. Through the acquisition of over 50 buildings in major Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, over 2.5 million square feet of construction/redevelopment projects, more than $400 million of portfolio and individual asset financings, and over $500 million of asset dispositions, the senior management team has established a reputation for creating value and outperforming the market.
 
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 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 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 $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.