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Helee Hillman of Jones Lang LaSalle Named to Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30 in Real Estate”

Senior Project Manager specializing in LEED certification recognized as one of the country’s brightest young business leaders

CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2011 — Helee Hillman, Senior Project Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle, has been named to the Forbes Magazine “Top 30 Under 30,” a list that relies on top business decision-makers to identify “disrupters under 30, in each of 12 fields, making a difference right now.”

“Helee is tremendously deserving of this recognition,” said Todd Burns, president of Project and Development Services at Jones Lang LaSalle.  “Her project management work on behalf of major corporate clients, particularly in collaboration with our Energy and Sustainability Services team, has contributed to our business growth and high level of client satisfaction. Being featured as a young business leader in Forbes is a true reflection of her tenacity and skill.”

Ms. Hillman, has completed 23 LEED certifications to date and has 10 currently in progress. High-profile certifications where she has served in the lead role include: McDonald’s headquarters; 550 West Washington (the first multi-tenant Platinum certified Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance in the world); and Aviva’s interior space in Chicago.

She also played an advisory role in certifications of Whirlpool distribution centers, Bank of America regional offices, and the 1.4 million-square-foot LEED EB Platinum Hyatt Center in Chicago. Recently, an international owner was so pleased with her work on a U.S. certification assignment that the client requested her specifically to certify a building in Europe, choosing to pay her travel costs rather than hire a local consultant.

Alongside Ms. Hillman, the Forbes list recognized twenty-somethings such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and The Trump Organization’s Eric Trump.

Watch Helee’s video bio to find out what inspires her.

View the “30 under 30” in Real Estate list.

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