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Internal Revenue Service Leases Over 500,000 SF in Fresno

Jones Lang LaSalle represents Government Properties Income Trust in 10-year renewal

FRESNO, CA, Jan. 31, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Government Investor Services group represented Government Properties Income Trust in a 10-year, 531,976-square-foot lease renewal for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 5045 East Butler Avenue in Fresno, CA.

Marcy Owens Test and William Hill of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Government Investor Services group represented the building owner, Government Properties Income Trust, while the GSA was self-represented.

“The owners, Government Properties Income Trust, have a long-standing relationship with the IRS and are pleased it will continue into the future,” noted Marcy Owens Test, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “This lease is meaningful for the City of Fresno as the government is committing to another ten years and we appreciate their efforts in completing this lease renewal prior to its expiration.”

Centrally located among East Kings Canyon Road, South Peach Avenue, South Chestnut Avenue and East Butler Avenue, this secure property is in close proximity to several amenities, including Eastgate and Kings Canyon Pavilions Shopping Centers, Sunnyside Neighborhood Park and a variety of restaurants.

About Jones Lang LaSalle Government Investor Services Group
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Government Investor Services (GIS) team is the most experienced government real estate advisory practice in the country.  Backed by the strength of Jones Lang LaSalle’s global full-service platform, GIS is dedicated to serving the complex and intersecting needs of private sector landlords and government agencies.

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,