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Jones Lang LaSalle Adds Agency Leasing Leadership to Charlotte

Charles Jonas joins firm to co-lead the Agency Leasing team

CHARLOTTE, February 21, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced that industry veteran Charles Jonas has signed on as Senior Vice President in the firm’s Charlotte office. As co-leader of the firm’s Agency Leasing group, Jonas will leverage his local and industry experience to advise existing office landlord clients and seek new business development to expand the practice throughout the Carolinas.

“Charles’ experience – from closing transactions to managing key client relationships – makes him the ideal fit for this role and I look forward to joining forces and leading the team together as we expand across the Carolinas,” Charley Leavitt, Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President said. “He’ll make an immediate impact on our team as well as our clients with his positive leadership skills, industry knowledge and commitment to the community.”

Jonas joins Jones Lang LaSalle after eight years with Trinity Partners. There, he oversaw the firm’s tenant representation and project leasing teams as well as acting as firm’s national relationship and business development manager. In these capacities, Jonas developed relationships with global investment and real estate firms, as well as working with numerous local organizations and businesses. Jonas is the current chairman of The May 20 Society, a local historical organization, Vice Chairman of The Trail of History, as well as President of NAIOP’s Charlotte Chapter.

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in the Carolinas since 1999, managing local transactions and properties on behalf of clients headquartered across the region from its offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. Its property expertise ranges from corporate headquarters to data centers and from industrial properties to bank branches.  Jones Lang LaSalle leases more than 3.6 million square feet in the Charlotte region and manages 31.3 million square feet of assets across the Carolinas.

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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 2011 global revenue of $3.6 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 2.1 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 $47.7 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,