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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jones Lang LaSalle Joins Startup America Partnership to Support Entrepreneurs

Firm makes bold commitment to enhance growth of startup businesses


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) announced today it has made a commitment to the Startup America Partnership, offering real estate services and tailored solutions for high-growth startup companies to address their short- and long-term real estate goals.

The Startup America Partnership, an organization working to help young companies grow in order to create jobs in America, brings together serial entrepreneurs, major corporations, funders, service providers, mentors and advisors to help startups succeed.

“Jones Lang LaSalle will become part of a platform that offers invaluable real estate resources and connections to young entrepreneurs and startup businesses,” said Mike Ellis, Mid-Atlantic Market Director, Jones Lang LaSalle. “We have more than 65 offices across the United States, in addition to a global platform of services, and are uniquely qualified to advise rapidly growing companies and startups on their commercial real estate needs.  We look forward to partnering with these leaders and contributing to the growth of young companies that have the potential to significantly change the job landscape in America.”

As part of its commitment to the partnership, Jones Lang LaSalle has created a unique strategic guide and website to help startup businesses of all sizes and stages of growth regarding their commercial real estate needs. These tools allow startups to tap into Jones Lang LaSalle’s extensive real estate expertise and gain insights into locations and sizes of office space, timing of leases and strategies for cost efficiencies. Jones Lang LaSalle’s national and global coverage – particularly across key high-growth markets – can help entrepreneurs assess and determine how to meet the current space requirements of their businesses, as well as provide next steps for greater growth and success.

“Growing startups have to deal with many areas they may not be familiar with that could potentially cost them a lot of time, effort and money,” said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. “The partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle will give startups the information they need to make strategic real estate decisions that will translate into cost savings, a longer runway, and a better chance for success.”

Led by Chairman Steve Case and CEO Scott Case, the Startup America Partnership has pulled together more than $1 billion from partnering organizations to support the growth of startups in five key areas, including expertise, services, talent, customers and capital. The organization, which has helped launch Startup Regions across the country, pulls together the private sector and local entrepreneurs, providing strategic guidance to startups and supplying them with the resources necessary to start and scale their organizations.

In addition to its work with Startup America Partnership, Jones Lang LaSalle has demonstrated a commitment to entrepreneurial initiatives through its involvement with other organizations, including the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an international non-profit organization dedicated to developing entrepreneurship among youth in low-income communities.

The strategic guide and web page created specifically for startups that are involved with the Startup America Partnership can be accessed via: http://www.us.joneslanglasalle.com/highgrowthservices.

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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, www.joneslanglasalle.com.