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Preeminent Office Veteran Anthony Gatti Joins Jones Lang LaSalle as Managing Director

Former Cushman & Wakefield Principal to Co-Lead Westside Brokerage Efforts


LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle has hired 20-year industry veteran Anthony Gatti as Managing Director to continue building the firm’s tenant representation and agency leasing business in the pivotal Westside market. Mr. Gatti, formerly an Executive Director and Principal with Cushman & Wakefield, will co-lead the expansion of the firm’s West Los Angeles office leasing presence and tenant representation practice with Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director and 30-year veteran, Mike McRoskey. Both executives are based in the firm’s West Los Angeles Corporate office located at 2049 Century Park East in Century City.
 
“We are thrilled that Anthony has elected to join the Jones Lang LaSalle team as we continue our strategic expansion in Southern California,” said Jan Pope, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Southern California Market Director.  “Anthony’s leadership is further evidence that, even during challenging market conditions, we are dedicated to hiring top talent who will add value to the work we do for our clients.”
 
Mr. Gatti comes to Jones Lang LaSalle from Cushman & Wakefield where he was recognized as a Top 100 Producer globally for the firm and served as an Executive Director/Principal specializing in both tenant representation and agency leasing in the Westside and greater Los Angeles markets. Over the course of his distinguished 20-year career, Mr. Gatti has closed some of the region’s most notable transactions. Among Mr. Gatti’s recent transactions are the representation of the buyer of the historic 112,000 square-foot Fine Arts Building in downtown Los Angeles; sourcing the sale of the 228,540 square-foot trophy office tower Murdock Plaza in Westwood; and the representation of CIT Group in their 50,000 square-foot  Los Angeles headquarters' renewal at 300 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. A partial list of clients represented on the landlord side include Murdock Plaza in Westwood on behalf of Indivest; Figueroa at Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles on behalf of Brookfield Properties; and The Sunset in West Hollywood on behalf of Broadreach Capital Partners. Tenant representation clients include BreitBurn Energy Partners, CIT Group, General Reinsurance and Pitney Bowes.
“Anthony is among the most highly accomplished real estate professionals in Los Angeles. His expertise and impeccable reputation make him particularly well-suited to collaborate with Mike to advise and serve our clients in uncertain economic times,” said Whitley Collins, Jones Lang LaSalle's Senior Managing Director of Brokerage for the Los Angeles Region.
 
“Anthony is an outstanding broker of the highest caliber and his level of professionalism, integrity and respect in the business community will be a great asset to our firm,” added Greg O’Brien, Jones Lang LaSalle’s CEO, Brokerage.
 
Mr. Gatti graduated from The University of Southern California with a bachelor of science degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate. He is involved in prominent Downtown Los Angeles organizations including the Central City Association and The California Club; he is a member of the USC Skull & Dagger Honor Society, recognized by the University as the longest established honor society on campus.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s West Los Angeles Corporate Office houses professionals with expertise in agency leasing, debt placement, capital markets, project and development services, property and facilities management, sustainability services, tenant representation, and value recovery for the office, industrial, multi-family and retail sectors.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle had already doubled its leasing team in Southern California prior to the merger with The Staubach Company in July of 2008. With a property and facilities management portfolio of 43.4 million square feet, Jones Lang LaSalle employs more than 700 professionals in Southern California has six offices in the region, including the North Los Angeles corporate office that opened in the fall of 2008.
 
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.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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