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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jones Lang LaSalle Joins Maryland Branch of Startup America Partnership to Support Entrepreneurs

Firm shows commitment to regional start-up businesses and local economy


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2012 – At an event today featuring Under Armour Founder and CEO, Kevin Plank, and Startup America Partnership CEO Scott Case, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) announced its commitment to Startup Maryland, the Maryland branch of Startup America Partnership, offering real estate services for high-growth startup companies to address their short- and long-term real estate goals. Today's Startup Maryland event focused on ways to drive visibility and greater outcomes for entrepreneurs in Maryland by igniting the resources the state has on behalf of these new ventures.

“Jones Lang LaSalle is focused on offering young entrepreneurs and startup businesses the real estate resources and connections they need to be successful,” said Mike Ellis, Mid-Atlantic Market Director, Jones Lang LaSalle. “As a part of our on going commitment to Startup America Partnership, we are taking the next step with our involvement by working on a regional basis to stimulate job and business growth in Maryland.”

The launch of Startup Maryland brought together leaders from the worlds of academia, investment, public administration and economic development to discuss the potential for job growth and new opportunities available in the region as a direct result of the Startup America Partnership. At the event, Scott Case hosted a conversation with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank highlighting how to roadmap an idea into a viable business through bootstrapping, team building and motivation, and raising capital. Additionally, Governor Martin O’Malley offered his perspective via video on the many ways Startup Maryland and the state can work together to support entrepreneurs and new businesses.

Jones Lang LaSalle has created a unique strategic guide and website to help startup businesses of all sizes and stages of growth with their commercial real estate needs. This website allows 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.

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 committed 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.