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Tampa, FL

Jones Lang LaSalle Retained to Lease SunTrust Financial Centre in Tampa


TAMPA, April 12, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that it will retain the leasing contract for the marquee SunTrust Financial Centre building in downtown Tampa.  The building was recently acquired by The Brookdale Group LLC.  The new building ownership has hired Means Knaus Partners, LP to manage the property while Sharon Bragg, Vice-President, of Jones Lang LaSalle will continue to handle leasing at the building.

The 36-story, 527,000-square-foot, Class A office building is located in the southeast corner of Jackson Street and Florida Avenue.  Designed by U.S.-based firm Cooper Carry, the building was designated the “Outstanding Building of the Year” by the Building Owners and Managers Association’s (BOMA) Tampa Bay chapter in 2010.

Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 558 employees providing real estate expertise across all major markets in Florida including leasing, both tenant and landlord representation, property management, project and development services and investment sales. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Florida leasing and management portfolio has more than doubled in the past year to 25 million square feet which includes some of the state’s most iconic buildings.  In 2011 the firm was named one of ‘Florida’s Best Companies to Work For’ by Florida Trend magazine.

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.