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ORLANDO, FL

Jones Lang LaSalle Facilitates Leases with Hilton Grand Vacations for Brand Expansion in Three Orlando Locations

Leases totaling 170,000 square feet support Hilton Grand Vacations transformation of work space


ORLANDO, FL, April 25, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) today announced that it has completed three leases totaling 169,787 square feet for Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC, a division of Hilton Worldwide Inc. in Orlando, Florida.

“Hilton Grand Vacations values being in the state of Florida and the opportunity to maintain our brand headquarters in Orlando,” said David Desforges, Hilton Grand Vacations Senior Vice President Development.  “By transforming and expanding our call center into a cutting-edge facility, we are able to optimize the performance of our operation.  We remain committed to providing a comfortable, productive and innovative work environment for our team in support of our ability to attract and retain a top quality work force.”

Dan Evans, Jeff Groh, and Mark Stratman of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Hilton Grand Vacations in the lease renewals and expansions at three locations in Orlando - 5323 Millenia Lakes Boulevard, 6355 Metro West Boulevard and 1800 Metro Center Drive. 

Hilton Grand Vacations transformed its traditional call center into a state of the art facility that allows for greater productivity and collaboration among employees while offering a much improved work environment.  As a result, Hilton Grand Vacations is positioned to sustain its reputation for employing and retaining the best talent in the Orlando region.

“Keeping Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando represents a huge win for the entire state of Florida, as it will have a positive impact on business across the region,” said Dan Evans, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle. “We were able to support Hilton in this workplace and culture transformation, saving the firm more than 30 percent on its operating costs.”
The Metro Center-Cambridge and MetroWest office buildings are both owned by Highwoods Development.  Duke Realty owns the Millenia Lakes location.

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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.