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Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Industrial Property Management Team

Three industry veterans join Jones Lang LaSalle’s growing services in Northern California, Southern California and the Mid-Atlantic

CHICAGO, June 26, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle has added three top-talent leaders to its Industrial Property Management group to support the growing national business sector, which witnessed its eighth consecutive quarter of positive absorption in the first quarter 2012.

Joining the team are: Amos Bracero, Vice President and General Manager, who will support the Southern California market from Irvine; Tracy Scifo, based in Stockton as a General Manager to the Northern California market; and Leah Amato, who will drive growth for the Mid-Atlantic market from Baltimore as Vice President and General Manager. These key leaders are now part of a national team that won an excess of over 30 million square-feet in national management assignments last year.

“With positive trends in the overall Industrial sector, our firm has continued supporting our clients to capitalize on these market conditions and grow their business,” said Dan Pufunt, President of Property Management. “Expanding our team with industry-leading experts demonstrates that the market continues to improve and that we’re dedicated to keeping pace with it; that we’re committed to providing value to their businesses with the highest caliber employees; and that we’re committed to attracting and retaining top-tier talent from a diverse pool of candidates who add experience, expertise and culture to the team and firm.” 

Jones Lang LaSalle’s recent hires will support and strengthen the Industrial Property Management group’s existing markets, while identifying growth opportunities in others, such as the Mid-Atlantic, Chicago, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Central and South Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Denver.

“Many of our top industrial clients continue to expand with acquisitions across the country,” said Brenda Crisp, Senior Vice President and National Industrial Property Management Lead in Chicago. “To meet their service demands, Jones Lang LaSalle has made strategic hires with local and regional industrial property management specialists to support their business. We’ve grown dramatically in markets where our clients and Jones Lang LaSalle want an industrial presence, which is in addition to our already active office, retail and Corporate Solutions business lines in those same markets.“
  • Amos Bracero, based in Irvine California, will be responsible for overseeing Industrial Property Management teams in Southern California by providing oversight to personnel and strategic support services, while assessing and auditing the properties’ overall performance and structure. He has 18 years of property management experience at companies including CBRE, Thompson National Properties and Grubb & Ellis. He specializes in managing commercial, warehouse and mixed use industrial, in Southern California’s major sub-markets, while also focusing on technology and sustainability. He formerly oversaw a 5 million-square-foot portfolio consisting of large box distribution to multi-tenant light industrial, and managed operational oversight of 130 properties in 33 states, totalling 18 million square feet valued at $1.9 billion. Bracero is affiliated with BOMA Orange County, served as a Board Member for IREM, and was awarded the 2008 IREM Volunteer of the Year in Orange County. 
  • Tracy Scifo is responsible for overseeing the Northern California Property Management property group’s portfolio of assets, covering Stockton, Sacramento and the East Bay. Focusing on distribution warehouse, mixed use industrial and suburban office space, Scifo and her team provide property management services, facilities and construction management and receiverships for institutional and regional clients. Scifo has more than 18 years of experience managing industrial and select suburban office real estate. Previously, she oversaw the overall management for more than 3 million square feet of property while at Colliers International, as well as 11 million square feet of institutional-grade industrial assets while at Buzz Oates Development. 
  • Leah Amato, who oversees daily operations of commercial assets for investor owners in Mid-Atlantic, has over 20 years of commercial, industrial, warehouse and mixed-use experience, as well as managing millions of dollars in tenant and capital improvements. She returns to Jones Lang LaSalle’s team (formerly an Assistant Property Manager from 1996 to 2000) after working for CBRE Inc., where she was the Director of Asset Services and oversaw more than 8.2 million square-feet of Class-A office product, warehouse/flex and mixed-use properties across Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
“As Jones Lang LaSalle continues strengthening its Industrial Property Management group, we seek the highest caliber professionals to drive its growth. Amos, Tracy and Leah represent the talent we seek across the firm and we welcome them to the team,” Pufunt said.

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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 $47.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit