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Jones Lang LaSalle Awarded Signature CBD Asset - Fifth Third Center

Firm selected to lease premier Central Business District property for the first time

CHARLOTTE, July 13, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that Parmenter Realty Partners selected its Agency Leasing Team to lease Fifth Third Center, a Class A, high-rise office building located in Charlotte’s Central Business District.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Charlotte-based team led by Carolinas Market Director and Brokerage Lead Chase Monroe, along with Agency Leasing Senior Vice Presidents Charles Jonas and Charley Leavitt presented a strategic plan for leasing Fifth Third Center in early June. With its strong market track record, Jones Lang LaSalle’s plan combined its broad, integrated services platform and senior leadership with Parmenter’s history of asset repositioning and tenant experience.
“We had a desire to build the best Agency Leasing Team in the Carolinas and with the expertise of Charles Jonas and Charley Leavitt we have done just that.” Monroe said.  “Our Agency Team has taken the time to seek the right properties and build the right relationships with the best investment groups; both Fifth Third Center and Parmenter present these opportunities.”

Built in 1997, Fifth Third Center’s 678,000 square-feet, 30 stories towered over Charlotte’s Central Business District. This premier office space is a dramatic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable and amenity-filled place to work. The building’s conveniences and high end finishes provide a dramatic backdrop for a corporate relocation or regional company ascension into the largest destination office region in the Carolinas. Leavitt noted, “The 110,000 square feet of contiguous available space on the upper floors is very desirable; when you pair the availability with the quality amenities the building offers, it creates an exceptional opportunity in Charlotte’s uptown. 

“With Jones Lang LaSalle’s proven national platform and our local expertise, there is no doubt we can have success with this project.” Jonas said. “This is a destination building, not only in Charlotte’s CBD, but really across the Southeast.  It offers companies the opportunity to relocate their Headquarters into a classically designed convenient location in a vibrant urban center.  The available office space at the top of this prestigious building is unrivaled in the region.  We’re excited to tackle this significant assignment.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in the Carolinas since 1999, managing local transactions and properties on behalf of clients headquartered across the region from its offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. Its property expertise ranges from corporate headquarters to data centers and from industrial properties to bank branches.  Jones Lang LaSalle leases more than 3.6 million square feet in the Charlotte region and manages 31.3 million square feet of assets across the Carolinas.

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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.​