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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Lauralee Martin Named “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2012 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that Profiles in Diversity Journal, one of the leading diversity and inclusion workplace publications targeting senior leadership executives in the business, government, non-profit and higher education sectors, has named its Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer Lauralee Martin to the exclusive annual list of “Women Worth Watching” for 2013.

Now in its 11th year, the annual Women Worth Watching® Award honors the most driven, innovative women from corporations, organizations and institutions that recognize, value and promote diversity in the workforce. Of the nearly 200 award-winners, Martin is one of only four representing the commercial real estate industry. The full list WomenWorthWatching® Award feature will appear in the September/October issue of the publication and is available online.

“More and more organizations are providing leadership opportunities for women. This year’s list of participating companies in our WomenWorthWatching® Award is proof that the contributions and leadership skills of women are being recognized and supported,” James R. Rector, Publisher & CEO of Profiles in Diversity Journal stated.

The 2013 installment features personal insight from the esteemed women on education and its role as a critical success factor in driving careers. Lauralee’s profile highlights her perspective on how both business leaders and schools play a collaborative effort in shaping innovation, collaboration, business technology, and new benchmarks of success. “As leaders in corporate, tech-reliant industries, we have an obligation to partner with schools to develop programs that encourage this new ‘school of thought’ and equip students with the resources and programs to succeed,” Martin stated.

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