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Atlanta, GA

Jones Lang LaSalle Strengthens Retail Team with Promotion of Kristin Mueller to Chief Operations Officer

John Bemis and Geno Coradini named as Retail Market Leads for Atlanta/Southeast and Dallas/Southwest, respectively 

ATLANTA, Jan. 7 — In its latest move to enhance and expand its retail services across the country, Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the firm has promoted Kristin Mueller to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Coinciding with the Retail Group’s ongoing roll out of expanded services on a nationwide basis, the firm also has established new leadership roles, including the promotion of John Bemis and Geno Coradini to Retail Market Lead in Atlanta/Southeast and Dallas/Southwest, respectively.

As the COO of Retail, Mueller will be responsible for executing the firm’s expanded services platform, ensuring consistency in standards across the firm’s shopping center portfolio as well as driving results and efficiencies across the business. She will continue to lead the business development team and will also oversee the Client Accounting, Property Management and Specialty Leasing departments. 

Mueller, has more than 27 years of experience in the retail industry, with particular expertise in managing diverse property types across the United States for third-party clients that include lenders, special servicers, developers, institutional investors and private owners of retail and mixed-use properties.  Prior to her tenure at JLL she was associated with Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., where she held a variety of positions including general manager of shopping centers.

“Over the years Kristin has proven herself to be invaluable to the success of our clients,” said Greg Maloney, President and CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail.  “As COO she will help me lead the retail group as we expand our services and platform across the country to further serve the expanding demands of our clients.” 

John Bemis, formerly Director of Leasing & Development, was promoted to Retail Market Lead for Atlanta/Southeast region and will oversee the JLL retail platform which includes tenant representation, landlord representation services including leasing, property management, accounting services and development across the region. 

Geno Coradini was also promoted to the Retail Market Lead for Dallas/Southwest region and will have similar responsibilities as Bemis.  He joined the firm in 2008, shortly after JLL acquired The Standard Group.  With more than 15 years of retail real estate, he has extensive experience in field execution and corporate management at the regional and national level.  Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle he was a Managing Director at FedEx Kinko’s and a Divisional Vice President with Family Dollar Stores. 

These new appointments follow Retail Market Lead positions established in the past several months in Florida, California, Hawaii and the Midwest.
“John and Geno bring a wealth of expertise to this important role, including deep knowledge of the retail sector and solid relationships within the brokerage and real estate communities,” said Steve Yenser. “They will be great assets to our local market clients as we expand our retail services in the Southwest and Southeast regions.”

Bemis and Coradini’s new roles are part of the firm’s initiative, launched earlier this year, to intensify resources at the local level by leveraging its Retail Tenant Representation capabilities – formerly known as Corporate Retail Solutions – to provide enhanced retail tenant representation services.

In addition to these promotions, the firm announced that Lew Kornberg will lead the Retail Tenant Representation business, working with the local Retail Market Leads to enhance tenant representation services. 

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