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Washington, DC

Jones Lang LaSalle Construction Group Completes Renovations of Victory Center and 1129 20th Street


Washington,DC, July 23, 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that the firm’s Construction Group has completed a $60 million renovation of Victory Center in Alexandria, VA, and a $22 million renovation of 1129 20th Street inWashington, DC.
 
VictoryCenter
 
The $60 million renovation atVictory Center transformed the 13-story, 606,921 square foot existing building into a Class A space with modern systems and the ability to meet all DOD, DOJ and GSA security requirements. Additionally,Victory Center has achieved a LEED Gold certification.
 
The renovation, designed byHickok Cole Architects, included demolition ofthe building core, original building systems and building envelope.  The replacement skin included enhancements to accommodate the new precast and steel reinforced curtain wall.
 
VictoryCenter is located at 5001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, VA.  The building’s thoughtful design offers flexibility to create a customized secure campus.  In addition, the site has the potential to accommodate an additional one million square feet of office space. This site is strategically located inside the Capital Beltway between two major interchanges, within walking distance to a Metro station, and with access to an existing readily available fiber optic network.
 
1129 20th Street
 
The redevelopment of1129 20th Street required removal of the building skin and demolishing the existing interiors down to the concrete frame, leaving only the elevator shafts, stair wells and fire protection mains. In addition to reconstructing the building core, envelope and mechanical and elevator systems, the rentable area was increased by more than 25 percent as two floors were constructed above the original eight stories and the existing “notched” corners were in-filled.
 
Designed byFox Architects,1129 20th features a new curtain wall with 40 foot spans on the front of each floor, floor-to-ceiling windows, expanded floor plates, new HVAC and BMS systems, new elevators, bathrooms and common areas, a redesigned, larger lobby, and a new fitness center. This 180,000 square foot building is in the process of securing a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.
 
1129 20th Street is within walking distance of the numerous restaurants, hotels, Metro stops and other related amenities that the Central Business District has to offer.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle’s Construction Services
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s  Construction Services practice was founded 40 years ago, and today it is one of the most experienced providers of construction services in the Boston, Washington DC, and Chicago regions.  Construction Services has an annual dollar volume in excess of $260 million, and a staff of more than 140 professionals delivering services as construction manager, general contractor, and design/builder.  Jones Lang LaSalle’s Construction Group is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top general contractors and at-risk construction management firms in the country, and by theWashington Business Journal as one of the top interior construction firms in greaterWashington.
 
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 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 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 more than $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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