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Tampa, FL

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Team, Assets Earn Top Recognition in Tampa

Office properties leased and managed by JLL win best building awards

TAMPA, February 14, 2013 – In the world of commercial real estate, the competition is fierce for clients and recognition of outstanding work. Jones Lang LaSalle has proven that it is at the top of the heap in Tampa having wrapped up 2012 receiving recognition from two important real estate organizations. The brokerage duo of Managing Directors Chris Butler and Chad Rupp won the highly regarded National Association of Industrial and Office Property (NAIOP) award, and the Building and Owners Association (BOMA) honored the office properties of One & Two Urban Centre and Tampa Commons, both leased and managed by JLL, as top properties of the year, reinforcing the successful strong presence of JLL in Central Florida. 

Details on the recognitions received from NAIOP and BOMA Tampa Bay include:

  • NAIOP recognized JLL’s Chris Butler and Chad Rupp at its annual Best Awards 2012 as the Best Broker Team. Based in Tampa, the top producers Butler and Rupp head the firm’s brokerage business in Central Florida. Together, the team has brokered nearly four million square feet of office transactions in the past year.
  • The Class A office tower One & Two Urban Centre, twin nine-story buildings located at the intersection of Westshore and Kennedy Boulevards, won two prestigious awards: NAIOP’s 2012 Best Office Building Award and BOMA of Greater Tampa Bay’s 2012 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the Suburban Office Park, Mid-Rise category. JLL has led the property’s office leasing for the past 12 years.  With a strong ownership, superior management and consistency in its leasing team, Urban Centre is able to command some of the highest office rents in Tampa, while retaining top-tier tenants in its roster.
  • Tampa Commons also earned a 2012 TOBY Award in the category of office property between 250,000 – 499,999 square feet. Jones Lang LaSalle exclusively leases the 254,808-square-foot suburban office building in Tampa’s premier Westshore Business District and has been recently appointed to oversee its property management. 

“We are proud of Chad and Chris’s recognition as best broker team, as they are doing an exceptional job of delivering value to our clients throughout Central Florida,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Florida Market Director Kurt Keaton. 

“Additionally, the real estate community’s recognition of two assets that we currently lease and manage, Urban Centre and Tampa Commons, reflects the experience and expertise of our team and the value we offer our clients in the marketplace. This year, we aim to further expand our leasing and management portfolio throughout Florida.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 600 employees providing real estate expertise across all major markets in Florida including leasing, both tenant and landlord representation, property management, project and development services and investment sales. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Florida leasing and management portfolio has more than 28 million square feet, which includes some of the state’s most iconic buildings. In 2012, the firm was named one of ‘Florida’s Best Companies to Work For’ by Florida Trend magazine.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit