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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Retail Presence in Dallas with the Addition of Two Tenant Representation Experts

Industry leaders Clay Smith and Mark Newman each bring 30+ years to the firm’s growing team

DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2013 — As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the retail services it offers in select local markets across the country, Jones Lang LaSalle oday announced that seasoned tenant representation specialists Clay Smith and Mark Newman have joined the firm’s rapidly growing Retail Tenant Brokerage Services team in Dallas. Smith and Newman will serve as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, respectively, partnering with Retail Market Lead Geno Coradini to provide strategic and value-add services throughout the Dallas/Southwest Region.

“A top priority for Jones Lang LaSalle is to be the best in every market segment in which we compete. This means attracting the most talented professionals the industry has to offer. Having worked with Clay and Mark at Staubach earlier in their careers, I’m confident that their significant expertise and market knowledge in retail tenant representation will help us further enhance the leading-edge services we currently provide our clients,” said Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Americas of Jones Lang LaSalle. “We are committed to expanding our Dallas market by adding the highest caliber professionals to serve our growing retail client base.”

“Clay and Mark are significant additions to our robust retail team. As well-respected industry leaders, their strong relationships will prove invaluable as we continue to strengthen our retail presence in the region,” added Coradini. “I’m confident in their ability to drive results for our clients and I’ll continue to look for like-caliber executives to advance our retail expansion in the region.”

Smith and Newman have a long professional history, working together for nearly three decades, including time at Staubach Retail Services. Smith became President of Staubach Retail and he and Newman handled many national retail accounts including Wachovia’s retail branch expansion in Texas, as well as completing more than 120 leases throughout the U.S. and Canada on behalf of Computer City.

“Mark and I have made a great team always exceeding our clients’ expectations. Now, with the JLL Retail platform, we have an expanded breadth of services to further support our clients’ success,” said Smith.

Throughout his 32-year career, Smith built a solid reputation for fairness and integrity, consistently ranking among the top producers in the industry. He has held leadership positions in The Staubach Company and SRS Partners in addition to owning his own firm. Smith earned his degree in Business and Journalism from Southern Methodist University. He has served on the board of North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers and is a featured speaker on several real estate panels. Personally, he has served on several community and church boards.

Most recently, Newman was Executive Vice President of SRS Real Estate Partners, where he assisted In-N-Out Hamburgers in opening its first 19 restaurants in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Throughout his 30-year career, Newman has been recognized for his experience and integrity. In addition to consistently earning Top Producer awards, in 2012, he was named “Heavy Hitter” by the Dallas Business Journal and Power Broker by D CEO Magazine. Newman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University. He currently serves on the board of Search Ministries, is active in his community and is an Elder in his church.

Jones Lang LaSalle Retail is a full-service provider of retail services nationwide. The firm offers a full array of services to its clients, including brokerage services for landlords and tenants, property management, financial reporting, tenant coordination, specialty leasing, marketing, research, development and receivership services. For more information on Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, visit

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