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Industry veteran brings more than 30 years of experience to firm’s Hampton Roads office
HAMPTON ROADS, VA, March 12, 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) announced today that Deborah Stearns has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President to grow and lead the Hampton Roads office. With more than 30 years in the commercial real estate industry, Stearns brings vast experience, as well as strategic leadership and expertise.
Most recently, Stearns was a Senior Vice President at Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. Prior to that, she worked in various high-level positions in the industry, including as Managing Director at Advantis Real Estate Services Company, President of Goodman Segar Hogan Hoffler and Vice President of Rowe Development Company.
“We are pleased to have Deborah join our team and are confident that her leadership abilities and proven skill set will bolster our client service capabilities in Hampton Roads,” said Charlie Polk, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.
Stearns received a bachelor of science in business administration from Old Dominion University and studied developing managerial excellence at the University of Virginia. She is active in the community and currently serves as AAA Tidewater’s advisory board chair, as well as chair of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Stearns has been recognized for her contributions to the community by several organizations, including receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University and being named the Commercial Person of the Year in 2006 from the Commercial Real Estate Council of Hampton Roads. In 2009, she received Volunteer Hampton Roads’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2011, was named Tidewater Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s “Scouter Citizen of the Year”.
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 www.jll.com.
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