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Jones Lang LaSalle Names John Gates President, National Real Estate Services

DALLAS, March 26, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that John Gates, a veteran of the commercial real estate industry in Dallas, has been named President, National Real Estate Services for the firm.

In his new role, John will oversee the firm’s National Business Lines, which includes Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Industrial Leasing, Property Management, Project & Development Services, Retail and Tenant Representation.

“John consistently demonstrates what it means to be a leader in the company,” said Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas. “In addition to his expertise and commitment, he is a valued confidant and business partner who will take us to the next level as a real estate firm.”

Gates began his career at The Staubach Company in 1990, where he was consistently recognized by the firm as a Top Producing Broker and “Top Achiever,” while the Dallas Business Journal named Gates a “Heavy Hitter” multiple times. As a result of his business acumen and service to clients, such as Verizon and American Airlines, he was named President of The Staubach Company’s Southwest Corporate Services division and Chief Operating Officer. When The Staubach Company and Jones Lang LaSalle merged in 2008, Gates transitioned into his most recent role as President of Americas Brokerage and Director of Markets West.

“John’s proven track record for success began early when he managed the American Airlines account for The Staubach Company. Since then, he has become a powerful voice at Jones Lang LaSalle, upholding our culture and helping us grow in scale to support our clients,” said Staubach. 

Gates is a leader in national and local real estate, education and civic organizations, including the Jesuit College Preparatory Foundation, Board of Dallas Housing Authority, the Dallas Citizens Council, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences for the University of Texas at Dallas.  He also is a member of the Executive Council for the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Urban Land Institute.

Gates earned an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Economics/Finance from Trinity University.

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