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CHICAGO, IL

Seasoned Retail Trio Joins Jones Lang LaSalle’s Midwest Team

Industry veterans Larry Kilduff, Claire Bitautas and Anne Imming join the firm as Vice Presidents


CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 — As the retail sector continues to improve throughout the Midwest, Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the addition of Larry Kilduff, Claire Bitautas and Anne Imming to its retail team. The industry veterans have a combined 50 years of experience in specialty, lifestyle, community and mixed-use centers; enclosed regional malls, office and street retail. Kilduff will serve as a Vice President and the Retail Management Lead in the Midwest. Bitautas and Imming will serve as Vice Presidents on the brokerage team focusing on the Downtown and Suburban Chicago market. In their new roles they will partner with Midwest Retail Market Lead Mark Hunter to service clients and provide the highest standard in client satisfaction.

“During the last two years we’ve advanced our Midwest retail practice to become one of the premier providers of management, development and leasing throughout the region,” said Hunter. “I’m confident that Larry, Claire and Anne will add value to retail real estate investors as their strong partnership and collaboration provides unparalleled client service.”

Kilduff joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience and brings a proven track record of success in operations, acquisitions, development, asset management, government relations, dispositions and workouts. Prior to JLL, Kilduff owned and operated two retail real estate development companies and worked with leading retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Sears, Bon-Ton, Kohl’s and JCPenney. He has collaborated with REITs and developers including DDR, Weingarten Realty, Kimco, CBL & Associates and GGP and has overseen and advised on development and redevelopment projects totaling more than 5.0 million square feet across the United States. Kilduff is an active member of ICSC and has received numerous awards including the prestigious ICSC Trustee’s Distinguished Service Award.

Bitautas and Imming have worked together for nearly 10 years as a successful retail brokerage team and will continue this same collaborative effort at JLL. At the firm, they will focus on the leasing of retail space in Downtown Chicago and suburban markets, and provide brokerage services to both landlords and tenants.

Bitautas brings more than 20 years of experience in the retail real estate industry to JLL. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Vice President at NAI Hiffman where she was responsible for the leasing of 16 properties including OakBrook Promenade and worked in numerous developments in Chicago, Wilmette, St. Charles, Geneva, Roselle, Naperville and Hinsdale. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Women in Retail Leasing (W.I.R.L.) and Hinsdale Community Service Auxiliary. Bitautas is a licensed real estate managing broker in the state of Illinois.

Imming brings more than 10 years of experience in the retail real estate industry to JLL. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Senior Associate at NAI Hiffman where she was responsible for the leasing of 16 properties including Oak Brook Promenade and various projects in Chicago, Downers Grove, Chicago Ridge, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Geneva, Hinsdale and Naperville. Imming specializes in market intelligence and strategic planning, and her prior experience includes working as a Research Analyst for Grubb & Ellis. She is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Women in Retail Leasing (W.I.R.L.) and is a licensed real estate managing broker in the state of Illinois.

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 www.jllretail.com.

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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.