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Jones Lang LaSalle represents toy maker in HQ relocation in Oak Brook

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CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that the toy maker TOMY International is relocating its North American headquarters to Arden Realty Inc.’s Commerce Plaza office complex in west suburban Oak Brook.

TOMY, which is moving from the nearby 1111 W. 22nd Street building (also in Oak Brook), has signed a long-term lease with Arden for 24,649 square feet at the new location.

Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President Todd Schaefer represented TOMY, which manufactures and markets toys under popular and classic licensed properties such as Chuggington, Pokémon, Dinosaur Train, John Deere brands as well as products for mothers, infants and toddlers marketed under its The First Years®, Lamaze, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Jeff Shay, Bruce Renwick and Karla Harmon – as well as Adren’s Senior Portfolio Leasing Manager, Laura Quayle -- represented Arden, a fully integrated office platform of GE Capital Real Estate.

By moving to Commerce Plaza, TOMY was able to create a more open, creative and updated work environment — both in terms of technology and design — according to Randy Peltier, the company’s Vice President of Marketing, Technology and Operations.

“Jones Lang LaSalle was a valued partner through our relocation process,” Peltier said. “From location search through site analysis to lease negotiation, Todd Schaefer helped us achieve our strategic goals of providing a modern team oriented work environment that facilitates communication and innovation.”
The 555,000-square-foot building, which is located at 2015 Spring Road, across from the Oak Brook Mall, features on-site food service, conferencing facilities, a fitness center, a sundry shop, a barber shop, a heated executive parking garage, manned security and on-site property management.

About Arden Realty, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Arden Realty, Inc. is a forward-thinking national commercial real estate landlord with a business model of innovation, sustainable solutions and accountability. A fully integrated office platform of GE Capital Real Estate and its parent company General Electric, Arden delivers commercial real estate expertise in property management and leasing, high-quality construction management and engineering, corporate services and investment sales. A sustainability leader in the commercial real estate industry, Arden is nationally recognized for its commitment to energy conservation and efficiency. Currently, Arden has a portfolio in excess of 15 million square feet and 168 office and industrial buildings in major markets with over 4 million square feet of office space in Chicago.

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.