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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Jones Lang LaSalle Appoints New Head of Construction in Northern California


SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) today announced it has appointed P.J. Cosgrove to lead the firm’s Construction group in Northern California and has promoted him to Managing Director.  In this new role, Mr. Cosgrove will lead the 11-person Northern California team which provides construction management, general contracting and design/build services for interior build outs and similar scale projects on behalf of landlords and tenants across the West Coast.

The Northern California team has recently completed projects for clients that include HSBC, Merck, and Electronic Arts. Specifically, the team recently conducted complex emergency structural repairs for an office building in Walnut Creek and helped a corporate client meet a tight deadline for the sale of a corporate facility by designing and installing a paper dust mitigation system in a credit card processing center in Salinas, Calif., in less than 30 days. 

In announcing the appointment, Elizabeth Hearle, Northwest Market Director, said, “More companies are seeking seasoned insight and advice when it comes to creating work environments that meet their corporate aspirations as well as structural and seismic safety goals.  P.J. has more than 25 years experience in construction and his team is a critical resource for our Northern California clients.”    

Prior to joining JLL in November 2011, Mr. Cosgrove co-founded Barnegat Group, a Bay Area-based general contracting and development company that specialized in corporate tenant improvements, hospitality/restaurant renovations and seismic upgrades.   Prior to that, Mr. Cosgrove led the national marketing and business development team for MBH Architects.  During his career, he has successfully managed construction projects from New York to California for Swinerton Builders, Bovis Lend Lease and Sordoni/ Skanska.

Jones Lang LaSalle has specialist construction capabilities in five markets around the country including Northern California.  The construction group was founded 40 years ago and today is one of the most experienced firms in the Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC markets.  The firm offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing more than 500 diverse assignments annually. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Construction group is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top general contractors and at-risk construction management firms in the country.

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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 and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.