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CHICAGO, IL

Demand for Workplace Strategy Continues to Grow as Corporations Use Real Estate to Achieve Business Goals

Jones Lang LaSalle adds five real estate veterans to support the firm’s rapidly expanding Strategic Consulting practice


CHICAGO, May 29, 2013 – Corporate real estate teams are under greater C-suite pressure to use workplace strategies to achieve business goals, including productivity gains and cost savings. With the growing need to help real estate teams deliver value, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is continuing to invest in its global Workplace Strategy practice by adding five real estate veterans to its Americas team to drive clients’ bottom lines by implementing calculated workplace strategies that enable business performance.

“We’re seeing a paradigm shift where many more corporations now understand and embrace the value of integrating real estate and cultural behaviours into the working environment,” said Peter Shannon, Managing Director and Head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Strategic Consulting business in the Americas. “We have the industry’s most respected, seasoned team of real estate experts who will continue to define corporate workplaces that attract and retain top talent, enable productivity, lower costs and drive sustainability initiatives for some of the world’s most impressive organizations.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Strategic Consulting business establishes industry-leading practices through its global workplace strategy board led by Amelia Lim in Asia, Claudia Hamm in Europe and Bernice Boucher, Steve Hargis and Peter Miscovich in the Americas. The following five industry leaders are joining the Americas practice with a  focus on integrating workplace and portfolio strategy:

  • Industry veteran Jim Rice, LEED AP, will use his nearly 30 years of experience in advising government, corporate and institutional workplace strategy assignments, including change management, strategic facility planning, occupancy planning, facilities programming and benchmarking, as an operations engineer. Previously, Rice held a vice president position at Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK), where he collected facility management benchmarking and performance data for Coca-Cola, CNN/Turner, Delta Airlines, HP, Kimberly Clark, UPS and others. Rice operates out of JLL’s Atlanta office.
  • Angie Earlywine joins Jones Lang LaSalle as a vice president where she will leverage her deep experience in workplace transformations, strategic planning and managing facility programming processes for corporate, institutional, governmental and private sector clients. She spent the past 10 years at Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK), most recently serving as vice president and senior workplace strategist. Earlywine is based in Chicago. 
  • Dinesh Acharya is a vice president with 10 years of workplace strategy and change management experience for global organizations such as ARAMARK, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Shell and Unilever. Prior to joining JLL, Acharya led workplace research and strategy assignments for DEGW and Nokia Siemens Networks. He is based in New York City.
  • Heidi Harper has broad experience delivering strategic briefing, workplace consultation and change management services within commercial and government workplaces, healthcare facilities and learning environments. She joins Jones Lang LaSalle as a vice president with eight years of real estate experience from DEGW and Bank of America, where she served as a strategic architecture planner. Harper operates out of JLL’s Washington, D.C. office.
  • Andrea Moeder, LEED AP, brings 18 years of leadership experience in the real estate/architecture industry to her senior associate role. She has supported facility benchmarking, workplace research and programmatic requirements for a number of banking, government and energy organizations, including Morgan Stanley, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, USAA and others. Moeder is based in New York City.

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s workplace strategy team is a key component of its Strategic Consulting group within the Corporate Solutions business. By creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services, JLL professionals help corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to outsourcing their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.

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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.