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McDonald’s Renews Alliance with Jones Lang LaSalle for Commercial Real Estate Services

McDonald’s world headquarters becomes the 18th building nationally to earn the prestigious LEED Platinum certification

CHICAGO, August 24, 2009 — Oak Brook-based McDonald’s renewed its strategic alliance partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle for transaction management and project management for 25 leased regional offices throughout the United States as well as facility management and project management on 831,000 square feet of space within five buildings throughout Chicago’s western suburbs.  Further, Jones Lang LaSalle announces that McDonald’s world headquarters became the 18th building nationally to earn the prestigious LEED EB Platinum certification.
“McDonald’s has been a valued client of ours for nearly a dozen years,” said Ted Glimp, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions group.  “In that time, we have successfully partnered with McDonald’s to optimize the value of its office holdings, establish a more effective environment for its office workers, and extend its leadership position in environmental sustainability.”
Since July of 1997, Jones Lang LaSalle has provided facility management and project management services to McDonald’s 88-acre Oak Brook campus, which includes its U.S. headquarters, world headquarters and Hamburger University; its audio/video production facility in Elk Grove Village; and the McDonald’s museum, its premier restaurant, in Des Plaines.  Today, Jones Lang LaSalle represents McDonald’s in more than 1.2 million square feet of leased or owned properties throughout the U.S.
Sustainability Efforts Lead to LEED Platinum Certification at McDonald’s World Headquarters
In April 2009, the global food services’ 704,000 gross square-foot, four-story world headquarter facility earned the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) EB Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, its highest certification level.  Only 17 other buildings achieved LEED EB Platinum certification since the program began in 2004.

Among the green initiatives at the McDonald’s world headquarters:
• The office layout and building design allow natural daylight penetration and exterior views of the wooded campus.
• Low mercury, energy-efficient interior lighting is used throughout the building.
• Exterior lighting helps minimize light pollution.
• Enhanced metering is used to monitor building systems for maximum efficiency.
• Preferred parking is offered for Alternative Fuel Vehicles
• Project management staff ensures the use of indoor air quality compliant paints and cleaning products.
• 100 percent of all landscape irrigation on the Home Office Campus is done with reclaimed storm water.
• Fry oil from the McDonald’s restaurant located inside the world headquarters building is recycled to make bio-diesel fuel to power a transportation shuttle to other nearby McDonald’s buildings.
• 75 percent of the property is comprised of native or adaptive vegetation.
• 45 percent of the total building energy consumption is procured from offsite, renewable energy sources (solar/wind).
LEED Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
About McDonald's
McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 31,000 local restaurants in more than 100 countries. More than 75 % of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by franchisees and affiliates.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $36 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,
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