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Pérez Art Museum Miami Selects Jones Lang LaSalle to Spearhead Property Management at Its New Home in Miami’s Museum Park

Museum hires JLL to optimize and manage its new, expanded waterfront facility

MIAMI, JUNE 6, 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, has selected the firm to provide integrated facility management services at its new state-of-the-art museum complex in downtown Miami.  Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, PAMM will offer 200,000 square feet of programmable space, including 120,000 square feet of interior space – more than three times that of the Museum’s current facility. It will also include approximately 80,000 square feet of exterior program space for the display of works of art, educational activities, relaxation and dining.  Located alongside Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the Museum is scheduled to open in December 2013.

Jones Lang LaSalle Vice President Jay Leone will oversee the property management of PAMM and optimize its space use.  His team will be responsible for a full-service platform that includes: engineering and operations, energy and sustainability initiatives, project management, landscaping, security, sourcing and emergency preparedness.  On a day-to-day basis, the property management team will monitor the base building equipment necessary to maintain the atmospheric conditions for preserving the artwork; coordinate with Museum staff for preparation of new displays; and offer support for private and community events that will take place at the Museum.

“Pérez Art Museum Miami is being built to engage and inspire both residents and visitors from around the world,” said Steven Froot, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations at Jones Lang LaSalle. “Our platform of integrated services will make a significant contribution to this goal by providing specialized expertise, processes and systems all customized to support the Museum’s opening and its day-to-day operations.”

PAMM will be an anchor of the 29-acre Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay.  Museum Park, a vibrant mix of green space and cultural offerings, is Miami's urban redesign vision for the area now known as Bicentennial Park. In addition to the landmark new facilities for PAMM, Museum Park is also the future site of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

“In addition to gallery spaces, the new museum will house an auditorium, an educational complex with a library, classrooms, and a media lab; a waterfront restaurant and museum store; and a variety of outdoor spaces for special events and programs,” said John Safranek, CFO of PAMM, “We are confident that Jones Lang LaSalle has the right team of experts to manage such a wide variety of offerings and activities.”

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

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Now under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is scheduled to open to the public in December 2013. The Museum’s focus will be on collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art that represents Miami’s cultural diversity, while providing progressive educational and community programming. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, the state-of-the-art facility will provide 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including: galleries to showcase growing collections and world-class exhibitions; and educational complex with a library, a media lab, classrooms and studio spaces; a waterfront restaurant; and a museum store. Pérez Art Museum Miami, formerly Miami Art Museum, was first founded as Center for Fine Arts, and was strictly an exhibiting organization with no collection of its own. In 1996, as part of an institution-wide reorganization, the museum was renamed Miami Art Museum and dedicated itself to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. In January 2011 work began on a cutting-edge building with generous spaces to showcase its art holdings, attract more top caliber exhibitions, and expand educational offerings. The new facility will open in December 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami in recognition of a landmark leadership gift of now $40 million in cash and art.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners. It is an accessible facility. For sign language interpretation or assistive listening devices please call Miami Art Museum’s education department 305.375.4073 at least five days in advance. Materials in accessible format may be requested.