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Demand for Increased Corporate Operational Productivity and Environmental Performance Continues to Grow

Senior strategist John Queenan joins Jones Lang LaSalle to help clients improve productivity

NEW YORK CITY, June 27, 2013 — As corporate real estate teams continue to implement a variety of innovative strategies to achieve portfolio-wide productivity, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is increasing its bench strength with the addition of industry veteran John Queenan. Queenan joins JLL as Senior Vice President, where he will help leadership of some of the world’s largest corporations improve organizational effectiveness, operational excellence and environmental sustainability performance. 

“John’s unique experience as both an in-house senior leader and as a Big Four consultant gives him a holistic perspective on how real estate can increase shareholder value through cost savings, sustainability and productivity,” said Peter Shannon, Managing Director of Strategic Consulting for Jones Lang LaSalle. “John will leverage these real estate insights to help our corporate clients achieve their business goals and drive their triple bottom lines.”

Queenan has more than 15 years of experience in designing and deploying environmental, supply chain, compliance, process improvement and change management programs for high-profile global organizations, particularly in the real estate, financial services, technology, consumer goods and retail sectors.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Queenan served as the first Head of Environment and Sustainability for the Americas region of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), where he established and oversaw the sustainability program for approximately 10 million square feet of real estate assets that encompassed more than 1,500 locations and served 23,000 employees. In this role, Queenan focused on benchmarking, measuring and delivering environmental-footprint reductions across six key indicators: energy, travel, paper, waste, water and greenhouse gases.

In addition, Queenan led a similar sustainability program for UBS and spent more than 10 years with international Big Four audit and consulting firms to develop, implement and validate corporate responsibility strategies and sustainability programs. He has a master’s degree in environmental management and policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Management and a bachelor’s of science degree with honors from SUNY Brockport.   

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s people and process 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 and productivity, 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 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