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DALLAS and BOSTON

Industry Leaders in Corporate Real Estate Join Jones Lang LaSalle

Ficke and Beers bolster Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Solutions team


DALLAS and BOSTON, July 23, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced today that it has expanded its innovative real estate service capabilities for corporations by adding seasoned real estate executives Bruce Ficke and Jessica Beers, MCR, to its team. Ficke and Beers will advise real estate outsourcing teams serving the world’s top corporations on emerging real estate strategies with JLL’s Corporate Solutions group.

“Bruce and Jessica are among the brightest and most-accomplished real estate leaders in the industry and will excel at ensuring that our corporate clients receive the most-effective and industry-leading real estate services available today,” said Doug Sharp, President, Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle. “Their strong backgrounds in using real estate to drive corporate results and value will enhance productivity across our clients’ corporate real estate portfolios.”

Based in Dallas, Ficke comes to JLL as a Principal with more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In this role, he will use his deep knowledge of corporate real estate to help JLL’s clients realize the full value of integrated corporate real estate services. Previously, Ficke was the Global Head of Account Management for the Corporate Occupier Services group at Cushman & Wakefield, where he led industry intelligence and brokerage strategies for both corporate tenants and investors – growing the division’s portfolio by 75 percent. 

The appointment marks Ficke’s return to JLL following an impressive history of industry leadership. Ficke first joined JLL in 1998 following his tenure as co-founder and president of Compass Management and Leasing, where he led the global expansion of Compass across the United States and into South America, Europe and Australia before its acquisition by JLL. As JLL’s CEO of Global Account Management and President of Corporate Property Services, Ficke was instrumental in establishing JLL’s global service delivery platform.
Ficke is a member and former board director of CoreNet Global. He holds an MBA in real estate from Southern Methodist University and a BS in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Beers joins JLL as an Executive Director in the firm’s Boston office, where she will apply her extensive client engagement experience in the life sciences, financial, manufacturing and technology industries to JLL’s corporate clients. Previously, she was Vice President of Business Development for DTZ in the Americas, where she was ranked top facilities management business development professional globally for the past three years. Earlier in her career, Beers was a director at EMCOR Facilities Services and a consultant with UMS Facilities Consulting.

Beers was named a “Star to Watch” in 2012 by Commercial Property Executive. She is a member and board director of CoreNet Global and is also a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She holds a BA in political science from Brown University.

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of 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 www.jll.com.