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Jones Lang LaSalle Construction Completes Society on High Restaurant at 99 High

BOSTON, July 29, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle Construction has completed its work as general contractor for Society on High, a new farm-to-fork themed restaurant at street level of 99 High in Boston. 99 High is a premier 730,000-square-foot first class office and retail tower owned by financial services firmTIAA-CREF.

Society on High serves lunch and dinner as well as a light breakfast fare. The existing storefront was replaced with a new glass vestibule entry and French doors. Interior features include: all new finishes and materials, a custom millwork and marble bar, French mullion partitions, wood flooring, all new light fixtures, columns of millwork and mirrored glass, high backed booths with seating around high cocktail tables, a 21-seat bar, a library/meeting room for private functions, and a barista. There is a portable outdoor bar with grilling on the patio on High Street.

“Society on High is a contemporary, American bistro offering local favorites with a unique decor.  The outdoor patio, indoor marble bar, white rustic tiles, copper tables and vintage mirrors and chandelier create an atmosphere of relaxation, comfort and class.  At Society on High, we strive for excellence in ambiance, cuisine, drinks, and service,” said Society on High owner Ian Just.

“Our team worked together to complete a unique dining environment in the Financial District,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Vice President and Project Manager John Thomas. “After many months of planning and construction, we’re excited to add another great project to out restaurant and retail portfolio.”

Joining John on the Jones Lang LaSalle Construction team for the Society on High project was Superintendent Peter Carr. Jones Lang LaSalle is the construction manager, property manager, and exclusive leasing agent for 99 High, a world-class asset.

About 99 High Street
A series of projects at 99 High, completed by Jones Lang LaSalle Construction, recently earned it Gold-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). All building systems have been completely updated to significantly increase energy efficiency. Energy costs decreased by 10%, and both steam and water/sewer decreased by 8%. Electricity supply was aggressively managed to significantly reduce cost as well. Other improvements to enhance performance include: common area lighting retrofit, Variable Frequency Drives for air handling units, high rise elevator modernization, cooling tower replacement, air handling unit upgrades, and a new gas boiler plant. The replacement of 4,000 windows and façade repair is now complete resulting in a further reduction of energy costs by 18%.

Lobby improvements feature a new rear lit feature wall, improved detail lighting, furniture, and custom flooring. Other exterior changes include: façade upgrades of the first two floors with Colonial Gold granite faced columns imported from India; new brass storefront finishes for ground-level retail and the second floor; new awnings highlighted by down lighting; replacement of the sidewalks along High Street; installation of up lighting around the second floor building perimeter; a new mirrored glass canopy; and iconic entrance with mirrored glass. 99 High received the Building Owners and Managers Association of Boston Office Building of the Year Renovated Building Award, and is now competing for the Mid-Atlantic Renovated Office Building of the Year Award.

99 High is well leased to tenants including: Wolf & Company, Capital Crossing, CanAccord Genuity, FINRA, Marsh & McClennan, Hancock Natural Resources, Murtha Cullina LLP, Chartis, AGC Partners, and Rockefeller & Co.

TIAA-CREF ( is a national financial services organization with $523 billion in assets under management (as of 6/30/13) and is the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products.

About Jones Lang LaSalle Construction
Jones Lang LaSalle offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic, mid-West and the West Coast, Jones Lang LaSalle Construction delivers construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients. Assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at

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