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Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Veteran Russell Young as Senior Vice President

Firm deepens tenant representation strength in Austin

AUSTIN, TX, August 31, 2009 – Russell Young, one of the city’s top commercial tenant representation advisors, has joined Jones Lang LaSalle as a Senior Vice President in Austin. Young is a 10-year veteran of tenant advisory services and has frequently been named to CoStar Group’s annual national list of “Power Brokers” as well as being recognized as one of the city’s top tenant representation consultants by the Austin Business Journal.
“Russell is one of the city’s top tenant representatives and we are delighted to welcome him to Jones Lang LaSalle,” said Elysia Ragusa, Managing Director for Jones Lang LaSalle in Austin.  “Russell will add more depth and breadth to our already strong tenant representation team.  Strong advisory services are even more critical during an economic downturn and we are confident our clients will benefit from his local market expertise and established relationships.” 
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Young was an Executive Vice President with Commercial Texas, LLC, an independent brokerage firm where he was responsible for advising tenants ranging from law firms to publically traded technology companies.  Young has completed more than 220 transactions totaling more than two million square feet of space in Austin throughout his career.  He is currently a Board member of the Austin Children’s Museum, a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Commercial Leasing Brokers Association.  He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and holds the CCIM and SIOR designations.
"I am particularly excited to join the Jones Lang LaSalle team," said Young.  "It will be a pleasure to leverage the firm's resources and local experience for the benefit of current and future clients."
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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