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Jones Lang LaSalle Secures 116,000-Square-Foot Industrial Lease in Houston

Dal-Tile renews, expands presence at Hempstead Highway Distribution Center

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2012— Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that Dal-Tile has signed a 116,000-square-foot industrial lease at its Hempstead Highway Distribution Center, located at 11850 Hempstead Highway. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Senior Vice President John Talhelm and Vice President Kevin Erck, SIOR, represented Dal-Tile, the largest wholesale distributor of marble and granite slabs in the U.S. Transwestern’s Managing Director Brian Gammill represented the landlord.

Dal-Tile renewed its original 75,000-square-foot lease and will expand an additional 41,000 square feet. The company plans a complete overhaul of the original space, along with several upgrades, including state-of-the-art offices and showrooms.

About Dal-Tile Corp.
Established in 1947, Dal-Tile is a Dallas-based manufacturer and wholesale distributor of ceramic tile and the largest wholesale distributor of marble and granite slabs in the U.S. Operating eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, the company employs approximately 10,000 people. The company's products go to market through three distinct channels: company-operated sales service centers, independent distributors and home center retailers. To best serve the unique needs of each of these channels, the company operates three strategic business units: Daltile, American Olean and Home Center Services.  Dal-Tile is a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Dal-Tile owns two of the most respected brands in the ceramic tile industry, Daltile® and American Olean®. Each brand offers a distinctive and comprehensive product line which includes glazed wall and floor tile, unglazed floor tile, porcelain tile, ceramic mosaics, stone products and installation materials.

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 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 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 $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit