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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Elaine Melonides Honored as a “Women of Influence” by Real Estate Forum

CHICAGO, August 22, 2012 – Real Estate Forum, the leading national publication of the commercial real estate industry, today announced that it has named Elaine Melonides, Service Lines Managing Director and International Director for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions group as one of its 2012 “Women of Influence.”

“These outstanding women executives are selected by the editors from hundreds of candidates throughout the U.S.,” said Sule Aygoren, editor of Real Estate Forum. “This short list of 45 women is not easy to compile. We salute the winners, who are truly the best of the best.” Melonides’ profile and complete list of this year’s Women of Influence are available online and will appear in the August/September print edition of Real Estate Forum.

As International Director and member of the Operating and Executive Sales Committee, Melonides is one of the firm’s top global leaders. In addition to managing corporate service lines and overseeing the 9,000 Corporate Solutions employees, she supervises new product and service development, such as the recent development and launch of PortfolioCommandSM, integrated approach to portfolio optimization.  In her 25 years of industry experience, Melonides has advised many of the world’s leading companies, including BP, HSBC, Ernst & Young and PwC, and was recognized by Jones Lang LaSalle as a “Top Achiever” at its annual Academy sales planning meeting.

Beyond her professional successes, Melonides’ passion to advance career opportunities for women is evident though her mentoring activities both inside and outside the firm. She helped found Jones Lang LaSalle’s Diversity Council and regularly participates in several mentoring opportunities, including the Kellogg School of Management’s mentoring program.

Real Estate Forum is published by the Real Estate Media Group of ALM, an integrated media company that is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal services industry and commercial real estate.

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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