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Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Capital Markets Leader in Boston

Jessica Hughes brings vast investment experience to firm’s growing New England team

BOSTON, MA, Oct. 26, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets today announced the firm has hired respected global investment sales and financing leader Jessica Hughes as Managing Director in the firm’s Boston office.  Hughes comes to the firm from Beacon Capital Partners, where, most recently, she served as Senior Vice President, responsible for the acquisition and disposition of office properties in London and across Europe. She will work closely with Regional Leader Frank Petz to expand the firm’s client services capabilities in New England investment sales and bolster the firm’s position as a full service Capital Markets leader.

“Jessica brings a vast amount of experience both here in the greater Boston region and throughout the European investment community and has the unique ability to view today’s complex investments from a principal’s point of view,” said Petz.  “Her well-respected investment career and strong industry relationships will prove invaluable as we continue to strengthen our Capital Markets presence in New England.”

Since bringing Petz on board in May, the firm has added eight additional Capital Markets experts to the Boston team, significantly bolstering the firm’s capabilities in this strong and growing market.

Added David Slye, Executive Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle New England, “Jessica brings unique strengths to our revamped Boston-based Capital Markets team from which our clients will certainly benefit.  Since April, we’ve made a concerted effort to add a comprehensive specter of Capital Markets expertise to our client service offerings, including investment sales, financing, and multifamily.  Jessica’s global experience truly rounds out our capabilities.” 

Most recently while at Beacon Capital, Hughes completed more than $2.5 billion of acquisitions in Western Europe and was a member of its investment committee. Previous to her term in London, she was active in the acquisition and disposition of office properties in the United States, notably in Boston, Chicago, and New York.

Hughes’ 15-year investment career also includes a leadership role in the investment sales groups at Trammell Crow Company and Meredith & Grew, Inc. in Boston.  She began her career as an analyst with Jones Lang LaSalle in New York.  Hughes earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Dartmouth College. 

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2011 alone, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed $60 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s dealmakers completed $52 billion in global investment sales and buy-side transactions, equating to nearly $216 million of investment trades completed every working day around the globe. In the United States, Jones Lang LaSalle grew its total Capital Markets volumes by 122 percent in 2011 and is quickly gaining market share across all property types. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,200 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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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