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O’Brien and Magsamen Join Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chicago Team

Firm bolsters Project and Development Services and Construction specialties with new hire


CHICAGO, February 15, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced two new additions to the firm’s Chicago office. 
T.J. O’Brien joined its Project and Development Services team as Vice President, responsible for the management of build-to-suit projects throughout the Midwest.  He will focus primarily on the industrial market and help strengthen the firm’s overall industrial capabilities.
 
In addition, Erik Magsamen, LEED AP, joined the firm’s Construction Services team as Senior Project Manager, responsible for project delivery from preconstruction through completion.  Jones Lang LaSalle launched its Construction capabilities in late 2007 and in 2009, completed in excess of $20 million in construction. 
 
“Both T.J. and Erik bring strong skill sets, valuable hands-on experience and client-oriented services, which will strengthen our leadership position as we assist our clients with construction and project management services throughout the Midwest,” said Dan Ryan, Midwest Market Director, Jones Lang LaSalle. 
 
O’Brien, who has more than a dozen years experience in the planning and execution of commercial development, comes to Jones Lang LaSalle from DP Partners, where he was responsible for managing spec and build-to-suit industrial facilities.  His background also includes serving as a project manager for Pepper Construction Company. 
 
O’Brien earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
 
A 15-year veteran, Magsamen comes to Jones Lang LaSalle from Ryan Companies US, Inc., where he focused on preconstruction and construction management for healthcare, institutional, industrial and office projects.  His strong background also includes leadership positions at Pepper Construction Company and Harbour Contractors. 
 
Magsamen earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois and his MBA in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services Group oversees and manages multi-site build-outs, renovations and new construction projects for clients on a worldwide basis. The group has more than 2,500 project managers worldwide and 1,500 project managers including 154 LEED Accredited Professionals in the U.S.
 
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 2009 global revenue of $2.5 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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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 2009 global revenue of $2.5 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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.