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Baltimore Ranks Among Top Metro Areas for College Graduates

Jones Lang LaSalle ranks Baltimore 9th for concentration of job openings

BALTIMORE, Sept. 25, 2013 – As a result of its emerging cyber security industry and growing high-tech community, Baltimore ranks among the nation's top markets for job openings that require a post-secondary education, according to research analysis from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Assessed by a location quotient that factors in population to determine the concentration of job openings, Baltimore ranked ninth nationally.

"The concentration of high-skill jobs in Baltimore is a reflection of the strength of the cyber security and IT industries," said Brad Crosley, Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Baltimore's office. "Filling those positions, however, will continue to be a challenge for employers. The ability to attract and retain talent is an increasingly important factor for tenants and should be considered when analyzing real estate options."

Silicon Valley and the Bay Area in California ranked first and fifth, respectively, with Washington, D.C., Boston and Seattle rounding out the top five. The location quotients in Raleigh, Austin and the greater Hartford, Conn. region allowed those markets to rank just slightly ahead of Baltimore.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit