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Hot Topics from the CoreNet Global Summit: Workplace Strategy, Proworking, Smart Buildings

Jones Lang LaSalle offers insider perspectives on innovations in corporate real estate

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2013 — Workplace strategy, proworking and smart buildings were hot topics at the recent annual CoreNet Global Summit, which brought together professionals from around the world to discuss trends in corporate real estate. Jones Lang LaSalle experts were at the forefront of the conversation, and their provocative insights are now available via multiple channels to any media outlet seeking expert resources.

Workplace Strategy: Presence and Productivity  
Lost in the public debate about telecommuting are the larger issues of shareholder value and business strategy, according to Steve Hargis, a JLL workplace strategist. In collaboration with Microsoft, Northern Trust, Oracle, Pacific Gas & Electric and Yahoo, Hargis authored The Power of Presence: Being Present in a Virtual World, a workplace transformation paper released by CoreNet Global at the Summit and now available to media. In addition to Presence and a series of whitepapers, members of JLL’s workplace strategy team are available for media seeking expert commentary on workplace strategy.

Proworking: New Approach to Corporate Real Estate
JLL is pioneering the “proworking” concept, an innovative new approach that balances corporate real estate supply and demand through the deployment of flexible workspaces. CoreNet Global Summit attendees had the opportunity to use JLL’s new proworking tool, Space Exchange™, to book meeting space on the Summit floor. Following the Summit, the below educational proworking resources are now available to media:
•    Proworking: Balancing Real Estate Supply and Demand (video): John Hampton, JLL Senior Vice President, Product Development & Innovation, Emily Watkins, JLL Senior Vice President, Innovation, and Mark Gilbreath, CEO and Founder of LiquidSpace, discuss the proworking approach and workplace strategy trends.

•    New Space Exchange Tool Transforming Corporate Real Estate (video): John Hampton explains how Space Exchange enables companies to balance real estate supply and demand.  
•    Get Your Employees Out of the Coffee Shop! (blog): A CoreNet Global “Summit Talk” blog post cites JLL research that supports the need for breaking the boundaries of traditional corporate real estate.
•    Consumerization of the Workplace (video): Gilbreath explains the “tyranny of the fixed workplace” and the consumerization of corporate real estate.
•    JLL’s Proworking Approach (video): Interactive visual notetaking video outlines the four key steps to proworking.
•    The Proworking Roadmap (PDF): Downloadable e-book offers four articles detailing the concept of proworking and steps for achieving it.

Smart Building Technology: No-Brainer
Corporate real estate teams are recognizing the value of smart building technology systems as a means to energy savings and improved building performance. The below materials cite JLL’s strong position on bringing smart building technology to corporate owners and occupiers:

•    The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage (PDF): Released at the CoreNet Global Summit, this new JLL report details the smart building advantage today and into the future.

•    The Smart Revolution is Coming to a Building Near You (news release): Highlights key findings of The Changing Face of Smart Buildings report, underscoring the business case and ROI of smart building technology investments.
•    Smart Buildings: No-Brainer (video): Dan Probst, JLL's Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services, draws from The Changing Face of Smart Buildings report in explaining the definitive business case for investment in smart building technology.
•    Highly Efficient Buildings: Making Sustainable Decisions Economically Viable (video): Smart building experts, including Probst, Roy Torbert, Consultant to the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Scott Muldavin, Executive Director, Green Building Consortium, explain how energy retrofits, whether deep or modest, can lead to measurable gains in building performance.  
•    Top 10 Smart Building Myths – Busted (news release): JLL’s smart building experts debunk the top 10 misconceptions keeping owners and investors from achieving the smart building competitive advantage.

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.

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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 $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit