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CHARLESTON, SC

Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Carolinas Operations with New Office in Charleston

Firm appoints Lee Allen to provide brokerage services for firm’s first SC office


CHARLESTON, Jan. 8, 2014 — Global commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced today the opening of a new office in Charleston, South Carolina to serve the needs of its growing client base in North and South Carolina. The firm has been operating in the Carolinas for the past 14 years from local offices in both Raleigh and Charlotte.  Its first dedicated office in South Carolina is committed to supporting clients across the state from its new branch on Daniel Island at 225 Seven Farms Drive.

To spearhead growth in the market, JLL appointed industry expert Lee Allen, Vice President. In his new role, Allen will partner to provide brokerage services to the region and to pursue expansion opportunities that tap into the firm’s multi-service platform.  Allen and the expanding South Carolina-based team will offer industrial, office and retail brokerage services on behalf of tenants and landlords across the state under the direction of Chase Monroe, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Charlotte-based Market Director for North and South Carolina.

“Charleston is a strategic location for commercial real estate services growth, particularly given its industrial port location,” said Monroe.  “We’ve long-held interests in dedicated senior experts who could serve the emerging demand and, with Lee on the ground, JLL now has a very competitive market presence.”

Allen brings to the table a successful track record in industrial tenant representation, corporate real estate dispositions, industrial landlord leasing and investment sales. He’s currently a member of JLL’s Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure team as well as the Supply Chain and Logistics team.  Allen will relocate to Charleston in January from JLL’s Charlotte office to service both industrial and office clients.  

“We’re excited about the opportunity for JLL in Charleston, as this team is positioned to hit the ground running,” continued Monroe.  “The team’s expertise also enhances our firm’s ability to manage new business opportunities across the Carolinas and our growing port, airport and global infrastructure initiatives, which help our clients to manage complex commercial real estate, tenancy and logistics demands.”

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 http://www.jll.com/.