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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chris Murray Named “Legal Business Trailblazer and Pioneer” by The National Law Journal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that Managing Director Chris Murray has been named a “Legal Business Trailblazer and Pioneer” for 2013 by The National Law Journal. With this recognition, Murray joins a group of 50 businesspeople that have “moved the needle” in changing the way law firms conduct business.

The Top 50 list honors those who “embody the spirit that will shepherd and shape modern law firms as a business,” said Kenneth A. Gary, Publisher of The National Law Journal & Legal Times.

Murray was recognized for his work counseling law firm clients on real estate deployment and domestic and international office optimization. During his 34 year career he has worked on projects for more than 200 law firms in 330 locations and 16 countries.

“It is always of utmost importance for law firms to uniquely brand their space,” Murray said. “Creating a space that supports our clients’ business and helps identify their brand is very powerful.”   

Murray earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and his master’s degree in real estate from The Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, he worked at Gensler, a global architecture, planning and consulting firm. He is a LEED accredited professional, a registered architect, and a member of the Washington, DC chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is also a fellow of the College of Law Firm Management.

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