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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Dallas Retail Platform with Addition of Byron Howard

DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2014 — Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) today announced the firm has hired retail expert, Byron Howard as a Vice President in the firm’s Dallas office. He will work under the direction of Dallas Retail Brokerage Lead, Clay Smith, who joined JLL in early 2013 when the firm expanded its retail brokerage platform in Texas.

“With employment gains in Dallas clocking-in at nearly double the national average last year and a rapidly improving housing market, we’re seeing an uptick in demand for retail space in the Metroplex,” said Smith. “Adding Byron to our Dallas platform will help service our client’s need for on-the-ground retail expertise and the anticipated pipeline of transactions.”

Howard joins JLL from Xceligent, Inc. in Dallas where he was a Regional Director of Sales and Client Services.  In his role, he was responsible for client relationship management of real estate brokerage firms.  Prior to joining Xceligent, Inc., Howard was an Assistant Vice President at The Retail Connection where he was responsible for analyzing, pursuing, and negotiating tenant representation and project leasing transactions. He attended the University of Mississippi, and is an active member of NTCAR and ICSC.

During the last two years, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail has added more than 50 retail brokerage experts in major markets including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, Seattle and Southern California. During the first half 2013, the group added more than 60 new assignments and more than 30 retail clients to its network across the United States. Jones Lang LaSalle Retail is a full-service provider of retail services nationwide. The firm offers a full array of services to its clients, including brokerage services for landlords and tenants, property management, financial reporting, tenant coordination, specialty leasing, marketing, research, development and receivership services.  For more information on Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, visit

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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 $4.0 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 3.0 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.6 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit