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Jones Lang LaSalle Construction Completes Life is good Headquarters at 51 Melcher Street

Designed by Baker Design Group

BOSTON, February 12, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle Construction has completed construction of Life is good’s new headquarters. The lifestyle brand occupies the top two floors at 51 Melcher Street in Boston totaling 22,000 square feet.

Designed by Baker Design Group, the new space is a warm and welcoming work environment dedicated to supporting the Life is good team and its highly collaborative neighborhood groups.  Adjacent to every neighborhood work group are a variety of different sized private conference rooms, as well as phone booths for individual calls. Within each neighborhood are a variety of community worktables, stand-up media-sharing tables, and living room groupings with lounge chairs, sofas, and large flat panel video displays for laptop or iPad presentations.

The office environments, meeting rooms, and collaborative social spaces welcome their industry colleagues, partners and friends within a relaxed setting. The office features all of the essential functions of a leading edge corporate office, integrated within a working environment that is as comfortable as their famous t-shirts, and as optimistic as company icon Jake.

“We are excited to be combining our three Boston offices under one roof,” said Roy Heffernan, Chief Operating Optimist for Life is good. “Along with our partners, we have created a unique and progressive space that will foster creativity and unity for the Life is good team.”

“Jones Lang LaSalle Construction was privileged to work with Life is good and Baker Design Group to create this exciting new work space,” said Steven Wassersug, Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director. “Life is good is a major retail brand that gives back to the community promoting optimism and helping kids in need.”
Joining Steve on the Jones Lang LaSalle Construction team was Senior Construction Manager Brendan Boyle and Senior Estimator Chris Hardiman.

About The Life is good Company
Life is good® spreads the power of optimism and helps kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. The company with a Positive Purpose has raised over $11 million for kids in need to date, principally through Life is good products, Life is good Festivals, and community fundraising efforts. Please visit for more details and spread optimism with #DOWHATYOULIKE. Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company.

About The Life is good Kids Foundation
The Life is good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by Life is good to raise money to help kids in need. The Life is good Kids Foundation directly funds the Life is good Playmakers program, which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. Life is good donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through The Life is good Kids Foundation. For more information, visit

About Jones Lang LaSalle Construction
Jones Lang LaSalle offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic, mid-West and the West Coast, Jones Lang LaSalle Construction delivers construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients. Assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at

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 $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