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Jones Lang LaSalle Builds San Diego Leasing Team with Wakeman Hire 

More hires expected soon for owner rep brokerage group

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., October 22, 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that leasing specialist Bess Wakeman has joined the firm as Executive Vice President. She will work closely with Managing Director Lynn LaChapelle to help build the firm’s landlord-focused leasing business in the San Diego market.
The firm has been building its brokerage teams throughout Southern California over the past two years and expects to expand it quickly over the next year by hiring additional top talent that specializes in owner representation. 
“In addition to capital markets, tenant representation and corporate solutions, we can now offer our clients a San Diego-based leasing team that specializes in representing owners of commercial property,” said LaChapelle. “And, we’re already planning the next phase of our growth, which will include a property management team that will augment the individual property managers we already have working locally on corporate client accounts.”
Most recently, Wakeman served as Leasing Director for The Irvine Company Office Properties in San Diego. Wakeman also served as Leasing Director for Equity Office and as a broker with CB Richard Ellis. She has been selected as one of the “Most Powerful Real Estate Woman in Southern California” by Real Estate Southern California magazine and currently serves as a NAIOP board member.
“We’re thrilled to have Bess joining our team,” said LaChapelle. “She is absolutely the caliber of professional we look for at Jones Lang LaSalle.”
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,