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JLL’s Financing Expertise Grows in the Midwest

Chuck Johanns joins Chicago office as Executive Vice President

CHICAGO, June 4, 2014 – Acting upon strong investor demand from both debt and equity sides of a liquid market, JLL’s Capital Markets today announced industry veteran Chuck Johanns has joined the firm’s Midwest platform as Executive Vice President. Working under the direction of Managing Director Dave Hendrickson, Johanns will be based in Chicago and focus on raising debt and equity for acquisitions and development.

“Investors from all over the world are increasingly turning their sights to Chicago and other Midwest markets,” said Hendrickson. “Chuck’s breadth of experience and industry knowledge, especially across various markets and with all major property types, will be immediately impactful to our team.”

Johanns holds more than 20 years of experience in real estate, capital markets and development. During the course of his career, he has been directly involved in securing $2 billion in debt and equity for acquisitions and developments across multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties. He previously served as Managing Director and head of real estate for Houlihan Capital. He earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, his B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois, and is a member of the Real Estate Investors Association.

About Capital Markets 
JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2013 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $99 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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About JLL
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit