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Jones Lang LaSalle expands into Des Moines

Long-time commercial real estate executive Heath Bullock tapped to lead local office

DES MOINES, IOWA, Jan. 6, 2014 — The global commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is expanding into the state of Iowa with the opening of a new brokerage services office in Des Moines, the firm’s leadership announced today.

Long-time Des Moines-based commercial real estate executive Heath D. Bullock, CCIM, SIOR, has been tapped to lead the new office and will specialize in representing office, industrial and retail real estate tenants and owners in both lease and sales transactions in the Iowa Markets. The company also plans to add additional brokers to the office over the coming months.

Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle — which has corporate offices in more than 50 U.S. cities and 70 countries around the globe — has had a presence in Central Iowa since 2011 when the firm was hired as facility management and real estate services provider by Principal Financial Group.

The opening of a new brokerage services office will allow Jones Lang LaSalle to provide a high level of service to the many other owners and occupiers of real estate in Des Moines and across Iowa, according to Daniel T. Ryan, head of the firm’s Central Region, which also includes offices in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Indianapolis in addition to two offices in Chicago.

“Across the Midwest, Jones Lang LaSalle has earned a reputation for achieving big results for our clients,” Ryan said. “We are excited to be expanding into a growing, vibrant city like Des Moines and are thrilled to have a respected and seasoned real estate professional like Heath Bullock leading the charge for us there.”

Bullock, 38, comes to Jones Lang LaSalle after more than 14 years with CBRE/Hubbell Commercial, where he emerged as one of Central Iowa’s most successful commercial real estate brokers. His work has been recognized by the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®.

“Jones Lang LaSalle offers the most complete platform of services and the best culture of excellence in the commercial real estate industry today,” Bullock said. “I am honored to be ‘planting the flag’ for JLL here in Iowa and am looking forward to building a market-leading commercial real estate team here.”

Bullock will work closely with Richard Tan and Eric Steffe, who lead the Principal Financial account for the Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Solutions group in Des Moines.

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