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Retailers’ Demand for Space in the Midwest Leads JLL to Expand Tenant Representation Platform

Jason Press joins JLL as a Vice President specializing in retail  

CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 — As retailers continue to target the Midwest for expansion opportunities, JLL has bolstered its tenant representation practice with the addition of Jason Press. Press will serve as a Vice President in the firm’s Chicago office, working on the team lead by Executive Vice President Lew Kornberg. Press joins JLL with more than 15 years of diverse real estate experience facilitating hundreds of transactions valued in excess of $500 million. He brings with him a strong roster of national and local retailer clients.

“As the economy and demographics continue to improve in the Chicagoland area, Jason’s in-depth understanding of the city’s urban and suburban retail landscapes, along with his demonstrated ability to win and cultivate new and existing client relationships, will be a tremendous value-add to our expanding retail team,” said Kornberg.

Prior to joining JLL, Press co-founded North Park Properties, LLC to acquire investment properties in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, he spent six years as a Vice President with Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) in Coral Gables, Florida. Press specializes in supporting national retailers with all aspects of their portfolio including strategies on expansions, dispositions, go-to market site selections, relocations, and new and existing lease transactions. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and is a licensed real estate broker in both Florida and Illinois. Press is also member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a recipient of the CoStar Power Broker award in 2010 and 2011.

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 $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit