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Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Inland Empire Bench with the Addition of Four Powerhouse Industrial Brokers

Top producing professionals Peter McWilliams, Mike McCrary, Ruben Goodsell and Scott Leichtenberg to bolster industrial presence


LOS ANGELES, December 1, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that four preeminent industrial brokers have joined the firm to expand its influence in the Inland Empire market: Managing Director Peter McWilliams, Executive Vice President Mike McCrary, Senior Vice President Ruben Goodsell, and Vice President Scott Leichtenberg. The professionals join the firm’s already strong industrial bench dedicated to the Inland Empire market and are based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.
 
“These executives have focused their entire careers in the Inland Empire and have built a dominant business representing tenants, landlords and investors,” said Whitley Collins, Regional Managing Director, Los Angeles Brokerage. “Combining the experience of these individuals with our firm’s successful track record already built in the Inland Empire, will give Jones Lang LaSalle a market-leading presence in this critical geography.”
 
Added Craig Meyer, Managing Director and head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Industrial practice. “These executives are clearly market leaders who enjoy a national reputation as the most accomplished industrial brokers in the region. We are exceptionally pleased that these talented individuals are onboard to assist our growing client base in the Inland Empire.”
 
Peter McWilliams is a 22-year commercial real estate veteran specializing in “Big Box” warehouse assignments in excess of 200,000 square-feet in the Inland Empire market representing tenants, landlords as well as institutional investors. Mr. McWilliams joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Colliers International where he was a Senior Vice President and number one producing salesperson for three out of the last five years and in the President’s Circle or top ten producers within the firm every year since 1996. Additionally, Mr. McWilliams was the number one broker nationally for Colliers Macaulay Nicolls (CMN) in 2008.
 
Mr. McWilliams is a member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR), and the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkley.
 
Michael McCrary, SIOR is a 19-year commercial real estate veteran specializing in investments, industrial sales and leasing of industrial properties concentrated in the Inland Empire region. Mr. McCrary joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Colliers International where he was a Senior Vice President and in the President’s Circle member and a recipient of the Max L. Green Charitable Contribution Award.
 
Mr. McCrary is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR), National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Menlo College.
 
Ruben Goodsell specializes in sales, leasing, investments and land sales in the Ontario Airport market and had been involved in sales and leasing of over 10.5 million square feet of buildings and land in the last eight years. Mr. Goodsell was formerly a Vice President at Colliers International where he was honored with the Largest industrial Transaction, President’s Circle, Circle of Excellence and Rookie of the Year Awards.
 
Mr. Goodsell is a member of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), the American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR), and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California.
 
Career transaction highlights from McWilliams, McCrary and Goodsell include 4.5 million square-feet on behalf of Wal-Mart in eight buildings; 1.6 million square-feet on behalf of Mattel in two buildings; 1.3 million square-feet on behalf of Ross Stores in one building; and 1.2 million square-feet on behalf of Sanyo Logistics; and the representation of CBRE Investors in sales and leasing transactions totalling over $1 billion. Other major clients in the Inland Empire market include Alere Properties, Hillwood Development, TIAA-CREF, Guardian Life, IDI and TA Associates. 
 
Scott Leichtenberg joins the firm from CB Richard Ellis Investors where he was a Senior Director.  Leichtenberg specializes in asset management and has strong acquisition and disposition experience from ProLogis, Weingarten and CBREI.  He will work closely with Goodsell on landlord representation and investment sales in the Inland Empire.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle Industrial
 
Through offices located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Jones Lang LaSalle Logistics and Industrial Services team members focus on assisting both real estate occupiers and investors in all the primary and secondary markets of North America.  The firm’s industrial professionals offer a wide variety of real estate expertise in the disposition and acquisition of industrial properties and portfolios, including manufacturing, assembly, research and development, high tech, food processing, warehousing, distribution and logistics facilities.
 
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 $37 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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