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Cambridge, MA

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes Interior for Microsoft


CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 3, 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle, the world’s leading financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has recently completed a 43,500 square foot LEED-CI Gold project at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center located at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. Jones Lang LaSalle is the project manager.
 
The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center is home to Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs and other product teams from across Microsoft.
 
The project is comprised of an interior renovation, which included the removal of 3,400 square feet of floor slab of a mid-1980’s high rise to create a dramatic two-story assembly space. The space includes a monumental stair connecting the 10th and 11th floors, kitchen and interior garden, creating a unique collaborative environment for all employees.
 
This project reduces waste, reuses and recycles materials, and uses recycled-content building products when possible to reduce demand for natural resources. Some of the energy efficiency highlights include: 75% of construction waste was diverted from landfill and recycled; the carpet utilized throughout has 26-34% recycled content; dimming and switching systems (including fluorescent dimming); fluorescent task lighting is used for all work stations so employees can control their own work environment and cut down on unnecessary power usage.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services team was headed by Vice President Tom O’Connor as the Project Executive. Scott Baranyi served as Project Manager and Carld Auguste as Associate Project Manager. TRO|Jung Brannen is the architect of record and Turner Construction Company is the general contractor.
 
According to Mr. O’Connor: “The facility optimizes space utilization and is on the cutting edge of sustainability. Our goal has been to utilize environmentally friendly building systems and sustainable design approaches to reduce the overall building operating cost and the impact on the environment, while improving the interior building environment for Microsoft.”
 
With the recent completion of a 200+ person multi-purpose conferencing center, Jones Lang LaSalle will have completed over 120,000 square feet of interior projects at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center. Past projects include a 50,000 square foot fitout for the Microsoft Application Virtualization software group, and a 14,000 square foot fitout for Microsoft Research New England.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle also represented Microsoft in this 180,000 square foot sublease.
 
About Microsoft
 
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For information about the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, please visit www.microsoftcambridge.com
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle Project & Development Services
 
The Jones Lang LaSalle Project & Development Services team manages more than 25,000 projects annually worldwide. It is comprised of 2,300 project managers globally with a staff of 40 in Boston. Jones Lang LaSalle currently manages over $18 billion of projects under construction in the U.S.

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.