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JLL’s Evan Behr Named to Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

List honors the region’s top young professionals for business excellence and community involvement

WASHINGTON, MAY 11, 2015 – The Washington Business Journal has recognized JLL’s Evan Behr as one of the region’s brightest young stars in business, naming him to its annual 40 Under 40 list. Those named to the list must live and work in the DC region and are honored for accomplishing significant professional success early in their careers.

“We are proud to see Evan recognized for his outstanding performance and professional achievements and have no doubt he will continue to shine as he progresses in his career,” said Mike Ellis, Mid-Atlantic Market Director for JLL. “Evan’s skill and tenacity have brought energy to our Mid-Atlantic Agency Leasing team—as well as consistently superior results to our firm’s clients—and have propelled JLL’s reputation throughout the region as the standard for excellence.”

At 34, Behr is one of the youngest managing directors at JLL. He joined the firm’s DC office in 2012 after a combined eight years at Tishman Speyer and CBRE, and in three years he and his team have increased JLL’s DC leasing portfolio by 8 million square feet.

A graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Behr has represented clients such as TIAA-CREF, Columbia Property Trust, Douglas Development, First Potomac Property, Clark Enterprises and Property Group Partners.

“This recognition is really a testament to my teammates and JLL for our collective hard work and relentless work ethic on behalf of our clients,” said Behr. “We are fortunate to work in a dynamic market like Washington and for JLL, developing and implementing unique approaches to solve client challenges.”

JLL Mid-Atlantic Agency Leasing provides specialized landlord advisory services to institutional clients and local office owners backed by a full suite of investor services, including market research, property marketing and industry subject matter expertise. The team leverages multiple channels, best practices and technologies to help clients attract tenants and meet occupancy goals.

The full 40 Under 40 list can be found here.

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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 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