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CHICAGO, IL

JLL’s Industrial Portfolio Sale in Mexico Garners Top Industry Honor

John Huguenard wins SIOR award for largest dollar volume transaction in investment and international


CHICAGO, April 28 2015 – During its 2015 Spring World Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) recognized International Director John Huguenard for his achievements in real estate transactions. Huguenard received the award for Largest Dollar Volume Transaction in Investment and International properties for his efforts in the sale of the Verde Northern Mexico Industrial Portfolio, a 5.7 million square-foot portfolio for $302 million.  He shares the award with Gerardo Ramirez who is based in JLL’s Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico office.

The SIOR Member to Member Transaction Awards honor SIOR members who have completed significant transactions with at least one other SIOR member within the award year.

“This portfolio presented investors with the opportunity to acquire scale for one of the most sought after product types, and Mexico’s growing economy plus the property’s locations near the United States position the portfolio to benefit from a significant amount of trade between the two countries,” said Huguenard. “It’s very gratifying to be recognized by SIOR and my peers for this transaction.”

Nearly 450 SIORs reported Member to Member Transactions in 2014, with a total dollar volume of USD $2.4 billion for all reported transactions. That sum is just a fraction of the total business done by SIOR members around the world. Fifteen cooperating SIOR members were honored individually for their accomplishments in the following eight different cooperative transactions award categories: Largest Dollar Volume Transaction (Industrial, International, Investment, Office, Other (Land/Retail/Flex), Associate and Rookie of the Year, and Largest Number of Transactions.

Huguenard has more than 27 years of experience as licensed industrial real estate professional and has been a member of SIOR since 1991.  He is an International Director and the leader of Industrial Capital Markets at JLL and specializes in industrial investment sales for institutional and corporate clients as well as private owners of real estate.

SIOR is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation, based on achievement, knowledge, accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for SIOR. Today, there are more than 3,000 member designees in 630 cities in 34 countries. For more information, visit www.sior.com.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2014 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $118 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,700 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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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 www.jll.com.