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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Capital Markets Roster with Hiring of National Industrial Expert

John Huguenard to steer national industrial investment sales practice


CHICAGO, JAN. 8, 2010 — In response to growing demand for industrial capital markets services across the country, Jones Lang LaSalle announces that it has bolstered its capital markets practice with the hiring of a proven national industrial leader.  John Huguenard, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined the firm as managing director and will help steer its national industrial investment sales practice.
 
Huguenard will leverage his broad industrial experience to aggressively grow the firm’s industrial capital markets presence throughout the Midwest.  Along with other key members of the firm’s capital markets leadership team, Huguenard will help develop the firm’s industrial capital markets platform throughout the Americas.  John will be based out of Jones Lang LaSalle’s headquarters in Chicago.
 
“John is one of the top industrial capital markets producers in the nation with more than $3 billion in sales over the past many years.  His ability to leverage Jones Lang LaSalle’s local, national and global platform to drive business will give us a critical foothold in the industrial capital markets business.  This addition of senior industrial expertise fits with the firm’s new plans for the expansion of the capital markets business in the Americas, where Jones Lang LaSalle intends to build a full-service capital markets platform covering all of the primary product types with significant depth,” said Jay Koster, President of Jones Lang LaSalle’s capital markets practice in the Americas.  “We’ve been searching for someone with John’s expertise to serve our client’s expanding needs and are confident his deep knowledge of the sector and extensive experience will help drive our business growth in the Midwest, as well as the rest of the country.”
 
“By using John’s talents regionally and nationally, we will be enhancing our industrial capital markets presence exponentially,” said Dan Ryan, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Midwest Market Director.  “The addition of John within this region provides us with a true national leader in the industrial investment sales field.”
 
For the last two years, Huguenard has earned national recognition as one of the nation’s top Commercial Brokers according to Real Estate Forum. Since 1994, he has sold more than 102 million square feet of industrial and office investment real estate totalling more than $3.2 billion. He is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned his bachelor’s of science degree.  He is also earned the professional designations of Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
 
Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is composed of a broad range of real estate investment debt and equity specialists, and corporate finance experts, working on all property types and in all the major national markets on behalf of major institutional and local investors and developers, as well as corporations.  The firm's Capital Markets professionals are highly skilled at pinpointing and tailoring the right capital solutions for each of these client's needs.   The Investment Sales teams assist investors in developing and executing asset recapitalization strategies for office, industrial, retail, multifamily, healthcare and seniors housing product. The firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking experts raise debt and joint venture equity for investors and developers, and provide derivatives structuring and loan sale advisory services.  The Corporate Capital Markets professionals help corporations develop and execute strategies that bridge their occupancy, capital deployment and financial reporting objectives for their facility portfolios.  The Development and Asset Strategy team specializes in the sale of non-income-producing properties in their various forms from vacant buildings to raw land to entitled parcels and partially completed subdivisions.  The firm's Value Recovery Services assist clients affected by the current financial crisis by creating value while managing risks through evaluating operational and occupancy needs, assisting with challenged assets and liabilities on their balance sheets, providing receivership services, asset management, raising capital through sales-leasebacks and providing leasing and recapitalization strategies for distressed assets. In the past two years, the firm’s Capital Markets team handled $117 billion of transaction volume.
 
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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