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Audi of Des Moines & JLL co-host client event at Iowa Speedway in Newton

DES MOINES, July 20, 2015 – On a warm and sunny May morning, Audi Des Moines, in partnership with JLL, hosted an Audi VIP Test Drive event at the Iowa Speedway race track in Newton. Over 30 distinguished guests had the opportunity to be a part of the ultimate Audi driving experience. The event featured the 2015 Audi R8, as well as the Audi S3, S4 and S6.

The attendees took turns driving each of the four Audi vehicles around the track. Each rotation was 3 to 4 laps long, with some guests reaching a top speed of 110 miles per hour. The rotations were headed by Iowa Speedway’s Pace Car Driver, Tony Doremus, in a Chevrolet Camaro SS. Other Audi representatives at the event were Audi Brand Specialists, George Meza and Rob Bridges. Audi Des Moines’ General Manager, Anthony Gladney, provided the pre-driving instructions to the attendees.

"We were excited about the opportunity to co-host this event with Audi Des Moines and it did not disappoint.  The people that attended all left with a smile on their face and adrenaline in their veins from driving around the track in the multiple S models and especially the R8.  We are already looking forward to next year's event!” said Marcus Pitts, Senior Vice President of JLL and an organizer of the event.

With the success of the event, Audi Des Moines is looking forward to making it a follow-up to their annual charity golf tournament event, The Audi Quattro Cup. The tournament usually has a test drive event, however, drivers only get to experience driving Audi vehicles on street roads. In contrast, This VIP Test Drive event provides drivers with the real Audi Experience, similar to that hosted by Audi corporate in Germany.

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 $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.0 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