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Chicago

JLL Goes to the Dogs

Nearly 30 JLL-managed retail centers welcome canine shoppers on Wednesday nights in August for newly launched Dog Days events


Americans love their dogs, with four-legged friends a part of as many as 47 percent of all households in the United States according to the ASPCA. In response to consumer demand for dog-friendly retail centers, nearly 30 JLL-managed properties are now encouraging shoppers to bring their canine companions to the mall for themed events from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday in August. The newly launched Dog Days program will test the markets' receptiveness to a dog-friendly shopping experience with four themed nights at participating centers:

  • August 5: Fashion Hounds – Let's play dress up. Stop in to participate in a pet fashion show and costume contest.
  • August 12: Forever Homes – This pet adoption night is designed to find a home for needy pets.. Stop by and help dogs from partner organizations find their forever families.
  • August 19: Bone-appétit – Get nutrition and fitness tips from local vets, sample food and more to keep your pup healthy from nose to tail.
  • August 26: Paw-Parazzi – Join us for pet photo night featuring a themed backdrop, props and pet costumes.

    "Retail destinations have to create a differentiated experience that online can't match, and the Dog Days programming is doing just that. We encourage shoppers to celebrate their four-legged family members with a night out on the town at one of the participating JLL-managed centers," said JLL's Karen Raquet, Director of National Retail Property Services. "We expect unique programming such as this to increase traffic and sales in our properties, and keep the centers a highlight of the local community."

    Participating centers include: Aiken Mall, Central Mall – Fort Smith, Central Mall Lawton, Central Mall Port Arthur, Central Mall Texarkana, Chico Mall, Coventry Mall, Fairgrounds Square Mall, Galleria Mt. Lebanon, Hilltop Mall, Killeen Mall, Mall de las Aguilas, Mesilla Valley Mall, Metrocenter, Myrtle Beach Mall, Providence Marketplace, Rosedale Center, Salem Center, Shops on Broadway, South Park Mall, Southbridge Mall, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, The Streets of Tansabourne, Valdosta Mall, Washington Square Mall and Westgate Mall.

JLL's Retail Group serves as the industry's leader in retail real estate services. The firm's more than 800 dedicated retail experts in the Americas partner with investors and occupiers around the globe to support and shape investment and site selection strategies. Its retail specialists provide independent and expert advice to clients, backed by industry-leading research that delivers maximum value throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset or lease. The firm has more than 125 retail brokerage experts spanning more than 30 major markets, representing more than 670 retail clients. As the largest third party retail property manager in the United States, JLL's retail portfolio has more than 620 centers, totaling 77 million square feet under management in regional malls, lifestyle centers, grocery-anchored centers, power centers, central business districts, transportation facilities and mixed-use projects.  For more news, videos and research from JLL's Retail Group, please visit: www.jllretail.com.

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. A Fortune 500 company 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