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LOS ANGELES, CA

JLL Names New Brokerage Leader in Los Angeles

Tony Morales to oversee and serve as player-coach for approximately 80 brokers in six offices


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2015 - With the firm's continued growth, JLL today announced that it has named 25 year veteran Tony Morales as brokerage lead in the Los Angeles region.  In this expanded role, Morales will set the strategic direction for the Brokerage business and oversee a team of approximately 80 brokers across six offices.  As a player-coach role, he will also drive recruiting efforts and direct pursuit strategies for new business opportunities.

The expanded role for Morales is the latest strategic move by JLL to provide premier enhanced service to its clients.  Earlier this year, the firm acquired Wilson Retail Group, the leading, independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California.  Additionally, in 2014, JLL acquired CLEO Construction Management (CLEO), a prominent construction project management services firm that specializes in medical facilities. 

“We selected Tony as our new broker lead for Los Angeles because of his broad depth of knowledge and unique experience as a senior level real estate expert in the LA market,” said Peter Belisle, Market Director for JLL's Southwest Region. “His leadership will be instrumental in differentiating our service delivery platform and continuing JLL’s expansion in the Los Angeles market."

In addition to serving as brokerage lead, Morales will continue in his role as JLL Los Angeles' managing director specializing in advising clients on their office needs.  Throughout his career, he has worked with several high profile companies including Yahoo! Inc., DIRECTV, Boston Consulting Group, Electronic Arts, William Morris Endeavor and Morrison & Foerster to name a few.

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 $56.0 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 www.jll.com.