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Jones Lang LaSalle Names Thierry Delvaux Managing Director of International Desk

Executive relocation from Hungary to D.C. expands domestic International Desk and bolsters firm’s global platform in Washington


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has appointed Thierry Delvaux as a Managing Director with the firm’s International Desk. Delvaux is relocating from Budapest, Hungary to set up the new International Desk hub in Washington, D.C. The firm’s International Desk leverages Jones Lang LaSalle’s global platform, relationships and market knowledge to link clients with transaction specialists and solutions across the globe. 
 
“Our International Desk expertise is a crucial driver for our occupier and investor clients who need help expanding into emerging global markets. Thierry is a proven leader with an impressive track record of connecting clients to opportunities throughout Eastern Europe. His experience, and ability to speak five languages fluently, will be invaluable to our domestic client base,” said Greg O’Brien, CEO, Brokerage, Americas.

Based in Washington D.C., Delvaux joins other members of the International Desk team - Giles Wrench, Managing Director who is based in New York and Samit Chopra, Managing Director sited in Palo Alto, California.  In his new role, Delvaux will target and accelerate the growth of inter-regional business, particularly from current and prospective U.S.-based multinational clients, while also advising on individual transactions.  Prior to this role, Delvaux was the Country Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle in Hungary and Romania.

“The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate recently ranked Washington, D.C. as the top U.S. city for foreign investment, so this is the ideal domicile for our domestic International Desk operations. Thierry’s international experience and commitment to excellence are major assets to our team as we continue helping clients capitalize on opportunities in the global marketplace,” said Mike Ellis, Mid-Atlantic Director Jones Lang LaSalle.

“Jones Lang LaSalle’s International Desk is an exceptional service that can leverage the firm’s global platform to support the real estate needs of our clients across the world,” said Delvaux. “I am honored to be joining the United States team and look forward serving clients as a bridge across regions and nations.”

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.