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INTL FCStone Renews Commitment to West Des Moines; Leases 25,000 SF in Newport Building

JLL assists Fortune 500 financial services firm with multiple aspects of long-term lease

DES MOINES, February 24, 2016 – INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ:INTL), a diversified global financial services organization delivering execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and securities, today announced that the company has signed a long-term lease for 25,000 square feet in the planned Newport Building in West Des Moines. The move into a new development will help the New York-based company support its growing agricultural client portfolio and organic growth in the Midwest region of the United States.

The building is being constructed at 1075 Jordan Creek Parkway, within the Country Club Office Plaza, just south of I-80. With more than one million square feet of “Class A” office space, and convenient interstate access, Country Club Office Plaza is among the premier office parks in greater Des Moines. This well-established area is maturing and experiencing new growth, as evidenced by $435 million in construction permits filed in West Des Moines in 2015. The company will occupy the entire third floor of the 75,000 square-foot, three-story building.  The remaining 50,000 square feet is the largest spec space in Des Moines in the last 10 years.

“We are thrilled to have found the best possible real estate solution to accommodate our growing business and to enhance our ability to serve our client base here in the Midwest,” said Dave Smoldt, President of the FCM Division  of INTL FCStone’s subsidiary, INTL FCStone Financial Inc. “Signing a long-term lease on a new building reflects our commitment to West Des Moines.”

JLL represented INTL FCStone in securing the long-term lease through an integrated offering that included JLL’s Tenant Representation, Project Management and Business and Economic Incentives service lines. The team was led by David Miller, Executive Vice President, and Heath D. Bullock, Senior Vice President, Tenant Representation; Craig Montgomery, Senior Project Manager, Project Management; and Michael Bennett, Senior Vice President, Business and Economic Incentives. Brett Bosworth & Kate Byus represented the landlord, R&R Realty Group.

“We are pleased to have helped INTL FCStone find a new home in this great Midwestern city that continues to expand its commercial footprint along with its influence in the U.S. business community,” said JLL’s David Miller. “We are doubly pleased that we were able to support multiple aspects of this transaction, including economic incentives and project management services, in addition to our core tenant representation offering. We see our multi-service-line model as a true differentiator of JLL’s client service approach to the market.”

With help from JLL, INTL FCStone is taking a forward-looking view with this lease and seeking to create an employee workspace for the future. The firm plans to integrate advanced technological features and innovative collaboration spaces into the building. Specific features include dual-fiber backup power and accommodations for density including upgraded HVAC and greater parking ratios. The landlord, R&R Realty Group, is committed to a comprehensive Environmental Stewardship Program covering all aspects of its ownership and management of commercial real estate, and assists its tenants in meeting their own goals of increasing energy efficiency and minimizing their carbon footprints. R&R has LEED-certified accredited professionals on staff who continually investigate new cost-effective energy-saving measures, including water stewardship, waste reduction, use of environmentally-preferable building materials and specifications, energy efficiency, indoor environment, reduction of toxics, and building operations technology.

About INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. Our revenues are derived primarily from financial products and advisory services that fulfill our clients' real needs and provide bottom-line benefits to their businesses. We create added value for our clients by providing access to global financial markets using our industry and financial expertise, deep partner and network relationships, insight and guidance, and integrity and transparency. Our client-first approach engenders trust, and has enabled us to establish leadership positions in a number of complex fields in financial markets around the world. INTL FCStone Financial Inc. is a member of FINRA/SIPC and registered with the MSRB. Any individual security mentioned in this presentation is subject to the following disclosure: This information is not meant to be viewed as analysis or opinion of any security. This information should not be taken as an offer or as a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any security or other financial instruments or as a recommendation to engage in any trading strategy. INTL FCStone Financial Inc. may have long or short positions in securities or related issues mentioned here. Further information on INTL FCStone is available at

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 $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.4 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