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JLL Names Ute Braasch COO of Corporate Solutions in the Americas  

CHICAGO, March 21, 2016 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced today that it has named Ute Braasch as Chief Operating Officer for its Corporate Solutions business in the Americas. Braasch previously held a similar role in the company’s Asia Pacific region.

Braasch will be based in Chicago and will assume her new position in April, reporting to John Forrest, Chair, JLL Global Corporate Solutions Board, and CEO, Americas Corporate Solutions. She will take responsibility for driving optimization and integration of JLL’s Corporate Solutions business infrastructure. Braasch will also have oversight of transformational projects that are driving enhanced productivity for JLL’s clients, including the delivery of RED, which is JLL’s advanced data and analytics platform that brings together knowledge management, master data governance, analytics and business intelligence to improve business insight and decision making.

Forrest notes that Braasch’s appointment comes at an exciting time in the corporate real estate industry. “Her diverse background includes starting her career in Europe, followed by extensive work experience in Asia Pacific,” he said. “Having lived and worked in Germany, the U.S., Southeast Asia, Australia and India, Ute has broad geographic experience, which gives her a keen understanding of what it takes to be successful in today’s global marketplace.”

Braasch joined JLL in 2011, most recently having led operations for Corporate Solutions across 16 countries in Asia Pacific. In her role, she directed a number of transformation projects across sales, productivity, human resources, technology and governance. Prior to joining JLL, she spent time at consulting firms Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen & Hamilton, as well as the global transportation company Hapag-Lloyd.

“Ute’s significant experience outside the real estate industry is important in ensuring we stay ahead of the rapid transformational changes that are occurring within corporate real estate,” said Forrest.

“I’m energized by the prospect of using my experience to strengthen our global connections across the Corporate Solutions business platform,” added Braasch.

About JLL’s Corporate Solutions
A leader in real estate outsourcing, JLL’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations and public institutions improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.

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