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JLL Atlanta Brokers Win Prestigious Alvin B. Cates Award From Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors

Gregg Metcalf, Robert Metcalf and Shannon Price Honored for Merecedes-Benz USA Headquarters Lease

ATLANTA, March 28, 2016 – Robert Metcalf, Gregg Metcalf and Shannon Price from JLL’s Atlanta office have received the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors’ Alvin B. Cates Award, one of the most sought-after honors presented by the organization, for their involvement with Mercedes-Benz USA’s new headquarters in Atlanta.

“It is an honor for our team to receive this prominent award,” said Mike Sivewright, JLL’s Market Director for the Atlanta region. “Their hard work and dedication to helping Merecedes-Benz USA secure a fantastic location in Atlanta was evident throughout the process, and we are thrilled that we were able to help bring such a great company to the city.”   

The brokers found and secured a 12-acre site for the new campus headquarters, located in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter submarket, and worked with the City of Atlanta, the City of Sandy Springs and multiple Economic Development teams to convince Merecedes-Benz USA that Atlanta was the right fit. Simultaneously, JLL negotiated almost 100,000 square feet of temporary office space so Mercedes could begin operations in the city starting July 2015.
The Alvin B. Cates award is presented annually to one person or group for a transaction that is considered to be outstanding, noteworthy and is based on creativity, ingenuity and skill, rather than on volume.

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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