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Jones Lang LaSalle Expands Services in Long Island Market

Ray Ruiz, Marianne Dugan will lead Jones Lang LaSalle’s growth in Long Island

New York, NY, February 24, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Raymond Ruiz, executive vice president, and Marianne Dugan, vice president, have opened the firm's new Melville, N.Y., office to continue expanding the company’s presence in the Long Island market.

Ruiz has more than 20 years of experience as an iconic broker in Long Island representing owners and tenants throughout the market. He will head the newly established office, and his responsibilities as the lead broker will include recruiting top talent, new business development, agency leasing and tenant representation, and integrating the company’s real estate brokerage activities with project management, facilities management, property management, public markets and capital markets services. Ruiz will report to Jonathan Meisel, market director for the suburban tri-state region, including New Jersey, Westchester County, N.Y., and Connecticut.
“We are excited to commit additional resources to this important market,” said Meisel. “Ray Ruiz and Marianne Dugan are seasoned professionals who are extremely well regarded in the industry, know local Long Island real estate very well, and complement the Jones Lang LaSalle culture. They will be crucial to our efforts to expand our presence here.”

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Ruiz served as a senior vice president with CB Richard Ellis. Earlier, he was a vice president with Koll Real Estate Services. Ruiz also worked with Cushman & Wakefield, where he acted as tenant and landlord representative.

Ruiz received a bachelor's degree in economics from New York University. He is a board member and past president of the Commercial Industrial Broker Society.

Dugan has more than five years of experience in Long Island commercial real estate. She works closely with senior-level executives, focusing on agency leasing, tenant representation, property dispositions and new business development.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she was a senior associate with CB Richard Ellis. Earlier, Dugan was director of domestic licensing with New Line Cinema, where she specialized in product licensing entertainment properties spanning several platforms.
She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research. Dugan is a licensed real estate sales person in the state of New York. She is a member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society.

Ruiz and Dugan are active participants in local charities such as the Long Island real estate division of the March of Dimes, The United Way and Ronald McDonald House Charities.