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LOS ANGELES, CA

Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. To Begin Pre-Leasing at Mixed-Use Complex in Los Angeles

JLL to handle retail leasing at Blossom Plaza in Chinatown area


LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2016 – Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) announced today that it will begin pre-leasing Blossom Plaza, a $100 million mixed-use complex featuring 237 apartments and 19,000 square feet of retail space.

JLL's Vice President Lorena Tomb and Senior Associate Danielle Cornwell are marketing the retail space for lease on behalf of Forest City.

"Our goal has always been to help continue the transformation of Chinatown with a premier transit oriented development that appeals to a wide demographic, from millennials and creative people to C-Suite professionals," said Kevin Ratner, President of Forest City West.  "We understand the history of Chinatown and remain committed to keeping with its culture."

Situated at the intersection of Broadway and College Street, the nearly two-acre development site is located directly North of the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station. The plaza will connect to the adjacent train station and feed directly into a pedestrian paseo between the two buildings, flanked by over 19,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

"During the 1980s a large number of retail was added along Broadway and transformed the area," said Tomb. "Chinatown now represents one of the largest geographies in Downtown, and as a key intersection, it's primed for revitalization."

About Forest City
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.0 billion in consolidated assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.

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 $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.0 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 www.jll.com.