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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Office Leasing Team in Miami

MIAMI, March 5, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Jeffrey Sharmat as Vice President in the firm’s leasing team.  Based in Miami, Sharmat will partner with Jorge Morales, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Vice President of leasing, creating a leading Jones Lang LaSalle landlord representation team.  The Sharmat and Morales duo has already secured the leasing of Causeway Square, a new 165,000 square foot mixed use project with approximately 89,000 square feet of new Class A office space in North Miami, and the 161,000 square foot, landmark Downtown office building, Courthouse Tower.   

“With 15 years of experience in the industry, Jeff brings a wealth of expertise that will benefit our clients,” said Kurt Keaton, Jones Lang LaSalle Regional Manager.  “He is one of the best in the local market and will be a tremendous asset to our extensive client base across South Florida.”

Prior to his new role, Sharmat was a Vice President for more than a decade with Americas Capital Partners (ACP), a private real estate investment company.  He was responsible for leasing nearly two million square feet of office space as well as managing office condominium conversions. 

Sharmat’s notable transactions include lease transactions on behalf of the landlord for Burger King Corporation, Baptist Health Services, Carnival Cruise Lines, United States General Service Administration, SunTrust Bank, IPC (Subway Corporation), The Capital Grille Restaurant and The Related Company of Florida. 

Sharmat holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 380 employees providing real expertise across all major markets in Florida including agency leasing, property management, project and development services, capital markets and tenant representation,.  The firm is responsible for the leasing and management of nine million square feet of Class A office space across the state.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,