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Parsippany, NJ

Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Three New LEED® APs in New Jersey

Accreditation and Professional Development Are Key to Firm ’s Sustainability Commitment


Parsippany, N.J., May 5, 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has announced that three of its professionals – Vice President Scott Lesh, Senior Project Manager Erik Egger and Project Manager Derek DeMartino – have passed the LEED exam and are now amongst the company’s latest sustainability accredited professionals.

The recent accreditations are part of Jones Lang LaSalle’s ongoing initiative to become the acknowledged leader in energy and sustainability services. Lesh, Egger and DeMartino join the ranks of  more than 380 sustainability accredited individuals at the firm, primarily as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) but also including standards such as  BREEAM, NABERS Energy (formerly ABGR) and Green Star.

Other members of Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey office who’ve recently received accreditation include Clara Sarmiento, Tony Mastrolia, Patrick McCall, Heather Kellogg and Dana Schneider.

“Scott, Erik and Derek are now members of a group that is committed to playing a leadership role in promoting sustainability initiatives throughout New Jersey,” stated Jon Meisel, executive vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle. “We are extremely proud to have such a deep bench of LEED APs, whose keen understanding of sustainable development helps owners and tenants achieve their goals of enhanced environmental efficiency in the workplace. Throughout our entire operation in New Jersey, we are implementing best practices for sustainable initiatives, as we anticipate that this issue will only gain in importance and acceptance in the years to come.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Sustainability Commitment, announced in April 2008, included the goal to increase its number of accredited professionals to 200 in 2008 and to 500 by the end of 2009. In celebrating 333 accredited professionals at the end of 2008, the firm surpassed its target by 65 percent.

The majority of accredited professionals are located in the US; however, Jones Lang LaSalle also has LEED APs and accredited professionals in Australia, India, Singapore, China, Germany, the UK, Mexico and Hong Kong. The firm is involved with over 116 LEED registered or certified projects worldwide, including 73 projects totaling 35 million square feet in the Americas region. In addition, Jones Lang LaSalle serves as leasing manager, property manager and facility manager of many LEED certified buildings.

“Our clients increasingly recognize that a resource-efficient building promotes the health and well-being of its occupants, is better for the environment and makes good business sense,” said Lauralee Martin, LEED AP, Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. “The future of commercial real estate is in sustainable buildings, and LEED accreditation reinforces our commitment to being the energy and sustainability leader in the real estate sector.”
LEED APs can be found in every branch of the company’s comprehensive service capability, including project and development services, property and asset management, construction, energy and sustainability services, corporate solutions, facility management, retail, tenant representation, investment management, agency leasing, strategic consulting and public institutions. Within the firm can be found expertise in LEED New Construction (NC), Commercial Interiors (CI) and Existing Buildings (EB) programs, the latter of which is currently transitioning to Operations & Management (OM). 
Sustainability Goals Progressing
 
Beyond the goal of leading the industry in accredited professionals, Jones Lang LaSalle made substantial progress on other aspects of its Global Sustainability Commitment in 2008. One stated goal, to increase the firm’s investment in energy and sustainability expertise, was advanced by the development of several benchmarking and analysis tools and methods, as well as the expansion of employee expertise training via the newly established Sustainability University.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow initiative consistently engages employees in following sustainable practices, pursuing LEED CI certification at several of U.S. offices, and participating in events such as Earth Day and Earth Hour.
 
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 2008 global revenue of $2.7 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 $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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