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JLL Hires Former Cresa Senior Advisor as Vice President

ST. LOUIS, August 2, 2016 - Commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced it has hired Chris Schmidt, a former top advisor with Cresa St. Louis. Schmidt, who specializes in industrial tenant representation, leasing, and sales, joined the company on July 6. He works alongside David Branding, Pat Reilly and Terry Stieve on JLL's industrial brokerage team.

David Steinbach, executive vice president of JLL St. Louis, said, "We have the highest performing industrial team in St. Louis, which is why we're able to attract the top industrial tenant rep in town. Chris' expertise will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to helping JLL maintain our large market share of industrial tenants."

Prior to joining JLL, Schmidt spent eight years as a senior advisor representing tenants both in the office and industrial sectors in St. Louis and across the nation. Throughout his career, he has been involved in lease negotiations with national and local companies such as PLZ Corporation, Nova Marketing, 3M and Missouri Confluence COOP, TAGG Logistics and the American Red Cross in the industrial market, and Gardner Capital, American Family Insurance and Ironshore in the office market. Schmidt also spent six years in the financial market providing a wide range of services, including financial modeling, strategic planning, and research.

JLL's industrial team last year transacted over 3.5 million square feet valued at $247 million. Nationally, the firm is ranked number one for industrial tenant representation.

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 $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 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 $59.1 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