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JLL Bolsters K-12, Higher Education Expertise with Key Hire

Sundaresh Kamath joins JLL as Vice President in Houston, Texas

Houston, Aug. 30, 2016 – Houston continues to see exceptional development activity within K-12 and higher education systems. In response, JLL today announced Sundaresh Kamath has joined the firm as Vice President.

With more than twenty years of project management experience, Kamath specializes in managing construction and development programs for universities, college systems and public school districts. He joins JLL Houston's Project and Development Services (PDS) group, under the leadership of Executive Vice President John P. Roberts.

"As school districts, colleges and universities continue to address the challenges of cost control, deferred maintenance, student attraction and retention, access to private sector capital and best practices, many are evaluating their real estate to optimize value and fulfill their mission," said Roberts. "Sundaresh's strong background in K-12 and higher education reinforces the firm's position as a leader in real estate project management within the education sector."

Prior to joining JLL, Kamath oversaw the Construction and Facilities Services Department for Houston Independent School District, where he managed the implementation of projects under the 2012 Bond Program. Additionally, he has held senior management positions with Lone Star College System and Fort Bend Independent School District, and previously handled construction projects at the University of Nevada and Nevada State College.

Kamath holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Manipal Institute of Technology in India and a master's degree from Arizona State University. He is a licensed architect in Texas and Nevada, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Building Code Official. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the International Code Council, the Green Building Certification Institute and the Association for Learning Environments.

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About JLL Higher Education group
JLL's Higher education practice partners with public and private universities, as well as university health systems, to help fulfill their missions through the stewardship of real estate. The group taps the unrealized potential of real estate to produce cost savings, improve financial strength, manage risk, and improve the overall student experience. A leading provider of higher education services, JLL has worked for more than 200 colleges and universities throughout the world and provides a broad range of services that encompasses: brokerage, project and development management, sustainability solutions, public private partnerships, facilities management, and master planning. JLL's expertise includes student housing, athletic stadiums, gateway and innovation projects, science and research facilities, parking garages, continuing education, hospitals and international campuses.

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