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Jones Lang LaSalle’s John C. Giordano Receives Distinguished Master of Corporate Real Estate Honor

MCR Professional Designation Awarded by CoreNet Global

Atlanta, GA, February 5, 2009 — John C. Giordano, III, executive vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has been recognized for completing the professional development series for the CoreNet Global Master of Corporate Real Estate® (MCR) Designation.
At Jones Lang LaSalle, Giordano represents the real estate interests of the firm’s corporate clients, providing valuable insight and experience in all phases of acquisition and disposition structures. A member of the Jones Lang LaSalle team since July of 2008 due to the merger of The Staubach Company, Giordano was previously a Principal of The Staubach Company’s New Jersey Corporate Services division. His 26 years of extensive experience has resulted in 400 transactions with an aggregate value in access of $500 million. Giordano’s disciplines include comparative market analysis, municipal utility incentives as well as financial negotiation and analysis.
“We are proud to recognize J.C. on this outstanding accomplishment,” stated Jon Meisel, executive vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle. “J.C.’s commitment to seeking the highest standards of professionalism through his dedication to education and training are what has made him one of our most accomplished professionals.”
The CoreNet Global MCR program is a professional development program, which provides essential skills that focus on urgent and critical business issues and communicates competence and successful experience as a corporate real estate expert.
“Graduates of the rigorous MCR program have earned respect and admiration as experts in the disciplines of corporate real estate,” said Dr. Prentice Knight, CEO of CoreNet Global. “The MCR designation communicates professional competence and a high level of industry knowledge to management and colleagues.”
The MCR program was established in 1982 and is the professional designation of CoreNet Global, which is the largest worldwide organization that is devoted to the professional education of corporate real estate professionals. Currently, CoreNet Global has MCRs in Asia, Australia, EMEA, New Zealand and North America.
To receive the MCR designation, professionals must complete 104 hours of classroom training by completing three required seminars, two elective seminars and a Capstone within a five-year period. An assessment is given at the end of each seminar and a passing grade must be earned to receive credit. Each designee will further their education through continuing professional development which must be renewed every three years.
All graduates were honored at the CoreNet Global Summit in Orlando, Fla. in November 2008.
CoreNet Global members manage US $1.2 trillion in worldwide corporate assets consisting of owned and leased office, industrial and other space. With 7,000 members representing large corporations around the world, CoreNet Global ( operates in five global regions: Asia, Australia, EMEA, Latin America and North America.
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 1.3 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 $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,