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JLL Elevates Robert Martin to International Director

Vice chairman Robert Martin recognized earlier this year as firm’s top broker nationwide

NEW YORK, October 24, 2016JLL Vice Chairman Robert Martin has been named as an international director, an internal designation that elevates him to the firm's most senior leadership level. Martin was acknowledged for his established record of excellent client work, contributions to JLL's growth, exceptional teamwork with colleagues, superior internal development of individuals and teams, and consistent demonstration of high ethical values and behavior.  

Martin was honored earlier this year with JLL's MVP Award, which recognized him as the firm's top broker nationwide for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Martin has ranked as one of JLL's top five producers in the United States. The MVP Award is based on a broker's individual annual production.

Martin, 55, has more than 30 years of experience in Manhattan commercial real estate and specializes in large, complex transactions for corporate tenants. He also has expertise in multi-market leasing and sales transactions throughout the United States; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

"Since joining JLL in 2010, Robert Martin has made major contributions to the firm," said Phil Palmer, executive managing director. "He continues to rank as one of the firm's top producing brokers, and we look forward to his efforts to build value for our clients and shareholders in the coming years."

One of Martin's most noteworthy efforts in 2015 was completing the relocation of Assured Guaranty from 31 West 52nd Street to 1633 Broadway, both owned by Paramount Group. As part of the transaction, he also negotiated a complex profit-sharing structure that allowed the insurance firm and the building owner to profit from Assured Guaranty's below-market lease at 31 West 52nd Street. The transaction was honored as a Best Lease by Commercial Property Executive as part of its 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Martin earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed sales person in the state of New York and an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,300 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2015, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 32.6 million square feet of lease transactions; arranged investment sales, notes, debt and equity transactions valued at more than $8.2 billion; managed projects valued at $7.8 billion; and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 141 million square feet.

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