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Lucy Carter of JLL Honored by Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

Carter to receive Peter L. DiCapua Distinguished Service Award at 2016 Empire Ball

NEW YORK, November 09, 2016 — JLL announced that Lucy Carter, senior vice president with JLL Project and Development Services, will be recognized by the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) as a Distinguished Service Honoree at its 2016 Empire Ball. She serves on the board of governors for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's Real Estate Division.

The 2016 Empire Ball will take place Wednesday, December 14, at The Grand Hyatt in New York. More than 1,000 attendees from metropolitan New York's real estate, business, social and celebrity circles are expected to attend the Empire Ball, which is held each year to raise funds to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute.

At the event, DRIF will present Carter with its Peter L. DiCapua Distinguished Service Award. In addition, Paul Amrich, vice chairman with CBRE Inc., will receive the Leadership Award; and Bert Rahm, vice president and general manager with Turner Construction Co., will accept the Camillo Ricordi Humanitarian Award.

"The Diabetes Research Institute is the driving force that allows foundation scientists to advance a cure for diabetes through innovative discoveries," said Carter. "The dedication and commitment of the real estate community to boost awareness about the disease and to raise millions of dollars at the annual Empire Ball to support the DRIF over the years is truly remarkable. I am proud to be a part of that effort and honored to receive the Peter DiCapua Distinguished Service award."

JLL has supported the DRIF for many years, beginning with Peter Riguardi, chairman and president of the firm's New York region, who was honored by the organization at its Empire Ball in 2000. Riguardi remains an active member of the DRIF, along with a number of real estate professionals with JLL's New York office. Edward Riguardi, Peter Riguardi's father, was the first person honored by the DRIF at its inaugural Empire Ball in the 1980s.

Prior to joining JLL, Carter was a senior associate and director of business development with architecture firm Ted Moudis Associates, where she was responsible for business development, introducing new workplace strategies, as well as strategic marketing and expansion efforts.

Carter earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley. She has served on the board of directors and is an active member of the New York chapter of CoreNet Global and Crew New York.

In addition to her efforts with the DRIF, Carter is actively involved with JLL's efforts to support the Tourette Syndrome Association as well as Special Olympics New York, and The St. Francis Food Pantries, which recognized her as its 2009 recipient of the Women of Valor Humanitarian Award.

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 the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation
The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that transplanted islet cells allow patients to live without the need for insulin therapy. Some study participants have maintained insulin independence for more than 10 years. The DRI is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing a DRI BioHub, a bioengineered "mini organ" that mimics the native pancreas. While various BioHub platforms are being tested in preclinical and clinical studies, the DRI is also developing strategies to eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs and reset the immune system to block autoimmunity. For more information, please visit, tweet @Diabetes_DRI or call 212-888-2217.

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.  JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 60,000.  On behalf of its clients, the company 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. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 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