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JLL Expands Project and Development Services Team with Addition of Industry Expert 

Walter Lovell brings three decades of experience to firm

KANSAS CITY, December 12, 2016 – JLL announced the appointment of Walter Lovell to Vice President – Project and Development Services for the Kansas City office.  Lovell will manage the design and construction of real estate projects leveraging JLL's global platform and project management processes to help achieve speed to market.  He will be a part of JLL's Project and Development team led by Byron Edgmon, Managing Director Project & Development Services and the Kansas City office led by Kevin Wilkerson, Managing Regional Director.

"During the last 30 years, Lovell has established an impressive track record of leadership and has led the construction and development at major U.S. corporations, architectural engineering firms, project management consultants and general contractors," said Wilkerson. "His experience will enable JLL to effectively manage new ground up projects as well as corporate office fit-out and move management, rollout of multiple retail sites and construction of industrial projects."

Lovell previously served as Vice President of Development for Main Event Entertainment in Plano, Texas. Prior to Main Event he served as Vice President of Construction for AMC Theatres, Director of U.S. Construction for Applebee's International, Inc., Vice President of CCL Construction Consultants and Construction Manager at J.E. Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City.  Lovell began his career working for architectural engineering firms Burns & McDonnell and Warren & Van Praag. He has served as a guest speaker at seminars and conferences on construction project management throughout the United States, and has taught courses at the University of Missouri Engineering Extension and the University of Kansas Architectural Engineering Department. 

Lovell has an MBA from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. 

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