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JLL Hires Finance Veteran in Phoenix

Robert Kline joins as Managing Director

PHOENIX, Dec. 13, 2016 – In an effort to strengthen its already broad suite of finance capabilities, JLL today announced Robert Kline has joined the firm's Capital Markets team as a Managing Director in the Phoenix office. Kline will focus his efforts on a broad range of services including debt and equity, CMBS loans and foreign capital, partnering with Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond and leaders of the Capital Markets, Finance team, Executive Managing Directors Tom Fish, Tom Melody, and Mike Melody.

"We continue to build the Finance expertise within our Capital Markets platform," said Fish. "Robert rounds out an experienced and professional team in the Southwest, filling a vital role for us in Phoenix and bringing a successful national finance practice to our firm."   

Added Desmond, "Robert's vast client network and depth of experience across all aspects of real estate finance are an invaluable addition to our already robust platform in Phoenix. We continue to look to improve our clients' experience and grow our business with marquee hires such as this."

Kline brings nearly 35 years of commercial real estate experience to JLL. He previously worked at a global commercial real estate firm and has been directly involved in the disposition of $5.5 billion in assets, $9.7 billion in commercial property restructuring and has completed more than 600 note sales.

Kline holds a degree from University of Miami and, in 2010, was elected to the Urban Land Institute's Board of Governors.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2015 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $140 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm's Capital Markets team comprises more than 2,000 specialists, operating all over the globe. 

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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