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Award-Winning Swim School Makes a Splash with Entry to Houston Market

JLL’s retail experts represent Emler Swim School in Houston roll-out

HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2017 – Emler Swim School has retained JLL to facilitate a multiple location roll-out throughout the greater Houston area. The Dallas-based swim school recently signed leases for two Houston-area locations, the first in the city, a 7,697-square-foot space at Meyer Park, 9929 South Post Oak Boulevard, and a 5,500-square-foot space at Clear Lake Marketplace, at the corner of Clear Lake City Boulevard and El Dorado Boulevard.

Senior Vice President Mark Raines and Vice President Matt Parsons are leading the JLL team on this project.

"We have long had requests from Emler families and friends to open schools in Houston and we look forward to finally being able to say 'yes' to those requests," said Emler CEO Greg Laird, a Houston-native. "We consider Houston home, and we'd like our hometown to enjoy the Emler difference. We hope to grow in a big way in Houston."

Founded in 1975, Emler Swim School was the first business in the country to put a purpose-built teaching pool for children in a retail strip center. Today, Emler has 12 locations in Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Kansas. The swim school has a proven track record of teaching young children water safety and how to swim. Emler uses a proprietary, award-winning and copyrighted Swim Script© curriculum, which includes 20 consecutive levels of year-round instruction for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Emler regularly receives awards in each of its markets for being the best children's swim lessons and a best place to work.

Set to open in the summer of 2017, Emler's first Houston locations will feature the company's latest facility design. Emler plans to open additional locations in Houston over the next few years.

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit