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JLL Secures New Downtown Office Lease for Investment and Trust Services Company

HighGround Advisors signs lease at Comerica Bank Tower

DALLAS, February 21, 2017 – JLL announced today the successful negotiation of a new lease for HighGround Advisors. The locally-based investment and trust services company signed a 25,920-square-foot, Class A office lease and will relocate their corporate office to Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas, located at 1717 Main Street.

JLL Managing Director Brad Selner and Senior Vice President Brooke Armstrong negotiated the lease on behalf of the tenant. The landlord, M-M Properties, was represented by their company's Senior Vice President, Mike Silliman.

"The building and our new space are a great fit for our organization, aligning well with our new brand identity and core values," said Jeff Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of HighGround Advisors.

According to JLL Research, downtown Dallas has the highest volume of Class A office space in the metroplex with over 31 million square feet of product through Q4 2014.

About JLL

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