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Atlanta

Jones Lang LaSalle Retail Gives 600-Man Hours of Volunteer Work to Park Pride

More than 200 executives volunteer at Gilliam and Reynolds Park in Atlanta


ATLANTA, March 29, 2010 — For the second year in a row, more than 200 Jones Lang LaSalle Retail executives from around the country came together to give back to the local Atlanta community.  The team welcomed spring by hiking up their shirt sleeves to work at Gilliam and Reynolds Park, just outside of downtown Atlanta. 

The 200+ executives joined forces with the City of Atlanta and Park Pride, a partner of the Atlanta Parks and Recreation Commission, to help with overall park maintenance work, specifically on the vegetable gardens which provide much needed fresh produce to the Atlanta Food Bank. 

The Jones Lang LaSalle team spent three hours at the parks building and mending fences, mulching trees, cleaning trails, trees and underbrush, as well as planting and watering trees, building gardens and planting vegetables.

“We received so much positive feedback from our employees and clients after last year’s volunteer day that we knew we had to do it again,” said Greg Maloney, CEO and President of Jones Lang LaSalle.  “Giving back to the community is a critical part of being a good corporate steward, and we want to lead by example in everything that we do.  Plus, it’s extremely rewarding to get your hands dirty, do hard work and know that the fruits of your labor went to a good cause.”

About Park Pride:

Park Pride, founded in 1989, is the only organization that works with communities all over Atlanta to improve their parks. Each year Park Pride coordinates more than 20,000 hours of volunteer work in Atlanta parks, develops new conceptual park plans for neighborhood parks and helps start many "Friends of the Park" groups. Park Pride is able to engage and serve the community by generating these Friends of the Park groups, which focus on advocacy efforts as well as promoting participation in Park Pride's Adopt-a-Park, Park Visioning, Volunteer, Fiscal Partners and Micro Grant programs. Park Pride continued to work with local organizations and community members to support the creation of the Atlanta BeltLine, which promises to create more than 1,000 acres of new parks and 33 miles of trails. The organization's annual Parks & Greenspace Conference serves as the signature event to create a world class park system in Atlanta.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle Retail:
As a third-party service provider, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail manages the largest retail portfolio in the country. The firm's 79 million-square-foot retail portfolio consists of more than 300 regional malls, strip centers, power centers, lifestyle centers, ground-up development projects, mixed-use centers, transportation terminals and over 6,000 retail ATM's and bank branches across 49 states. Globally, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has a retail portfolio of 252 million square feet of property under management and leasing, including more than 9,500 retail locations on four continents. Jones Lang LaSalle is the only global real estate services firm with a team of dedicated, full-time experts who deliver comprehensive and globally integrated services in Energy and Sustainability under one umbrella. The firm offers leading-edge, industry-unique technology, training and tools in energy and sustainability to maximize the benefits for its clients and the greater community. For more information on Jones Lang LaSalle Retail: www.jllretail.com.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.