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JLL’s Harry Klaff Named Chair of Board of Directors for Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Commercial real estate industry veteran in Northern Virginia assumes helm of 90-year-old organization

TYSONS, VA, June 14, 2017 – JLL's Managing Director Harry Klaff was named today as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Formerly the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the preeminent business organization in Northern Virginia representing more than 500,000 local employees.

"I am honored to follow in the footsteps of so many great leaders who have propelled the Northern Virginia Chamber into the dynamic organization that it is today," Klaff remarked. "I will carry the baton with great pride and focus whole heartedly on the core issues our region faces. The Northern Virginia Chamber is the growth engine for Metropolitan Washington, DC and it will regain its place as one of the best places to do business in the nation."

Outgoing Chair, Jennifer Aument, General Manager of Transurban North America, announced Klaff's appointment at the annual Chair's Luncheon on Wednesday, June 14 in McLean, Virginia. Klaff is a thirty-year veteran tenant representation broker at JLL and has worked on more than $11 billion transactions in Northern Virginia throughout his career. Prior to his appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors, Klaff was a founding member of the Chamber's Innovation Awards, an event to recognize and celebrate the region's best and brightest in thought leadership, innovation and creativity.

In his new role as Chair of the Board, Klaff plans to steer and continue initiatives to further support the challenges and opportunities that face the region today: transportation, economic diversity and branding. "We changed our mission because our members wanted to have an organization that addresses these issues at the highest level," stated Klaff. "As we continue to grow and remain competitive, we need to listen, engage, advocate and promote. I am up for the challenge."

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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 the end of the first quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 78,000. As of March 31, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $58.0 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​