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Impact 360 Institute to hold grand opening for new facility on August 5

Leadership organization engaged JLL to oversee project management of new campus

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2017 – The Impact 360 Institute, a Christian worldview and leadership organization, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday at its Pine Mountain, Georgia campus, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Three years in the making, the new Impact 360 campus, 90 minutes south of Atlanta, will house between 50 and 60 undergraduate and graduate students beginning this September. These young men and women have chosen to wait a year before attending college – a gap year – and instead will invest nine months into biblical servant leadership training through Impact 360 Institute's Fellows experience.

JLL's Project and Development Services group has managed the project from conceptual design to delivery of the facility and has ensured that all aspects of the innovative higher-education campus met the needs and goals of the organization. Choate Construction Company is the general contractor and Credo Design Architects is the architect-of-record.

On Saturday, Impact 360 Institute will also formally launch a first of its kind, nationwide study on Generation Z Christians. Generation Z is the generation following Millennials, born between 1995 and 2012.

JLL Project Manager Troy Nixon said he joins the Impact 360 Institute in its enthusiasm for Saturday.

"We're very excited to see the fruits of many people's labor, and this vision come to life with the facilities being dedicated and unveiled," he said. "It's been a team effort from the beginning and we're thrilled the day is here.

"This project really is a meaningful one for us and we know that it will impact the lives of many for years to come."

Trudy Cathy White co-founded the program in 2006 alongside her husband, John W. White, III. During Saturday morning's ceremony, Impact 360 will dedicate the new Learning Center to Jeannette Cathy, White's mother and wife of Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy. Members of the Cathy Family, as well as city and county dignitaries, are expected to attend.

"We are very grateful for the life that my mother lived and her influence and impact on us personally. We are thrilled to be a channel of her influence into the lives of thousands of young people who will come in contact with Impact 360 Institute," said White.

Gap years have become increasing popular with today's high school graduates. Malia Obama famously took a gap year after graduating in 2016. She is enrolling in Harvard this fall.

Impact 360's new institutional campus includes a 36,000-square-foot academic/multi-purpose building, two 21,000-square-foot residence halls, a 3,500-square-foot facilities and maintenance building, parking for 150 spaces, recreational fields and a faculty cottage. The campus will ultimately accommodate between 80 and 100 students.

Impact 360 Institute's Fellows experience offers students college-level academic experience, with emphasis in biblical worldview studies, leadership training, international service, and discernment of God's call. Students are awarded 18-hours of university credit through Union University (Jackson, Tenn.) for successfully completing all requirements. The intense academic experience includes an international mission trip abroad. Impact 360 Institute also offers summer programming in leadership and biblical worldview for high school students. Impact 360 Institute is resourced by Lifeshape, Inc., a Christian organization founded by the John and Trudy Cathy White in 2003.

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 $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 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