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Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Jeff Weidenborner in New York

Weidenborner to drive integrated client-service delivery in tri-state region


NEW YORK, April 21, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Jeff Weidenborner as a managing director. He will be based out of its New York office and will be responsible for broadening the firm’s client base throughout the New York tri-state region by marketing Jones Lang LaSalle's wide platform of real estate occupancy services integrated with its brokerage capabilities. He reports to Ray Quartararo, international director and head of the company's New York tri-state area business development team.

Weidenborner, 40, has more than 12 years of experience in commercial real estate in the United States and China, and specializes in corporate services involving leasing and sales transactions, occupancy cost reduction strategies, industry benchmarking and portfolio optimization.

“Jeff Weidenborner has a proven background as an entrepreneur breaking new ground in real estate,” said Quartararo. “He will serve a key role in devising new strategies to further Jones Lang LaSalle’s growth across offices and business lines throughout the New York tri-state region.”

Previously, Weidenborner served as a managing director with Jones Lang LaSalle in China, where he established and managed the company’s Qingdao office. He was also a member of Jones Lang LaSalle's China Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Weidenborner was the founder of Sienna Commercial Qingdao Realty Advisors, the first foreign-owned commercial real estate consulting business in Qingdao. Jones Lang LaSalle acquired the company in 2007.

Earlier, Weidenborner served with Cushman & Wakefield in Beijing as an associate director, where he was in charge of tenant representation and managing key national account relationships. He provided Fortune 500 clients with strategic portfolio advisory services and transactional work on lease acquisitions, renewals, dispositions, consolidations and restructurings. Weidenborner also served as a director in a number of roles with United Systems Integrators Corp., now known as Johnson Controls Inc. Global Workplace Solutions, in Los Angeles.
 
Weidenborner received a bachelor’s degree in international relations, with an emphasis in Sino-U.S. relations, from Roanoke College. He is member of Coronet Global, where he earned the organization’s master of corporate real estate designation, and is a member of the New York chapter of the Asia Society. Weidenborner is also a CCIM Candidate.

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.
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