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Jones Lang LaSalle Joins Roosevelt University in Groundbreaking Ceremony for 32-Story Vertical Campus

CHICAGO, April 22, 2010 — On April 17th, Jones Lang LaSalle joined Roosevelt University in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 32-story vertical campus located at Wabash Avenue and Congress Parkway in Chicago’s South Loop. Jones Lang LaSalle will serve as the project manager for the campus.

Political dignitaries, including Mayor Richard M. Daley, joined Jones Lang LaSalle and Roosevelt University’s leadership team and staff to celebrate not only the groundbreaking for the project but also the 65th anniversary of the university.

 Designed by VOA Architects in Chicago, the new building at 425 S. Wabash will have spaces for classrooms, lecture halls, state-of-the-art science labs, conference rooms, a dining center, a student recreation center, residences for more than 600 students, offices and space for the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration. 

The University’s new vertical campus will be the first of its kind to feature academic, administrative and student housing functions all under one roof. The new glass-and-steel tower also will be noteworthy as an adjacent counterpart to Roosevelt’s historic, landmark Auditorium Building, and there will be four connecting points between the two structures. The project also will pursue LEED certification, with features such as a green roof, recycled and sustainable building materials, energy and water efficiencies and attention to indoor environmental quality.
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,