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Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Attains First Green Globes Professional Certification™ in Colorado

Connie O’Murray first in state to achieve status from Green Building Initiative


DENVER, April 26, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that one of its executives, Vice President and General Manager Connie O’Murray, has achieved the very first Green Globes Professional Certification™ in the state of Colorado.  Green Globes is an assessment tool developed by the Green Building Initiative for green building design, operation and management.  The Green Globes Professional™ designation recognizes proficiency in the Green Globes program and related green building activities, such as energy modeling, life cycle assessment and the Energy Star benchmarking tool.

“We are thrilled that Connie is the first in the state of Colorado to garner this remarkable achievement.  For more than two decades, she has shown a true commitment to the environment and her passion for sustainability is evident in every project she undertakes,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Market Director for Denver, Barry Dorfman.  “With dozens of employees currently undergoing the Green Globes Professional™ certification process, Jones Lang LaSalle is truly dedicated to being a leader in this environmentally progressive program.”

The Green Globes Professional (GGP) certification program is where candidates are trained and tested on their knowledge of Green Building and Management, the role of GGP’s, Assessors and Auditors, Green Globes Assessment Protocol for both new construction and existing buildings, the New Construction Certification Process and the continual improvement for Existing Buildings Certification Process.  Green Globes is considered an alternative to LEED® certification. 

A study by the University of Minnesota that compared LEED® with Green Globes, found that the systems were very similar.  LEED® was more rigorous, rigid and quantitative whereas Green Globes was also rigorous but more flexible and primarily focused on energy efficiency as a goal.

O’Murray most recently completed management of a multiple building project in downtown Denver which encompassed two full blocks of Class A and Class B office, retail, and parking facilities.  She is a leader in the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility team as well as a founder of the Jones Lang LaSalle national Green Lights program.  She attended the University of Colorado, is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker and has obtained the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) as well as the Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  In addition to her Green Globes Professional™ certification, she is also a LEED® Accredited Professional.  O’Murray is active in numerous professional associations, and is currently 2010 President-Elect for Denver Metro BOMA.
 
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.