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Premier Office Broker Brad Wilson Joins Jones Lang LaSalle as Executive Vice President

Veteran broker bolsters Jones Lang LaSalle’s North Los Angeles and Westside presence


LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2009 –Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that commercial real estate veteran Brad Wilson has joined the company as Executive Vice President.  Mr. Wilson specializes in office leasing and sales in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and Westside markets. He is based in Jones Lang LaSalle’s North Los Angeles office that opened in the fall of 2008.
 
"Brad's exceptional relationships and experience, notably within the entertainment and academic sectors, greatly enhances our expanding presence in North Los Angeles and office capabilities in Greater Los Angeles," said Jim Lindvall, Managing Director in Jones Lang LaSalle's North Los Angeles office.
 
With over 24 years of real estate experience analyzing, structuring and negotiating well over $1 billion of transactions, Mr. Wilson’s previous experience includes four years as the Director and then Vice President of Real Estate for Universal Studios, where he managed their worldwide owned and occupied real estate portfolio assets, including 10 Universal City Plaza.
 
Mr. Wilson additionally worked closely with the Los Angeles Unified School District and in the negotiation and purchase of seven significant school sites totalling nearly 90 acres of land and over 250,000 square feet of buildings valued at well over $100 million.
 
Mr. Wilson has extensive transactional and consulting expertise in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions, land assemblages, landlord representation, tenant representation, financial analysis, site selection, market assessment, as well as portfolio and asset management. Recent notable transactions include representing Universal Music Group in their 200,000 square-foot lease in Universal City; Esterline/Mason Electric in their 100,000 square-foot lease in Sylmar; and The Tennis Channel in Santa Monica and Culver City leases totalling over 40,000 square feet. A partial list of clients include: AEG, Amgen, Aramark, BMG Music, Boston University, Dolby Laboratories, Panasonic, Polygram, Seagram, Texaco and Vivendi/Universal.
 
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Wilson was a Senior Vice President for Grubb & Ellis Company, where he was a Top Regional Producer, a member of the National President’s Council and the LA Regional Advisory Committee. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Marketing from San Diego State University.
 
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 2008 global revenue of $2.7 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 1.3 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 $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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