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Jones Lang LaSalle Forms Strategic Alliance Partnership with WESCO International

WESCO to provide electrical, data communication, other MRO products and value-add solutions to Jones Lang LaSalle clients worldwide

CHICAGO, May 12, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that it has been selected by Pittsburgh-based WESCO International, a leading provider of electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, construction materials and advanced integrated supply procurement outsourcing services, as its strategic alliance partner to provide a broad range of real estate services across its 10.5 million-square-foot, 430-building worldwide portfolio. 

Among the services Jones Lang LaSalle will be providing WESCO are transaction management, lease administration, supply chain and logistics consulting, retail outsourcing services, energy management and audits, project and development services, capital markets and financial services. In addition, Jones Lang LaSalle will provide strategic consulting in areas such as portfolio analysis, business and economic incentives, mergers and acquisitions, and benchmarking.

Leading the Jones Lang LaSalle team on this assignment are Michael J. Burns, Managing Director of Corporate Solutions, and Trevor Ragsdale, Managing Director, Industrial Services/Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions. 

“Through our established and broad global platform, we will be incorporating best practices across a variety of business lines while providing the resources and expertise necessary to develop a strong, multi-faceted program for the benefit of our client,” Burns said.  “We are focused on operational excellence and will be partnering with WESCO to help them make informed and strategic real estate decisions.”

As a strategic supplier partner of Jones Lang LaSalle, WESCO will be providing electrical and maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) products across Jones Lang LaSalle’s broad client network, in addition to data communication and backroom electrical distribution and control systems.

 “The extensive Jones Lang LaSalle client network will benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of value-add solutions designed to help customers increase efficiencies, reduce costs, enhance workplace safety and achieve sustainability goals. It is through the implementation of these solutions that clients will realize immediate economies of scale and other efficiencies,” states Kevin Kerby, Vice President of Global Accounts and Marketing for WESCO. The program will provide Jones Lang LaSalle’s facility managers the ability to procure electrical and other MRO and construction products through a streamlined approach.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions Group is dedicated to the analysis, research and long-run implementation of strategic real estate solutions.  The team helps clients reduce risk, maximize returns and make quality property decisions while developing a framework that accommodates changes in business needs, assists in location selections and creates efficiencies.

About WESCO International

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose primary operating entity is WESCO Distribution, Inc. WESCO Distribution is a leading distributor of electrical construction products and electrical and industrial maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, and is the nation's largest provider of integrated supply services. 2009 annual sales were approximately $4.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 6,100 people, maintains relationships with over 17,000 suppliers, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Major markets include commercial and industrial firms, contractors, government agencies, educational institutions, telecommunications businesses and utilities. WESCO operates seven fully automated distribution centers and approximately 380 full-service branches in North America and select international markets, providing a local presence for area customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.
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,