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New York

Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Leading Manhattan Office Expert Robert Martin

NEW YORK, June 8, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York office has hired Robert Martin as a vice chairman with its New York City brokerage operations. He will provide executive oversight of the firm’s brokerage activities in New York City, and help drive growth in all of its service lines in the region. Martin will be based out of the firm's New York office and report to Peter Riguardi, president of Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York region.

Martin has 26 years of experience in Manhattan commercial real estate and specializes in large, sophisticated transactions for corporate tenants, building owners and investors. He also has expertise in multi-market leasing and sales transactions throughout the United States and Europe.

Throughout his career, Martin has completed more than 15 million square feet in transactions. In the past five years alone, he has arranged transactions that totaled more than 6 million square feet and were valued in excess of $3 billion.

“Robert Martin adds significant depth to our already market-leading position in Manhattan,” said Riguardi. “He has consistently been ranked as a top producing professional throughout his career and is a noted expert on the Manhattan real estate market.”

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Martin served as an executive vice president with CB Richard Ellis Inc. As one of its top-producing brokers, he was honored each year with the firm’s Colbert Coldwell Circle award, which recognizes the top 3 percent of the company’s brokers worldwide. In 2000, the firm named Martin as its No. 2 worldwide producer and the top broker at its Midtown Manhattan office. He was also named as one of its Top 10 worldwide producer in 2003 and 2008.

Previously, Martin worked at Grubb & Ellis, where he began his career in 1984 and eventually rose to the position of senior managing director. Martin was consistently named by the company as one of its top 20 worldwide producer. In 1991, he was recognized as its top worldwide producer.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed sales person in the state of New York and an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
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 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. In the New York area, Jones Lang LaSalle provides leasing and management services for nearly 45 million square feet of commercial real estate. For further information, please visit our Web site, For further information, please visit our Web site,