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Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Open-Air Retail Division with Industry Veteran Steve Yenser

ATLANTA, July 29, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Steve Yenser as Executive Vice President, Director of Open-Air in its Retail division.  Based in Atlanta, Yenser will be responsible for growing the firm’s open air and lifestyle practice and servicing existing clients in key markets. Jones Lang LaSalle began servicing the Open-Air retail sector in 2007.  Today, the firm manages 93 open-air properties totalling more than 11 million square feet of space.  The Retail division’s total portfolio includes 84 million square feet in the Americas and nearly 265 million square feet worldwide. 

“Steve’s expertise and expansive experience in the retail sector makes him the ideal executive to enhance our open-air service offering.  His addition enables us to serve our current clients and grow into new markets,” said Greg Maloney, CEO and President, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail.  “Not only does Steve fit in culturally with Jones Lang LaSalle but his experience and reputation in all aspects of retail real estate including development, leasing and management enables him to build talented teams and implement best practices that will immediately benefit our clients.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Open Air division operates in key regions throughout the United States including the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and specific states such as California, Florida, New Jersey and New York.  In the past three years, clients such as Panattoni, RREEF and GGP have hired Jones Lang LaSalle to lease and/or manage their retail portfolios.

A 25 year veteran, Yenser joins JLL following an eight year tenure at Cousins Properties where he most recently ran the firm’s retail practice.  Prior to this, he worked for nearly two decades with General Growth Properties in various positions including asset management, leasing and management.

As the leading retail service provider, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail manages the largest third-party retail portfolio in the country.  The firm's 94 million-square-foot retail portfolio consists of more than 300 regional malls, strip centers, power centers, lifestyle centers, ground-up development projects, mixed-use centers, transportation terminals and over 6,000 retail ATM's and bank branches across 50 states. Globally, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has a retail portfolio of 275 million square feet of property under management and leasing, including more than 9,500 retail locations on four continents. Jones Lang LaSalle is the only global real estate services firm with a team of dedicated, full-time experts who deliver comprehensive and globally integrated services in Energy and Sustainability under one umbrella. The firm offers leading-edge, industry-unique technology, training and tools in energy and sustainability to maximize the benefits for its clients and the greater community. For more information on Jones Lang LaSalle Retail, visit
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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. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,