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Jones Lang LaSalle Appoints Industry-Leading Expert to Steer Real Estate Investment Banking Platform in Florida

Denny St. Romain hired as Managing Director in Miami

MIAMI, July 20, 2010– As part of its continuing efforts to bolster its capital markets platform in strategic regions across the country, Jones Lang LaSalle announced today it has hired Denny St. Romain to steer its Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) business in Florida.  St. Romain joins as a Managing Director in the Miami office where he will work in conjunction with Managing Directors Jubeen Vaghefi and Jeff Morris to drive the expansion of the firm’s overall Capital Markets business in that region with a specific focus on investment sales in Florida.

“This spring, we made a serious pledge to grow and solidify our presence in strategic markets across the country, and attracting an industry-leading expert such as Denny is proof that we are committed to being the best in the business,” said Tom Melody, Executive Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and leader of the firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking practice.  “We expect his wide-ranging experience will create critical intersections between all of our Capital Markets business lines.”

Added Jubeen Vaghefi, Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and leader of the firm’s multifamily practice,  “Denny’s comprehensive and notable experience in acquisition, financing and investing, particularly within the multifamily sector, will definitely make the firm stand out amidst the competition.  As both a principal and third-party advisor, Denny holds considerable cache´ within this industry and our clients will be extremely well served by his expertise.”

St. Romain brings more than 16 years of diversified real estate experience and over $5 billion direct acquisition, financing and investing experience to Jones Lang LaSalle.  Most recently, he has served as President and one of the founding partners of, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor based in Miami, Florida focused on closed-end real estate funds.  In that capacity, St. Romain led in the formation of a joint venture with, a Washington D.C.-based multi-billion-dollar life insurance company.  In addition to many years with major commercial real estate firms, St. Romain also worked for the Mayor’s Office of Downtown Development in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Louisiana State University, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Miami in 2000.  He is registered and licensed with the NASD holding Series 7, Series 24 and Series 63 licenses and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and National Multihousing Council.  St. Romain also served in the United States Coast Guard.

About Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets

Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for its clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In the last three years, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed more than $143 billion transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises approximately 1,500 specialists, operating in 180 major markets worldwide.

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. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,