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New York

Deborah van der Heyden of Jones Lang LaSalle Honored With Humanitarian Award by St. Francis Food Pantries

Van der Heyden received award at annual Women of Valor Awards Tea on Aug. 5


NEW YORK, August 19, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced Deborah van der Heyden, managing director, with the company’s New York office was honored with an Humanitarian Award by the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. The organization bestowed the award at its annual Women of Valor Awards Tea on Aug. 5 in The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

The organization holds its annual Women of Valor Award Tea to benefit the Capuchin Food Pantries, an organization run by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters presents the Humanitarian Award to individuals who have consistently worked for the welfare of others and for social reform. Susan Boyle, managing partner, with HLW International also received the award.

“This organization puts a unique and heartfelt twist on providing services to hungry and homeless people throughout the area,” said van der Heyden. “It helps other pantries and shelters when they are short of supplies, and it offers very special social programs that connect children, seniors and families in need.”

Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, served as honorary chairperson and keynote speaker at the event, and Leslie Whatley, managing director, with Morgan Stanley was the guest of honor.

In addition, the organization presented its Clarisa Award to Carolyn Austin, attorney, with Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Debra Cole, director of business development, with Perkins&Will; Dolores Minardi, senior managing director, with Colliers International NY LLC; Elizabeth Muskat, former president, NYCREW; Rosetta Poltie, vice president of corporate services and real estate, with Goldman Sachs & Co.; and Denise Strong, director of facilities and office services, with A&E Television Networks.

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 tri-state area, Jones Lang LaSalle provides leasing and management services for more than 94 million square feet of commercial real estate on behalf of owners and occupiers in the region. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.