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NAIOP Chicago to Honor Jones Lang LaSalle’s Len Caldeira with 2010 Award for Excellence

Prestigious award celebrates 40-year career in commercial real estate

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2010 — NAIOP Chicago, the commercial real estate development association, has named J. Leonard Caldeira of Jones Lang LaSalle as the recipient of the group’s 2010 Award for Excellence, recognizing his lifetime of achievement in the commercial real estate industry.

The award will be presented to Caldeira at NAIOP Chicago’s Awards for Excellence celebration on Nov. 18, 2010 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.

“Len has contributed so much to NAIOP Chicago over the years so we are pleased to be publicly recognizing him for his commitment to our chapter and involvement in the real estate industry,” said Daniel Queenan the 2010 NAIOP Chicago President. 

Caldeira is a Managing Director within Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chicago industrial team and heads its land services group. He began his career in commercial real estate in the 1970s and, in 1976, started a 23-year career at LaSalle Partners. He left the firm in 1999 for a brief stint as senior managing director and branch manager of Cushman & Wakefield’s Rosemont office before moving over to Staubach in 2001. The company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008.

He is a past president of NAIOP Chicago and was a long-time board member. He also served as master of ceremonies for the annual Awards for Excellence event for many years.  

"Len is truly one of the ‘classic’ members of Chicago's real estate family,” said Steve Stratton, Regional Managing Director for Jones Lang LaSalle. “He embodies both an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of fair play. Not many have gone the full circle from LaSalle Partners and back to Jones Lang LaSalle. He left with a smile and returned with a smile … that's Len." 

The Award for Excellence recognizes individuals for their service to the community, professionalism, integrity, leadership, service to NAIOP and longevity and success in the industry. Past recipients include James Dieter (2009); Johns S. Gates (2005); William A. Alter (2004); Allan J. Hamilton (2003); and James A. McShane (2002).

The NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence, now in its 23rd year, recognizes outstanding achievement in industrial and office real estate in the Chicago area. The event now ranks as one of the premier annual real estate awards programs in the greater Chicago area. 

To purchase a table or individual tickets for the 2010 Awards for Excellence, please contact NAIOP Chicago at 773.472.3072. 

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP advocates for responsible commercial real estate development and effective public policy. Founded in 1967, NAIOP is comprised of more than 15,000+ members and provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation. NAIOP's sister organization, the NAIOP Research Foundation, is one of the industry's leading think tanks dedicated to conducting research assessing the trends, economic viability and needs of the built environment. For more information, visit
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 $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,