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Jones Lang LaSalle Grows Orlando Business with Two Top Hires

Firm hires top brokers Yvonne Baker and Aaron Gray to serve clients in Orlando

ORLANDO, Oct. 13, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announces that Yvonne Baker and Aaron Gray are joining its Central Florida team as vice presidents.   Baker will lead the landlord leasing team while Gray will specialize in tenant representation.  They will be based in Orlando.

“Bringing Yvonne and Aaron on board will boost our expertise and service offering to clients in Orlando,” said Mark Stratman, Managing Director.  “We have added two seasoned professionals who will bring the depth of knowledge and the experience we need to grow our business in Central Florida.”

Baker brings 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Jones Lang LaSalle with specialized knowledge in landlord office leasing. She was responsible for a leasing volume in excess of $275 million and 2.2 million square feet over the last 15 years.  She joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Highwoods Properties. Baker is a licensed Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker and graduated with a BA/BS from the University of Central Florida.

Gray is an office tenant representative specialist bringing 10 years of experience to the team.  He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP). Gray has a bachelor’s of science in business entrepreneurship from Indiana University. He joins from Grubb & Ellis.

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, visit our website,