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Jones Lang LaSalle Grows Investment Sales Practice in Philadelphia

Douglas Rodio and James Galbally join as Vice Presidents

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2010–Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the firm has made two strategic hires to strengthen its investment sales practice in Philadelphia.  Douglas Rodio and James Galbally join the firm as Vice Presidents, specializing in the sale of investment properties and distressed assets for private and institutional clients, developers, lenders and special servicers, as well as providing advisory services for corporate clients.

"We are seeing dramatically increased activity in all sectors of our business, including office, retail, industrial and multi-family,” said Jerome Kranzel, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Investment Sales.  “The addition of Doug and Jim to our practice will give our clients a distinct advantage as we navigate our way out of this recession and into a stable marketplace.”

Rodio brings more than seven years of experience within the commercial real estate industry to the firm, responsible for more than $500 million in transactions.  He attended Penn State University where he was a member of the varsity baseball team.  He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), as well as NAIOP Emerging Leaders Group, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the ULI Young Leaders Group.

Galbally brings more than five years of experience in commercial real estate to the firm, responsible for more than $250 million in transactions over the past two years.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and his MBA in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.  He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), ULI, and the Tri-State Commercial Board of Realtors.

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 $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,