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Wolf & Company Leases 30,000 SF at 99 High Boston


BOSTON, December 1, 2010 — Wolf & Company, P.C., a certified public accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Boston and Springfield, MA, has signed a 30,000-square-foot lease on floors 21 and 22 of 99 High in Boston. The premier 730,000-square-foot first class office and retail tower owned by TIAA-CREF recently received the Building Owners and Managers Association of Boston Office Building of the Year Renovated Building Award.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director Bill Barrack and Executive Vice President Ben Heller represented TIAA-CREF in the transaction. McCall & Almy Executive Vice President Mary Lentz and Vice President Garrett Larivee represented the tenant. Jones Lang LaSalle is the exclusive leasing agent, construction manager, and property management agent for 99 High.
 
A far reaching capital improvements program was recently completed at 99 High. Lobby improvements in 2010 feature a new rear lit feature wall, improved detail lighting, furniture, custom flooring, and elevator modernization. Highlights of the exterior changes include: façade upgrades of the first two floors with Colonial Gold granite faced columns imported from India; new brass storefront finishes for ground-level retail and the second floor; new awnings highlighted by down lighting; replacement of the sidewalks along High Street; installation of up lighting around the second floor building perimeter; a new mirrored glass canopy; and iconic entrance with mirrored glass. All building systems have been completely updated.
 
“We have been serving New England for over 100 years, and our home office has always been located in Boston’s Financial District,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Dan DeVasto of Wolf & Company.  “99 High not only provides an outstanding location in the heart of downtown, but is also a leader in energy conservation through a series of recent renovations. 99 High’s owner and its management team are truly responsive and forward thinking, attributes that are consistent with our Firm’s culture.”
 
"We're excited that Jones Lang LaSalle attracted another premier tenant to our 99 High building," said Michael Farrell, Director, Real Estate Asset Management for TIAA-CREF." Our recent renovations produced a building that provides the highest quality for our tenants while also being environmentally friendly."
 
The Jones Lang LaSalle management team is comprised of Senior Vice President Dan Ozelius and Vice President Bruce Clifford. Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director Mark David oversees all construction activities. The Construction Manager is Barrie Ferraro.
 
99 High is currently 85% leased. Other tenants include: Adams Harkness, FINRA, Marsh & McClennan, Hancock Natural Resources, Murtha Cullina LLP, Chartis, and PNC. Jones Lang LaSalle has completed over 350,000 square feet of leasing in the building in the last six years.
 
According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Heller: “Wolf & Company appreciates TIAA-CREF’s investment in the building, attention to detail, and energy saving measures that now make it virtually a new building inside and out.”
 
Located a block from the harbour and Post Office Square in the city’s Financial District, 99 High is adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway with direct access to the Mass Pike and I-93. It is two blocks from South Station, the MBTA and commuter rail lines serving the south markets with AMTRAK connections to New York and Washington, DC.
 
About Wolf & Company

Wolf & Company, P.C. (http://www.wolfandco.com) is a regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm, with offices in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts and Albany, New York.  The Firm employs over 175 professionals providing audit, tax, IT assurance & security, regulatory compliance, internal audit, and business consulting services. Wolf's clients include privately-held and publicly-traded businesses and high net worth individuals.  The Firm is registered with and inspected by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and is a member of PKF North America, an association of legally independent firms.
 
About TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF (www.tiaa-cref.org) is a national financial services organization with $434 billion in combined assets under management (as of 9/30/10) and provides retirement services to the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.
 
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, www.joneslanglasalle.com.