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Chicago, IL

International Housewares Association Renews 12,000 SF lease in Rosemont

Transaction highlights Jones Lang LaSalle’s expertise in advising non-profit groups

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2010 —Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that the International Housewares Association has signed a long-term extension of its lease for 12,137 square feet of space at 6400 Shafer Court in Rosemont.

Gregg Raus and Mark Kolar of Jones Lang LaSalle completed the transaction on behalf of the association, one of roughly 20 non-profit groups the firm has represented in the Chicago area during the last two years alone.

The International Housewares Association, which has been a tenant at 6400 Shafer since 1982, is the 72-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounts for more than $300 billion in sales worldwide annually. The not-for-profit, full-service group offers its 1,700 member companies a wide range of services and sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home, the International Home + Housewares Show.

The seven-story, 172,000-square-foot 6400 Shafer building is located along the north side of Higgins Road just east of Interstate-294. Jim Weber of ACG Management represented the building owners in the transaction.
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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,