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Minneapolis, MN

Veteran Industrial Real Estate Professional Chris Hickok Named as Head of Jones Lang LaSalle Industrial Services Team in Minneapolis


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 17, 2010 — Christopher J. Hickok, one of the Twin Cities’ most experienced commercial real estate professionals, has been named as the head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Industrial Services Group in Minneapolis, the company announced today.

Hickok’s hiring is the latest in a series of moves by Jones Lang LaSalle aimed at growing the firm’s industrial platform in the Midwest.  He will focus on strengthening and developing key client relationships among industrial investors and occupiers in Minnesota while also working to grow the firm’s industrial team to support those efforts.

A 23-year veteran of the Twin Cities commercial real estate industry, Hickok, 46, joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Wayzata Properties, where he spent the last several years as director of brokerage and development. Previously, he spent 17 years leading the industrial team at NorthMarq Real Estate Services (previously United Properties) where he transformed a two-person department into the top-producing industrial brokerage group in Minnesota, expanding the operation from two to 16 professionals. During that same time, Hickok was one of the company’s top producers, overseeing industrial leasing, development, tenant representation, dispositions and acquisitions for a multitude of local and national clients. Prior to that, he was at Towle Real Estate in Minneapolis.

 “Chris Hickok is one of the Twin Cities’ most accomplished industrial real estate brokers and also has an outstanding track record of developing highly effective teams from the ground up,” said Keith Stauber, Regional Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Industrial Services Group in the Midwest. “We expect that Chris will repeat this success as a ‘player-coach’ at Jones Lang LaSalle as we continue to commit our resources to building a market-leading industrial group in Minnesota.” 

Jones Lang LaSalle has had a presence in Minneapolis for more than a decade and currently employs more than 200 professionals who provide services including tenant representation, facility management and project management.

“The addition of Chris Hickok to our team will allow us to dramatically expand the level of service that we provide to clients in the industrial space,” said Chris Rohrer, the head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Minneapolis office. “We are proud to welcome him to our team.”

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, www.joneslanglasalle.com.