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Los Angeles, CA

Jones Lang LaSalle Adds Capital Markets Financing Expert in Orange County

Chris Casey joins as Managing Director to bolster real estate investment banking practice on West Coast


LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2011–Jones Lang LaSalle today announced a strategic new hire to its Capital Markets business in Southern California.  Chris Casey joins the firm as a Managing Director on the Real Estate Investment Banking team responsible for placing debt and equity for all property types.  Casey will be based in the Orange County office and facilitate financings throughout the western region of the United States, under the direction of Co-Executive Managing Directors Mike Melody, Tom Melody and Tom Fish.

"The addition of Chris as a senior member of our Capital Markets practice is a welcome one and will have an immediate impact on our client outreach,” said Mike Melody.  "Chris is a seasoned veteran with more than 25 years experience in the commercial real estate industry--from all sides of the transaction process.   His depth and expertise sourcing capital and structuring solutions will benefit our client base."

Added Jeff Ingham, Senior Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Orange County office, “We are seeing tremendous growth in southern California, with plans to add approximately 20 new hires to our Orange County office within the next year.  The addition of Chris to our team is key as we look to expand our client service delivery in this core market.”

Casey is a 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate business, both as an investment banker as well as a firm principal.  In 2009, Mr. Casey founded a boutique property brokerage and investment company named Trillium Realty Partners (TRP), which has completed more than $100 million in property sales and financings since its inception.  Prior to forming TRP, Mr. Casey was a Managing Director at a commercial real estate firm in Orange County where he arranged more than $6.5 billion in property sales, financings, and joint venture equity for a wide variety of institutional clients involving all property types throughout the United States.  Prior, Casey was a principal with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where he headed the Southwest regional office headquartered in Irvine, California.  He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned his master of science degree in real estate investment analysis. 

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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.