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Chicago, IL

Whole Foods Leases 36,000 SF for Midwest Regional HQ at 640 N. LaSalle


CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, has leased approximately 36,000 square feet of space at 640 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago where it will move its Midwest regional headquarters.

Melissa Rubenstein and Brian Atkinson of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the building’s owner, MAC Management Co., Inc., bringing the overall occupancy rate at the building to more than 88 percent. The seven-story building sits on one full city block between LaSalle, Ontario, Wells and Erie streets.

Jones Lang LaSalle has served as the exclusive leasing agent for the building since 2009. Spaces ranging in size from 1,100 to 17,000 square feet are available for lease.

Kevin Veon of Newmark Knight Frank represented Whole Foods in the transaction. The company is relocating its Midwest regional headquarters from a 24,000-square-foot space at 3241 N. Lincoln Avenue in the West Lakeview Neighborhood.

Whole Foods owns and operates 33 stores in its Midwest region including 17 in Illinois.
 
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.