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Hampton Roads, VA.

Jones Lang LaSalle Grows Hampton Roads Office

Maureen G. Rooks joins firm as Vice President; Casey J. O’Hearn joins as Associate


HAMPTON ROADS, VA, January 26, 2011–Jones Lang LaSalle announced the firm has made two strategic hires to strengthen its brokerage services in Hampton Roads. Maureen G. Rooks joins the firm as a Vice President and Casey J. O’Hearn joins as Associate. Rooks and O’Hearn both bring extensive experience in commercial real estate leasing, build-to-suit representation, investment sales and investment purchasing.  They have long-standing relationships with individuals and institutions in the medical industry, with large institutional schools and with established national, regional and local businesses. 

“Bringing Maureen and Casey on board boosts our expertise and services to clients in the Hampton Roads region,” said Charlie Polk, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “We added two exceptional professionals who bring the depth of knowledge and the experience necessary to grow our business in this part of Virginia and most importantly to offer superior service to our clients and customers.”

Rooks brings 15 years of commercial real estate experience to Jones Lang LaSalle with extensive knowledge of the Norfolk and Hampton Roads local real estate markets and sub-markets, including expertise in leasing office, retail and industrial space and in the disposition and acquisition of commercial properties. She has been responsible for a leasing and sales volume in excess of 1.4 million square feet over the last 5 years.

Rooks is a member of the Tidewater Association of Realtors, Hampton Roads Realtor Association and Commercial Real Estate Council member.  She sits on the advisory board of the ODU Center for Real Estate & Economic Development and is a charter member of Commercial Real Estate for Women.  She was recognized by the Commercial Real Estate Council, which presented her with a Silver Award in 2004, and Gold Awards in 2005 and 2006 and was recognized by the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE), which presented her with a Bronze Award in 2009.

O’Hearn has 6 years of experience in commercial real estate. Working from the Hampton Roads office located in Virginia Beach, he focuses on commercial office leasing and sales. 

O’Hearn has served on the board of the Commercial Real Estate Council of Hampton Roads and is a member of HRACRE.  He was recognized by the Commercial Real Estate Council, which presented him with a Bronze Award in 2006, and a Silver Award in 2007, and by HRACRE, which presented him with Silver Awards in 2009 and 2010.

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.