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Boston, MA.

Comverse Leases 86,000 SF at  Quannapowitt Parkway


BOSTON, February 4, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle announces that Comverse, Inc. has signed a renewal for 86,000 square feet of first class office/R&D space in Digital Realty Trust’s 100 and 200 Quannapowitt Parkway buildings in Wakefield, MA. Most of the space is in Building 200, a 2-story 210,000 square foot office and flex space facility currently being redeveloped to include 60,000 sf of raised floor state-of-the-art data center space. The space serves as Comverse’s US headquarters.

Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director Tamie Thompson and Senior Vice President Dan Cordeau negotiated the lease representing owner/developer Digital Realty Trust. Richards Barry Joyce & Partners represented Comverse.
 
Site of the former American Mutual Insurance Company, 100 & 200 Quannapowitt Parkway is a 387,000 square foot first class office and technology center directly on Route 128 overlooking Lake Quannapowitt. It combines modern, efficient office and flex space with maximum corporate exposure and direct access to Route 128. The two buildings offer spectacular views of the lake, mature woodlands, jogging trails, a cafeteria operated by ARAMARK, fitness center, men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, and a basketball court for employees. There is structured and surface parking on-site for 672 vehicles with a high ratio of 4 spaces per 1,000 square feet. The park is located within minutes of Route 93. Both the North Avenue and Route 129 entrances to the park have direct access to Route 128.
 
Building 200 was initially built as a landmark building with high corporate standards for American Mutual. It was repositioned and leased to Comverse when Building 100 was constructed.  Building 200 features a new lobby, and redundant power feeds.

Building 100, constructed in 1999, is a four-story 168,000 square foot  first class office building in a richly landscaped setting featuring a modern glass and precast Efis façade, quality finishes, and an atrium lobby with seating area.

“Our Quannapowitt Parkway buildings offer a unique combination of high-end office and advanced datacenter space, making the buildings an ideal location for corporate headquarters and critical IT infrastructure. We’re pleased that Comverse will call the property home for years to come,” said Brent Behman, Senior Vice President, Sales at Digital Realty Trust.
 
According to Tamie Thompson:  “We were thrilled to accommodate Comverse’s desire to consolidate its headquarters in 200 Quannapowitt and upgrade its space. The strength of ownership with Digital Realty Trust, the planned building renovations, location, views and amenities of 200 Quannapowitt Parkway made this building a logical choice for Comverse to renew their US headquarters.”
 
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.          
 
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. enables customers to deliver critical business applications by providing flexible, reliable and cost effective datacenter facilities.  Digital Realty Trust’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 96 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 16.8 million square feet as of December 9, 2010, including 2.3 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 28 markets throughout Europe, North America and Singapore.  For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.
 
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 $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.