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St. Louis

Premier Industrial Broker John Langa Joins Jones Lang LaSalle

Veteran will spearhead the firm’s industrial launch in the St. Louis market


ST. LOUIS, MO, April 2, 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that 10-year commercial real estate veteran John Langa has joined the company as Vice President. Mr. Langa specializes in industrial brokerage in the Midwest, focusing primarily in St. Louis. The move bolsters Jones Lang LaSalle’s expanding presence in the Midwest, and launches the firm’s industrial expertise in St. Louis.
 
“With Jones Lang LaSalle’s growing industrial business nationally, we are thrilled to have him join our St. Louis team,” said Henry Voges, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle. “His public- private sector background enables him to support our clients across a broad spectrum of industrial requirements including permitting, project development and incentives procurement.”
 
Mr. Langa provides his in-depth market knowledge coupled with transaction, strategy and planning expertise and experience to represent individual users, large corporations and investments groups in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and marketing of buildings and land throughout the area. He has work with national and mid market privately held companies. 
 
“John is widely recognized, more importantly respected, in the St. Louis market and his unique perspective on the industrial sector will enable us to better serve our client’s needs,” said Kris Bjorson, Managing Director and Head of Midwest Industrial Services, Jones Lang LaSalle.
 
Mr. Langa joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Opus Northwest where he was a director of real estate development and had been with CB Richard Ellis as an industrial broker prior to that.  He has also served as the executive director for public economic agencies in Missouri and Florida.  His current affiliations include membership and service to the St. Louis Association of Realtors and the Board of Advisors at Pulaski Bank, as well as devoting time to community youth baseball and basketball programs as a manager and coach. Previously, he was affiliated with the Architectural Review Board for the City of Chesterfield, Missouri, and the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors in multiple cities. Mr. Langa holds a Master of Science degree in City and Regional Planning, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
 
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 2008 global revenue of $2.7 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 1.4 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 more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.