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Melville, NY.

Jones Lang LaSalle Hires Seasoned Industrial Real Estate Professionals to Strengthen Client Services in Long Island


MELVILLE, NY, February 25, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has hired four seasoned real estate professionals who will be based out of the firm’s Long Island office. Reid Berch, Thomas DiMicelli and Douglas Omstrom will join the company as senior vice presidents and Joseph Lagano II will join as an associate. They will provide a wide range of industrial real estate services — including property sales, tenant representation and agency leasing — throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, and in Queens.
 


Pictured above in front, from left to right:  Douglas Omstrom, Senior Vice President, Raymond Ruiz, Executive Vice President and head of the Long Island office, and Thomas DiMicelli, Senior Vice President.
 
Pictured above in back, from left to right:  Reid Berch, Senior Vice President, and Joseph Lagano II, Associate.
 
“These are high-powered commercial real estate professionals who are highly regarded throughout Long Island,” said Raymond Ruiz, executive vice president and head of the firm’s Long Island office. “Their expertise and local knowledge will be crucial as Jones Lang LaSalle continues to expand its brokerage presence in the Queens and Long Island real estate markets.”

Jones Lang LaSalle recently nearly doubled the size of its Melville office, signing a new direct lease for 5,443 square feet of space at the 133,050-square-foot Melville Corporate Center III, 324 South Service Road. In April, the company will relocate to its new space from its existing location at Expressway II Center, 68 South Service Road 100.

Berch has more than 24 years of experience in sales and leasing in the Queens and Long Island commercial real estate markets. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and management information systems from Ramapo College. Berch is an member of the Commercial Industrial Broker Society of Long Island and an active member of the board of the fundraising committee of the Long Island chapter of the March of Dimes.

DiMicelli has more than 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, successfully negotiating hundreds of sale and lease transactions. In 1995, he was honored as Long Island’s “Broker of the Year” by the Commercial Industrial Broker Society and the Association for a Better Long Island.

Omstrom has more than 28 years of experience in the Long Island real estate market, successfully negotiating hundreds of sale and lease transactions for local, national, international and Fortune 500 companies. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The New York Institute
of Technology. Omstrom is a member and past president of the Commercial Industrial Broker Society and an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Lagano has more than eight years of experience in commercial real estate and has successfully negotiated more than 150 leases. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management from the New York Institute of Technology. Lagano is a member of Commercial Industrial Brokers Society and an active member of the March of Dimes.

Jones Lang LaSalle is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 1,600 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2009, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 21 million square feet in lease transactions, concluded property sales transactions valued at more than $1.75 billion, managed projects valued at more than $4 billion, and oversaw a property and facilities management portfolio of 76 million square feet.

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 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 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 1.8 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 $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.