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Parsippany, NJ.

Jones Lang LaSalle Bolsters Project and Development Expertise in New Jersey with Top New Hire

Industry Veteran Scott Lesh Will Serve as Market Lead


PARSIPPANY, N.J. Feb. 15, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Scott Lesh has been named the new leader of its New Jersey Project and Development Services (PDS) group.  Lesh brings more than 15 years of corporate real estate experience in managing corporate interiors, retail fit outs and mission critical data centers. In his career, he has overseen more than three million square feet of projects with capital budgets in excess of $1 billion. 
 
“Scott’s established relationships with numerous tenants and owners, and his in-depth market knowledge will help lead business development efforts in New Jersey,” said Jon Meisel, Tri-state Suburban Markets Director for Jones Lang LaSalle.  “In his new role, I’m confident those leadership qualities and his vast experience will translate to added value for our clients.”

The firm’s PDS group provides corporate and institutional clients with project management services from site due diligence and design to construction and relocation oversight and work with clients across a wide spectrum including the financial, insurance, healthcare, life sciences and high education sectors. 

“I am looking forward to expanding my role and directing Jones Lang LaSalle’s PDS team to an even greater level of excellence in client service,” said Lesh. “We aim to set the benchmark in New Jersey as the best-in-class provider of project and development management services to tenant and landlords.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey operations rank within the top three as a leader in brokerage, project management and investment sales in the State. Employing 525 of the region’s most respected industry experts, the firm offers Office and Industrial Brokerage, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Property Management, and Capital Markets services to its clients in New Jersey. The operations also serve as the local service provider for the firm’s global and national corporate clients that have a presence in New Jersey.
 
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 more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 185 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.