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Chicago, IL.

Jones Lang LaSalle Enhances Strategic Consulting Leadership Team with Tenured Real Estate Executive

Russ Howell joins the firm’s Corporate Solutions practice with a strong focus on bringing smart growth and productivity strategies to occupiers


CHICAGO, March 28, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that tenured real estate expert Russ Howell has joined the firm as Managing Director on the Strategic Consulting team in the firm’s Corporate Solutions business.   In his new role, Howell will focus on enhancing Jones Lang LaSalle’s sophisticated suite of strategic solutions for the firm’s rapidly expanding occupier client base.
 
Howell will be based out of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Seattle’s office, reporting to Kenneth Rudy, International Director and head of the U.S. Strategic Consulting Group.

“As companies emerge from the global financial crisis with improving profitability and a new focus on smart growth and productivity, they are once again prioritizing real estate projects that enhance their ability to improve enterprise value,” said Rudy. “Russ is a key element in our continued commitment to build a Strategic Consulting team that develops leading-edge solutions for our clients as they take the next step in optimizing their real estate portfolios to increase productivity of their space and their workforce.” 
 
With more than 28 years of experience in corporate real estate and real estate investment banking, Howell has successfully executed strategic consulting and management assignments valued at more than $4.5 billion. His career includes prominent executive positions within the real estate departments of J.P. Morgan & Co. and IBM Corporation. 
 
Howell joins Jones Lang LaSalle from Johnson Controls where he served as Senior Vice President and Practice Leader of Portfolio Strategy within the Americas region. In this role, Howell led the development and implementation of portfolio and headquarters strategies, including business unit and city master plans, for Fortune 500 clients throughout the United States and overseas. 
 
Building on his expertise within the financial services sector, Howell will have a strong focus on enhancing the Strategic Consulting Portfolio Planning and Financial Strategy practice at Jones Lang LaSalle, with a particular focus in the firm’s West Coast markets.

“Corporations today have a multitude of challenges and opportunities to contend with as they face a landscape of ambiguity and growing marketplace complexity, and I look forward to developing new products and strategies that keep our clients on the leading-edge of profit-enhancing corporate occupancy solutions,” said Howell. 

Howell holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Princeton University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Columbia University. He is an active member of CoreNet Global, currently leading the Value Creation and Capital Optimization Task Force within the organization’s Strategy and Portfolio Planning Community.
 
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.
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