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Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Retail Solutions Expands into Canada

Firm Hires Bob Vrenjak in Toronto to serve international and domestic retail clients in Canada


Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Bob Vrenjak as Vice President of its Corporate Retail Solutions business to serve retail clients throughout Canada. Based in Toronto, Vrenjak will run the Canadian arm of the firm’s Corporate Retail Solutions (CRS) group. He will work with retailers to provide solutions from strategic and market planning, site selection/acquisition through to project and asset management and optimization.

Canadian-born Vrenjak brings 25 years of retail real estate experience in both Canada and the U.S. He joins from Country Style Food Services Inc. where he was Vice President of Development and prior to this he held a Vice President of Development post for Manchu Wok and Director of Store Planning for Toy R Us in Canada.  Vrenjak holds a bachelor of arts degree in Economics and a bachelor of science in computer science from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

“With Bob’s extensive experience and contacts, he was a natural fit to help grow our business across the border and meet our client demands in Canada,” said Joe Brady, Managing Director, Corporate Retail Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “It is the right time to move into the Canadian market as we are seeing a greater demand for retail services as market conditions have forced many retailers to outsource their real estate needs.”

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Retail Solutions, formerly Retail Outsourcing Services, is an outsourced real estate department for retailers, to manage both high growth new store rollouts and existing store portfolio management.

About Jones Lang LaSalle’s CRS group:
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Retail Solutions group is the leading full-service provider of outsourced real estate services for retailers.  The CRS group provides services including: concept, customer profiling, store criteria and profitability analysis, project management and store opening, facilities management, lease administration, renewal, portfolio management, development team planning and recruitment.

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 1.4 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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.