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Landlord Representative Experts in Major Move to Expand Jones Lang LaSalle’s Montreal Client Service

Firm hires industry leaders Francischiello, Celli and Yannakis

MONTREAL, August 10, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has boosted its Montreal business with a major addition of Landlord Representation expertise.  The firm has appointed Max Francischiello as Senior Vice President who will lead the practice, Claudio Celli as Vice President and Maria Yannakis as Associate.  Based in Montreal, they will provide expert advice to the firm’s landlord clients.

“We have assembled a top team of experts and their collective market experience is essential to our growing business in Canada,” said Jim Becker, head of Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada.  “The Montreal market is important to our overall Canadian business and having these top performers on board will further serve our growing client base in the region.”

With more than 18 years of real estate experience, Max Francischiello is a seasoned expert in Landlord Representation.  He joins from Courtage Immobilier Asgaard Inc. which he co-founded with Claudio Celli.  Francischiello holds a bachelor of arts degree in urban planning from Montreal’s Concordia University. He also has a technical diploma in management construction and an MBA from the Universite de Quebec a Montreal.  He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Development Institute of Quebec (IDU) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

Claudio Celli brings more than eight years of landlord representation experience to Jones Lang LaSalle. A graduate of economics from Concordia University, he is an Affiliated Real Estate Agent and member of ICSC, IDU and BOMA.

Maria Yannakis has worked in the Montreal office leasing field for six years and has been involved in many high profile projects while at Courtage Immobilier Asgaard Inc.  She has a law degree from Universite de Montréal, holds an affiliated real estate license and is an active member of ICSC, BOMA, IDU and the Quebec Bar Association.

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for the past 10 years.  With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga and Montreal. The firm offers Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Capital Markets and Integrated Facilities Management Services to its clients in Canada.
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 1.6 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 approximately $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,