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Jones Lang LaSalle Moves into Ottawa with Leading Industry Player

Firm hires Jean Chalifour to lead brokerage platform in the National Capital Region

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle, a global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate has moved into the Ottawa market by hiring industry veteran Jean Chalifour to lead its brokerage services platform.  Chalifour will join the firm as Senior Vice President and will provide advisory and transaction services to Jones Lang LaSalle’s office user clients and he will also lead new business generation in the National Capital Region.

“Jones Lang LaSalle is growing its business in Canada and Ottawa is a very important strategic market for the firm and its clients,” said Jim Becker, head of Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada.  “Jean has the relevant experience, contacts and skill set that can help us deliver the right services to our growing client base in the region.”

Chalifour brings more than 20 years of corporate real estate experience including advisory work on lease restructuring and negotiations, head office relocations and site selection across numerous industries and property types.  He joins from DTZ Barnicke where he was Vice President of brokerage services.

Chalifour studied business administration at Laval University in Québec City.  He is a registered broker with the Real Estate Council of Ontario and is a Chartered Real Estate Agent with the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immoblier du Québec. Chalifour is Past-President of the Ottawa Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and is also a Member of the Committee.

This new hire follows the recent appointments of Landlord Representative experts Max Francischiello, Claudio Celli and Maria Yannakis based in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Montreal office and John Tanfield, a project management specialist in the firm’s Project and Development Services (PDS) team in Toronto.

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for the past 10 years.  With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal and Ottawa. The firm offers Tenant and Landlord Representation, Project and Development Services, Capital Markets, Mobile Engineering Services 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,