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Jones Lang LaSalle Wins 625,000 SF Leasing Contract at AeroCentre, Mississauga

Firm to lease Mississauga’s premier office complex by Pearson International Airport

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012  —  Jones Lang LaSalle was today named exclusive leasing agent for AeroCentre, a 20-acre complex comprising six office buildings totalling approximately 625,000 square feet. The office park located at Explorer Drive in Mississauga is just off Highway 401 and minutes from Pearson International Airport.  It is home to blue chip corporations such as Nokia Siemens, Target Canada, Ricoh, Acer and PepsiCo.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Scott Watson and Michael Case, LEED AP will lead leasing efforts in conjunction with Menkes, as the property manager. HOOPP, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, owns the complex.

“AeroCentre is one of the country’s leading office parks and is perfectly located just outside Toronto and close to the country’s largest international airport,” said Scott Watson, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “The complex offers tenants the very best location and labour pool and for employees, as well as first class amenities.”

AeroCentre provides a daily shuttle bus service for its tenant’s employees between Kipling Subway Station and the complex as well as car parking facilities, a brand new first class fitness centre, conference facilities and a deli. The site has won various accolades for sustainability including the 2008-2011 BOMA Building Excellence award and 2010/2011 Ontario Waste Minimization Platinum award.  The LEED Gold AeroCentre V was also the winner of the 2010 NAIOP REX Award for Green Building of the Year.

HOOPP, a defined benefit pension plan serving 260,000 working and retired Ontario healthcare workers, has approximately $36 billion in assets, including a $5 billion real estate portfolio. “AeroCentre, along with our other existing and planned developments in Mississauga, demonstrate our commitment to constructing healthy buildings,” says Lisa Lafave, HOOPP’s Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate. “High-quality, environmentally-friendly office buildings are very attractive to tenants – and the steady income they provide is perfectly suited for HOOPP’s objective of paying pensions.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade.  With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, mobile engineering services, corporate retail solutions and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages 31 million square feet of facilities across 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 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 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 $47.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,