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Jones Lang LaSalle Adds Workplace Sustainability Expert to Canadian Leadership Team

Barbara Ciesla joins Jones Lang LaSalle to help Canadian companies achieve return on investments in workplace strategies 

TORONTO, May 15., 2013 — As Canadian companies continue to see triple bottom line results from workplace strategies, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced today it is adding workplace sustainability expert Barbara Ciesla to its Canadian team. Based in Toronto, Ciesla will serve as Senior Vice President of Occupier Strategies and Solutions, advising Canadian landlords and tenants on sustainability initiatives and workplace productivity.

“Barbara brings a unique skillset and specialist knowledge to a growing part of the real estate sector,” said Brett Miller, President of JLL Canada. “Adding Barbara to our team will ensure our clients continue to see dramatic results from workplace strategies focused on sustainability and productivity.”
Ciesla has 18 years of experience in creating innovative workplace solutions that support business objectives tied to environmental and human capital goals. Her most recent work has been focused on working with building occupants to facilitate the adoption of behaviors that support organizational sustainability goals. 

By combining her understanding of a tenant’s organizational needs, building operations and behavioral science, she developed an industry leading and award-winning program for occupant engagement.  She will continue this work with JLL with her new role in advising corporate tenants and landlords on sustainable operating practices. Additionally, Ciesla will lead the deployment of JLL’s proprietary workplace strategy tool, an integrated process to help corporate tenants maximize the return on their real estate investments through sustainability, productivity and engagement.

Prior to joining JLL, Ciesla gained extensive experience in sustainability and design at global firms Perkins + Will and HOK.  She is a registered Interior Designer, a LEED® Accredited Professional and a member of ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario), IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) and NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). She holds a diploma in Interior Design from Humber College.

Ciesla’s role at JLL is part of the firm’s dedication to assist a wide range of corporate occupiers in managing the cost, performance and efficiency of the real estate they own and lease across an individual market, region, country or worldwide. The firm forms dedicated teams of multi-disciplined professionals collaborating across geographies in order to give clients seamless service and efficiency.

Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade. Based in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages 32 million square feet of facilities across Canada.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit