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Jones Lang LaSalle Launches Debt Capital Markets Business

Specializing in origination of term, construction, bridge, high yield and mezzanine debt

TORONTO, December 10, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) (NYSE:JLL) announced today the introduction of new Canadian business line, Debt Capital Markets. The team includes seasoned industry veterans Amar Nijjar and Chad Gemmell. Based in the Toronto office, Nijjar will serve as Vice President and Practice Lead; Gemmell will serve as Director. The Debt Capital Markets team specializes in the origination of term, construction, bridge, high yield and mezzanine debt on all types of real estate properties throughout Canada.

“Amar and Chad bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Jones Lang LaSalle”, said Brett Miller, President of Jones Lang LaSalle Canada. “They are recognized in the industry for their insight and tenacity and we are looking forward to introducing their services to our clients across the country.”

The team has a strong history of finding real estate debt solutions.  They have evaluated over $10 billion of real estate debt investment proposals and has successfully funded over $2 billion of term and real estate debt across Canada.

Prior to joining JLL, Nijjar worked in several senior level debt origination roles at Canada’s large Financial Institutions like First National, CIBC, RBC and BMO. Nijjar holds an MBA degree from Schulich School of business, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.

The addition of the Debt Capital Markets division promotes the firm’s focus on Canada’s real estate investment market. Over the past year, the Capital Markets group has grown to include 10 new employees including real estate investment expert Lucy Fletcher in Vancouver and practiced national retail investment brokers Matthew Smith and Hugh O’Connell in Toronto.

Jones Lang LaSalle is Canada’s fastest growing commercial real estate firm. With Canadian headquarters based in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. 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 over 50 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. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit