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Jones Lang LaSalle Strengthens Senior Leadership Team in Manchester

Manchester, 1st April 2010 - Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that it is strengthening its senior leadership team in Manchester, in order to position the business to best take advantage of recovering markets and the opportunities emerging within the region.  Jonathan Mills will now focus wholly on client investment business in the region, having led the Manchester office with great success over the last three years.  Peter Lees will become head of the regional office, working closely with North West Chairman, Bob Dyson.  Peter is a senior director and is a high profile figure in the North West market having led the regional Project & Development Services business within Jones Lang LaSalle for the last eight years.

Andrew Gould, Chief Executive Jones Lang LaSalle England, said: “We are immensely proud of our Manchester business.  Along with our Birmingham and Leeds businesses it delivers world class expertise into a key regional market.  In line with our priorities for the English business overall this year we plan to grow our market and strategic advisory capability in the region, focusing on our clients and winning market share.  To this end Jonathan has decided to take on a stronger day-to-day business role, focusing fully on client work, and along with Bob Dyson, Trevor Sloan and Tim Luckman forms a formidable markets team.  I am delighted that Peter has agreed to take on the head of office role; he is an outstanding leader with more than 25 years experience in the sector and in the North West and I have every confidence that our business in the region will become even stronger as a result of this reorganisation.”

Andrew continued: “Over his three year tenure Jonathan has made a significant contribution to our business in the North West, leading our Manchester team through a period of considerable market change, including our relocation into new offices at Chancery Place.  His decision to fully focus on his role as head of our National Investment team in the region will allow him to concentrate his energies on capitalising on the increasing opportunities for our investor clients as the wider economy continues to improve.”

Peter joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 1997 shortly after the Manchester office was established and has a strong track record of business management.  As well as his responsibilities leading the Project & Development Services team in English regional offices, he has been a key member of the senior director team in Manchester working closely with Jonathan Mills; Bob Dyson, Trevor Sloan (Director, National Office Agency) and Tim Luckman (Director Valuation Advisory).

Peter Lees added: “With a first class client base and a fantastic team of people who are advising on some of the region’s most prominent and prestigious instructions, I am looking forward to building on the current successes of the Manchester business and working with the teams to grow our market share and influence in the region as the markets continue to pick up.”
Notes to Editors:

Jones Lang LaSalle’s National Investment team in Manchester has been active on a number of high profile transactions the most recent of which is the £183.5million sale of Allied London’s 3 Hardman Street in Manchester - the largest ever single office building investment in the UK regions.  Jones Lang LaSalle topped the Property Data league tables for real estate investment transactions in the UK in 2009 and remains the number one investment agent in the UK year to date in 2010.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s agency teams are currently instructed on some of the most significant schemes in the North West including Belvedere, Chancery Place and Spinningfields in Manchester; Omega in Warrington and Kingsway in Rochdale.  It‘s North West Development team is also advising the Co-Operative Group on its 20-acre estate in Manchester on which its new 325,000 sq ft headquarters building will sit.