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Mexico City

Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Major Expansion of Mexico Capital Markets

Alfredo Giorgana joins firm as Director of Valuations


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, Sept. 27, 2011 — In response to increasing client demand for strategic property analysis and valuations expertise throughout the region, Jones Lang LaSalle today announced a major expansion of the firm’s Capital Markets operations in Mexico with the addition of a dedicated eight-person valuations team.  The team will be lead by industry expert, Alfredo Giorgana. Giorgana will serve as the Director of Valuations, and work alongside Felix Sanchez, Director of Capital Markets for Jones Lang LaSalle Mexico to broaden the firm’s overall Capital Markets capabilities including a variety of valuation services across the region including single asset, specialty group and portfolio analysis.


“Jones Lang LaSalle maintains one of the largest and most experienced Capital Markets teams globally. Our expertise defining asset value and maximizing returns is well tested,” said Pedro Azcue, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Mexico. “Alfredo and his dedicated team will reinforce our Capital Markets platform in Mexico and enhance our service delivery model throughout Latin America.”


The valuations team includes: Hector Bonilla, Luis Angel Figueroa, Jose Gonzalez, Octavio Gonzalez, Emilia Martinez, Celia Miranda and Prospero Velazquez.


“As skilled property consultants, this multi-disciplinary team of eight valuations experts has a combined 48 years of commercial real estate experience,” said Sanchez. “Alfredo and his team will apply local market knowledge, advise on strategic Capital Markets transactions and support the overall ability of the firm to deliver reliable and timely valuations to our clients.”


Alfredo comes to Jones Lang LaSalle from Ingeniería y Avalúos, S.A. de C.V. He holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering from Universidad Autómoma de México, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Alfredo is an accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers and member of the Civil Engineering College of Mexico and the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives where he served as President of the National Technical Council during years 2009 & 2010.


Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Mexico for more than 28 years, with a regional headquarters office in Mexico City and additional offices in Monterrey and Tijuana. The firm’s service offerings in Mexico include: Consulting, Energy and Sustainability, Facility Management, Hotels, Industrial Services, Investment Management, Investment Sales and Acquisitions, Property Management, Resort and Development Consulting, Retail Services, Tenant and Landlord Representation and Valuation Advisory. Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 1,500 employees providing real expertise throughout Latin America including Mexico. Jones Lang LaSalle operates out of the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America including: Argentina, the Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.


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 $45.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.