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Jones Lang LaSalle appoints Mike Walsh as Managing Director, Hospitality, Education and Healthcare Services

New position created to lead expansion of firm’s integrated real estate and project delivery solutions in growth sectors across Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, May 27, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Mike Walsh to the position of Managing Director, Hospitality, Education and Healthcare Services in Asia Pacific.

Mike will be responsible for extending Jones Lang LaSalle’s integrated real estate offering in the hospitality, education and healthcare sectors across the region, working closely with the leadership of the firm’s Hotels & Hospitality, Investor Services, Project and Development Services and Integrated Facilities Management teams.

Based in Singapore, the appointment sees Mike re-joining Jones Lang LaSalle, having previously spent seven years with the firm in Asia. With 22 years professional experience, 17 of which have been in Asia, Mike brings a strong track record in development management and project delivery to this new role. 
John Forrest, Global Director and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific said: “We have experienced strong growth in recent years, as hospitality and social infrastructure specialists capitalize on the increasing opportunities within Asia Pacific. With his extensive experience and market knowledge, Mike’s return to the firm is a significant step forward in opening up new areas of opportunity for our business and continuing to offer highly innovative solutions to our clients across the region.”
Mike Walsh said: “With Asia Pacific being one of the world’s hotspots for tourism growth, coupled with rapidly increasing demand for international education and healthcare facilities, this region presents unique opportunities for investors and operators in each sector to establish scale and long term growth strategies. Jones Lang LaSalle’s integrated platform is designed to respond to this market dynamic and support our clients across the full property life cycle, from investment strategies to specialist project delivery and facility management solutions.”

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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 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.

Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 25,100 employees operating in 76 offices in 14 countries across the region. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in nine Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012, in association with HSBC, and was named the number one real estate advisory firm in Asia Pacific in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2012.