CALGARY, Nov. 29, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle, a global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has opened a new office in Calgary and hired industry veteran Andrew MacLachlan to develop its business in the region. MacLachlan will join the firm as Executive Vice President and will provide advisory and transaction services to Jones Lang LaSalle’s clients in Alberta. The new Calgary office follows the Jones Lang LaSalle expansion into Vancouver in January this year.
“Calgary is a buoyant commercial real estate market and is essential for Jones Lang LaSalle,” said Jim Becker, President of Jones Lang LaSalle in Canada. “It was important to appoint an experienced and well known professional. Andrew is exactly the right person to grow and develop our business as well provide the best advice and services to our clients in the region.”
MacLachlan brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience with specialist knowledge of leasing and sales. He has held executive positions with commercial real estate firms in Calgary and Montreal including DTZ Barnicke. He joins Jones Lang LaSalle from UGL Equis.
“It is great to join a global firm which is growing in Canada,” said MacLachlan. “I am looking forward to developing the business across Alberta and working with a global suite of services that will truly meet our clients’ demands.”
MacLachlan is a licensed broker through the Real Estate Council of Alberta and is on the Board of Directors of the Ability Society, a non-profit that helps children and adults with special needs and seniors become active members of society. He is also a hockey enthusiast and a published author of the book, “Yes, We have hockey”.
Jones Lang LaSalle has operated in Canada for more than a decade. With its Canada headquarters in Toronto, the firm also operates in Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. Jones Lang LaSalle offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, mobile engineering services, corporate retail solutions and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada. Jones Lang LaSalle manages 31 million square feet of facilities across Canada.
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 $47.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com