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Baxter, Caplan, Cohen, and Latham Move to Jones Lang LaSalle to Lead New York Capital Markets Business

NEW YORK, May 6, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has announced that leading industry veterans Richard Baxter, Jon Caplan, Ron Cohen and Scott Latham will join the firm to lead its New York City Capital Markets business.
The foursome of Baxter, Caplan, Cohen and Latham are recognized as one of the most successful and highly regarded capital markets teams in the New York City real estate community.  Possessing more than a century of combined real estate capital markets experience, and an investment sales transaction track record exceeding $20 billion in the past 10 years alone, these industry leaders will build on their past success and expertise to expand Jones Lang LaSalle’s overall New York City capital markets effort, which includes investment sales, debt placement, recapitalization, note sales, and placement of rescue capital and joint venture equity capital.
“Attracting these key leaders to our firm will enable the aggressive growth of our New York City Capital Markets business. It also sends another significant message to the market that Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to building a pre-eminent Americas Capital Markets business,” said Jay Koster, President of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Americas Capital Markets business.
“The global reach of their relationships and their track record also provide an ideal connection point to our well-established Capital Markets businesses in EMEA and Asia Pacific. This move will further enhance Jones Lang LaSalle’s role in the flow of global real estate capital,” added Koster.
“Baxter, Caplan, Cohen and Latham are accomplished professionals who have been the drivers behind many of the city’s largest and most important real estate deals,” said Peter Riguardi, President of the New York Region for Jones Lang LaSalle.  “Integrating their capital markets expertise will provide a major boost to our client service offerings in New York as well as our overall Americas and global Capital Markets platforms.”
Baxter, Caplan, Cohen and Latham have specialized in the sale, acquisition, and capitalization of New York City real estate including trophy office, urban retail and multifamily properties, and  development opportunities.  A few notable transactions include: The Plaza Hotel, 666 Fifth Avenue, 388-390 Greenwich Street, The Seagram Building, The MetLife Building, Park Avenue Tower, 530 Park Avenue and the Barneys New York flagship on Madison Avenue.
About Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets
Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. Our in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for our clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In the last three years, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets completed more than $143 billion transactions globally. Our Capital Markets team comprises approximately 1,500 specialists, operating in 180 major markets worldwide.
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 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 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 approximately $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,