Jones Lang LaSalle Appoints Retail Leasing Specialist in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Feb. 14, 2012 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced that John Stevens joined the firm’s San Francisco office as Vice President, Leasing Specialist.  A 25-year veteran of commercial real estate, Stevens will focus on leasing space in the firm’s 12 million-square-foot, third-party retail portfolio on the West Coast.  Stevens brings a strong reputation for developing successful leasing and merchandising programs across many types of retail projects.

“Jones Lang LaSalle prides itself on providing world-class best in class service to clients and John’s depth of knowledge and experience brings exactly that to retail landlords along the West Coast and Hawaii.  John’s expertise and deep relationships with local and national retailers will enable us to provide quality merchandising solutions for current and future clients,” said Orange County-based Cynthia Murphy, Senior Vice President, Regional Leasing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle.

Stevens joins Jones Lang LaSalle from General Growth Properties (GGP) where, for more than 13 years, he leased some of the REIT’s largest and most productive properties in the Western United States, including San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria, Eastridge Mall in San Jose and Southland Mall in Hayward, Calif.  Stevens proved an integral member of the project team that expanded the world’s largest outdoor shopping center, Ala Moana Center in Hawaii, introducing the first Nordstrom and Apple stores to the market in 2008. Stevens has also held senior leasing positions with various other commercial real estate companies, including The Yarmouth Group and Homart Development.

Jones Lang LaSalle currently leases and manages Windward Mall and Kapalama Center on Oahu, Queen Kaahumanu Center on Maui and Kings’ Shops on the Big Island of Hawaii. In the Pacific Northwest, the firm currently leases and/or manages more than 30 retail centers, totaling nearly six million square-feet.

“The addition of John further enhances the firm’s retail market knowledge and expertise and contributes to the services we offer our clients on the West Coast,” said Elizabeth Hearle, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Pacific Northwest Region Market Director.  “We look forward to supporting our retail clientele with the leadership and talent John brings to the table.”

Stevens is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is involved with Team in Training, an organization dedicated to supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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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 2011 global revenue of $3.6 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 2.1 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 $47.7 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,

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