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Jones Lang LaSalle recognised as a market leader for its sustainable real estate advice

According to new report from independent analyst firm

London, 15th February 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle has been recognised as a market leader in its services and approach to clients who seek sustainability solutions according to a new to report, released today, from independent analyst firm Verdantix.
The Verdantix report, Green Quadrant® Sustainable Real Estate Advisors, is based on in-depth interviews with an independent panel of 15 senior leaders across the real estate investment, development and tenant communities within the UK. Its in-depth study compared 17 of the UK’s real estate advisers on 44 sustainability criteria including their provision of sustainability services in brokerage and agency, corporate finance, valuation, planning and development, design and build, project management, facilities management and corporate real estate.
Underscoring Jones Lang LaSalle Upstream Sustainability Services credentials in delivering sustainability advisory services to its clients the independent panel results showed that 60% of respondents were certain or likely to mandate Jones Lang LaSalle to advise them on the sustainability aspects of real estate projects over the next 18 months.  Furthermore when asked which real estate adviser came to mind first when respondents heard the words energy and climate change, 60% of the customer panel chose Jones Lang LaSalle [Verdantix, Green Quadrant Sustainable Real Estate Advisors, 2011].
“Jones Lang LaSalle stands out amongst leading firms in terms of services and approach,” commented Verdantix industry analyst and author of the report, Ray Crowley.
Julie Hirigoyen, Lead Director, Upstream Sustainability Services, added: “To be recognised amongst our peers as a market leader is a powerful endorsement of the efforts that have been made within Jones Lang LaSalle to integrate sustainability across key business lines, as well as continuing the legacy of the Upstream team.

In line with our Global Sustainability Commitment, we have made a significant investment in training and recruitment to ensure that as a firm, we are able to meet the growing demands of the green economy since we view the increase in sustainability issues as an opportunity to develop and provide new services. We are especially proud of the work which we are doing to evaluate the impact of sustainability factors on property valuations, as well as advising on low carbon retrofits and green building acquisitions.”