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Jones Lang LaSalle Marks Year Four as a Global Outsourcing 100® Company
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals ranks Jones Lang LaSalle as one of the world's leading real estate outsourcing providers

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that it has been named as one of the world's top 100 outsourcing providers as part of the 2012 Global Outsourcing 100®, the annual ranking of high-quality service providers across all industries as determined by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). 

The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP.

"In today's economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing end users to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs," said IAOP Chairman Michael F. Corbett. "The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists are essential for companies who are looking for proven leaders and rising stars in the outsourcing industry."

"Because of the rigorous application and acute judging processes involved, The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors rankings not only help companies make better-informed purchasing decisions, they raise the bar for excellence in the industry," said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill.

"We are honored to receive this highly regarded distinction from IAOP as a top global outsourcing advisor for the fourth year in a row," said Tod Lickerman, CEO of Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle. "Workplace productivity is becoming increasingly important as a driver of corporate performance, and we're pleased that our integrated service platform continues to deliver results-driven corporate real estate solutions that increase productivity while reducing overall costs."

Recognition for Excellence in Outsourcing
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is in its seventh year of compiling its annual ranking of the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors – The Global Outsourcing 100. As part of The Global Outsourcing 100, IAOP also introduced a new list in 2009, The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors.

The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today's leaders, but tomorrow's rising stars.

The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is geared specifically to companies that are outstanding global outsourcing advisors and consultants. In addition to being part of The Global Outsourcing 100, the new list of advisors ranks the top consultant, legal and related advisory firms globally, and is a valuable reference tool for companies needing expert advice and guidance with their outsourcing projects.

The 2012 IAOP judging panel is led by IAOP managing director of thought leadership, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC. The panel includes:

  • Teresa Harris, COP, Global Partner Account Manager, Eastman Kodak Company
  • William Hefley, Ph.D., CDP, COP, Clinical Associate Professor, Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh, and Director, ITSqc, LLC.
  • Kurt Kohorst, COP, Vice President, Director of Service Engineering, Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation
  • Cheryl Seely, COP, Manager, Thomson Reuters
  • Rene Herlaar, COP - Vodafone The Netherlands
  • Gregory Dawson, Ph.D., COP, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.  

A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, Jones Lang LaSalle's Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of occupier services. This service delivery capability helps create new client relationships, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance productivity and profitability.

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About IAOP 
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.iaop.org.

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 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, www.joneslanglasalle.com.

SOURCE Jones Lang LaSalle

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