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October 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM EDT
Presidential Election: Jones Lang LaSalle Launches 12-Day Countdown Series of Graphics to Educate and Inform the Business Community
Media invited to use infographics detailing issues impacting the economy and the election

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the United States presidential election just days away, businesses and consumers are looking for clear and concise information on issues impacting the economy. Commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle aims to raise national awareness of the issues on the docket and educate the business community on the impact the Nov. 6 election will have on the U.S. economy.  Beginning Oct. 23, the firm will be sharing daily, non-partisan, research-driven perspectives on factors impacting politics, business and the U.S. economy with a 12-day campaign of infographics that summarize a confluence of factors at stake in this election. The campaign will be shared with thousands of Jones Lang LaSalle clients to encourage the business community to participate in the vote.

WHAT:  A 12-day info graphic countdown of challenges and potential solutions influencing the election. For example: 

  • What's government policy's impact on economic growth?
  • What is sequestration, anyway?
  • Where does all of our tax money go?

Jones Lang LaSalle's infographics are detailed charts that creatively tie together the political universe, federal government dynamics and the firm's macro-view on challenges the country is facing with respect to our economic recovery.  The first six graphics detail select challenges and the following six provide potential solutions to other factors:  

Challenges

Solutions

Day 1: Oct. 23: Policy Decisions

Day 7: Oct. 30: Where the Money Goes

Day 2: Oct 24: Government Debt

Day 8: Oct. 31: Spending and Entitlement Reform

Day 3: Oct. 25: Economic Growth or Stability

Day 9: Nov. 1: Tax Reform

Day 4: Oct. 26:  Congressional Stalemate

Day 10: Nov. 2: Technology and Innovation Investment

Day 5: Oct. 27: Sequestration

Day 11: Nov. 3: Energy Investment

Day 6: Oct. 29: Spreading Success

Day 12: Nov. 5: Infrastructure & Manufacturing

WHO: Jones Lang LaSalle's U.S. research experts, widely recognized as thought leaders, have created a non-partisan detailed analysis on six challenges and six solutions relevant to the upcoming Presidential election.  Jones Lang LaSalle's government experts are available for media interviews:







John Sikaitis

Director of Americas Office Research Markets (click link above)

Joe Brennan

Managing Director, Government Investor Services

Kevin Wayer

Managing Director, Public Institutions


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WHEN: Jones Lang LaSalle's presidential election website is now live, so check back often. The firm will continue to post updates leading up to the election Oct. 23 to Nov. 6.

WHERE: Members of the media can download each of these info graphics on the firm's website or sign up to receive daily updates.  Join the conversation on twitter as Jones Lang LaSalle issues each of these graphics with the hashtag #jllcountdown.

Sign up to receive daily email updates from our campaign countdown from Oct. 23 – Nov. 6 or text COUNTDOWN to 41411 to receive the firm's daily countdown info graphic.

WHY:  In an effort to provide its clients with accurate, factual information regarding select issues that have relevance to the commercial real estate sector and the economy, Jones Lang LaSalle's national research team analyzed a number of important policy and economic trends.

The economic and fiscal challenges the country faces are not partisan, but are issues either candidate or party will face in the months and years ahead. Some of the fiscal and economic challenges today have not been caused by any one president or administration, but by each president and administration dating back to the 1960s. Over the past 50 years, government has moved from an enabler of the economy, markets and investment to, in many cases, a prohibitor of growth. The government over the past several decades is no longer able to invest for the longer term due to escalating spending and debt levels, and thus is compelled to solve shorter-term policy decisions in a reactionary manner.

In order to return the United States to a prosperous growth path forward, the country and government should develop solutions around entitlement, spending and tax reform and refocus the country's attention to investments in energy, technology, infrastructure and manufacturing for not only this generation, but for future generations as well.

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 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.

SOURCE Jones Lang LaSalle

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