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Jones Lang LaSalle Participates in Dragons Den-Style Debate at ULI

London, 22nd February 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle featured a prominent line-up at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 15th annual Europe conference held in Paris on 8 and 9 February 2011.  Commenting on the firm’s involvement, Shelley Frost, director Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “ULI Europe hosted prominent keynote speakers and delivered new perspectives on the economy for the property, investment and financial communities.” 

Shelley joined a ‘Dragons Den-style’ judging panel and selected  two European cities from a choice of ten when they pitched against each other as the best business location for an   American business school location in Europe and for a Japanese company's European HQ.  Commenting on the session, Shelley said: “It was a great session with some fantastic pitches given teams has such a short time to prepare after being given the briefs. We chose Hamburg and London respectively, and getting booed for the selection of the latter really made be feel like a real Dragon.”

Franz Jenowein, Sustainability Consulting director at Jones Lang LaSalle examined retrofitting to save money. Driven by continued tenant demand for green space, landlords are not only able to provide certified offices that fit the sustainability agenda of corporates. Savings derived from improved energy performance deliver value to their bottom line and provide attractive returns to building owners.  Rosemary Feenan, Global Research Programmes Director sat on the judge’s panel for the Young Leaders Forum on Future Cities.  Rosemary also moderated the session – ‘Around the World in 60 Minutes’.