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Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Alliance in Croatia

Partnership agreement signed with Croatian property consultants Viridis Edificium


Expo Real, Munich 6th October 2009 - Jones Lang LaSalle announced today the signature of an Alliance Partnership agreement with Croatian property consultants, Viridis Edificium. The agreement will cover multiple service lines including Capital Markets, Retail/Office/Industrial Agency and Valuation. The recently formed Viridis Edificium combines some of the best talent in the Croatian market and provides a professional and innovative approach to local and international clients.

John Duckworth, Managing Director Jones Lang LaSalle in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) commented: "I am delighted with this step into the Croatian and Balkans market. Whilst current interest in the region is relatively limited, we are convinced by the mid to long term prospects. Viridis Edificium is a company with a fresh approach led by energetic, talented people who best match the Jones Lang LaSalle culture in the region. We look forward to working together, providing high levels of service excellence to our clients and growing our market coverage into this part of Eastern Europe."

Renato Libric, Managing Director of Viridis Edificium commented: "Entering into an alliance with Jones Lang LaSalle is an important step for our company and a great privilege. By establishing a presence in Croatia and entering the Balkans region the market will finally benefit from healthy competition. I know that in alliance with Jones Lang LaSalle we will drive new standards in service quality. With our strong local presence and knowledge combined with Jones Lang LaSalle's international network and expertise, we are able to provide integrated services to meet our local and international client’s needs. As international clients increasingly enter this market, our aim is to become an automatic stepping off point for clients seeking highly quality advice and complete adherence to Jones Lang LaSalle's commitment to high ethical and business standards."

Lead members of the team in Croatia include:  
·         Renato Libric / Managing Director / Capital Markets
·         Javorin Marovic / Investment Sales and Acquisitions
·         Ira Skapin / Valuation and Market Research
·         Ana Mihalic / Agency Leasing and Consulting
 

Notes to editors
The agreement is effective October 5th and any queries should be addressed to John Duckworth (john.duckworth@eu.jll.com) or Renato Libric (renato@viridis-edificium.com)