Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that it has been selected by Microsoft Corporation as its preferred worldwide provider of real estate transaction and project management services. The new assignment, which excludes the companyâ€™s corporate headquarters in the greater Seattle area, covers approximately 8.0 million square feet of property in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Specifically, Jones Lang LaSalle will manage Microsoftâ€™s lease acquisitions, dispositions and renewals, as well as supervise the build-out of interior field office space. The firm will also provide integrated Account Management services to coordinate all worldwide activity.
â€œWe selected Jones Lang LaSalle because they were the only service provider that offered consistent integrated service delivery and a sophisticated information technology system to streamline Microsoftâ€™s real estate transaction and project management services worldwide,â€ said James Ableson, Manager of US and International Real Estate for Microsoft Corporation. â€œUtilizing the efficiencies of a single service provider will allow our Field Real Estate organization to operate at a more strategic level, to ensure we effectively translate the needs of our diverse business functions into the optimum real estate solutions for Microsoftâ€™s employees.â€
Thomas Wilkinson, International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, will assume responsibility for the assignment as Global Account Manager for Microsoft. A senior leadership team at Jones Lang LaSalle will support Mr. Wilkinson on an ongoing basis.
Jones Lang LaSalle Selected by Microsoft as Preferred Worldwide Real Estate Service Provider â€“ Add Oneâ€œWe are extremely pleased that Microsoft selected Jones Lang LaSalle as its preferred real estate service provider,â€ said Chris Peacock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. â€œWe look forward to providing Microsoft with our thought leadership, international market knowledge, expansive geographic coverage and access to other specialty services to help them maximize their long-term real estate objectives.â€
Jones Lang LaSalle is the worldâ€™s leading real estate services and investment management firm, operating across more than 100 markets on five continents. The company provides comprehensive integrated expertise, including management services, transaction services and investment management services on a local, regional and global level to owners, occupiers and investors. LaSalle Investment Management, the companyâ€™s investment management business, is one of the worldâ€™s largest and most diverse real estate investment management firms, with more than $22 billion of assets under management. Jones Lang LaSalle is also the industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 700 million square feet (65 million square meters) under management worldwide.
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(source: Jones Lang LaSalle)