Jones Lang LaSalle selected by Sun Microsystems to provide services worldwide (INT)

Jones Lang LaSalle today announced it has been selected by Sun Microsystems, Inc. to deliver the full range of real estate services to manage office, lab and manufacturing facilities totaling approximately 17 million square feet in 44 countries worldwide.

Under the terms of the Sun Microsystems Global Integrated Facility Management agreement, Jones Lang LaSalle will provide facility management, occupancy planning and move management services, and will also be responsible for managing food service, office services and mailroom operations for Sun on a worldwide basis. This agreement supplements the existing Global Real Estate Services contract signed in November 2005, under which Jones Lang LaSalle provides transaction management, lease administration and project management services to Sun.

The assignment encompasses approximately 17 million square feet of owned and leased space in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Sun selected Jones Lang LaSalle after a comprehensive and competitive selection process that included major corporate real estate services firms.

The decision to expand our relationship with Jones Lang LaSalle is a major milestone in the reengineering of Sun's overall service delivery system and it will help us implement a best-in-class global facilities management platform, said David Raduziner, senior director of workplace resources, Sun Microsystems. Jones Lang LaSalles globally integrated service platform, deep real estate expertise and strong track record of success will enable Sun Microsystems to enhance our commitment to provide our employees around the world with a consistently high quality work environment.

Tom Bayne-Jardine, European Director in Jones Lang LaSalles regional headquarters in London, has been named the Global Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) for Sun Microsystems. Regional CRMs include James Lawford in London, Betsy McGregor in San Francisco and Bruce Davidson in Singapore.

Sun Microsystems is recognized for its focus on developing technology and data storage systems to enable a more mobile, flexible and productive workforce. This landmark strategic decision to work with Jones Lang LaSalle to establish a worldwide, fully integrated real estate service platform reinforces Suns position as one of the leading innovators in workplace solutions, said Mr. Bayne-Jardine. The opportunity to provide a comprehensive range of real estate services in every country where Sun has operations is very exciting for us. I am confident that this relationship will continue to be highly beneficial to both our firms and will help Sun enhance its competitive market position.

Source: JLL

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