Jones Lang LaSalle was named the Consultant of the Year 2010, the highest and only recognition awarded to real estate service providers, at the 7th annual Commercial Real Estate Awards ceremony, held in Moscow on April 23rd, 2010. This is the fifth year running Jones Lang LaSalle has won this distinction, and the sixth time since 2004, when the awards ceremony was held for the first time. Jones Lang LaSalle is the only consulting company in Russia to have achieved this high recognition several years in a row.
Another outstanding nomination was The Deal of the Year with 3 nominees of which 2 were concluded with the support of Jones Lang LaSalle. The winner was Siemens Real Estate on the deal transacted at the end of 2009 when Siemens Real Estate acquired business center Legion II from the owner Legion Development. Additionally, "Best Office Building Class A" was won by White Square of AIG/Lincoln and "Best Industrial Complex" by PNK-Chekhov of PNK Group.
This year's ceremony, held in Moscow's Expocenter, was attended by more than 600 guests, including developers, managers of Russian and Foreign real estate companies, representatives of the Moscow City government and foreign and Russian investors.
The awards, launched by Commercial Real Estate magazine in 2003, recognize the best office, retail, industrial and hotel projects, as well as best developers and consultants, working in Moscow. The winners are determined by expert panels, consisting of real estate professionals from all property sectors.
Moscow Commercial Real Estate Awards 2010 marks the achievement of the previous year in commercial real estate. This unique event allows an objective evaluation of the market, its achievements and its perspectives and sets new standards for future growth.
Charles Boudet, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Russia and CIS said: "We are delighted to have received the "Consultant of the Year" award for the sixth time at the start of a new growth cycle for the entire real estate market. We continue to work with the best projects and clients in the industry and we heartily congratulate them with this community recognition. Personally I would like to thank every single employee of Jones Lang LaSalle Russia & CIS for their hard work, commitment and great deal of effort throughout the difficult time we all went through last year. This award is a clear reflection of the continued effort and dedication of all our people in support of our customers."