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St. Petersburg - Moscow

Jones Lang LaSalle Tops Brokerage List

Jones Lang LaSalle accounted for more than a quarter of the commercial space lease in St. Petersburg market, generated by TOP-15 brokerage companies


St. Petersburg - Moscow, the 10th of March, 2011 - Jones Lang LaSalle is proud to announce that it has been named first in a list of top 15 brokerage firms in St. Petersburg by CRE North-West magazine.

The real estate company also topped the list in retail, office and industrial segments in the survey, which was published in the March edition of the magazine. The rating took into account the volume of sq meters of space leased or sold and the number of deals. Five biggest companies shared 61% of the commercial space lease and sale market in the city, and Jones Lang LaSalle accounted for slightly less than half of the entire business last year.

Andrey Rozov, Head of Jones Lang LaSalle in St. Petersburg, commented: “We are very pleased with the results of 2010 and our success. There is a significant increase in investor and occupier interest for quality real estate in St. Petersburg to expect. The total advised project volume, 1.7 mln sq m, indirectly indicates the same trend”.

Jones Lang LaSalle showed the highest result of leasing in the retail sector, where it leased 96,300 sq m. This included the Galeria Shopping and Entertainment Centre (opened in November 2010) and the Leto Shopping and Entertainment Centre (planned for opening this year), with the company acting as the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for both projects.

In the office sector, Jones Lang LaSalle advised on 43,149 sq m worth of lease and sale deals in 2010. Key projects included the lease of 3,100 sq m in the Pulkovo Sky business centre to Air Gateway of the Northern Capital, Ltd., and the lease of 3,220 sq m in the Olympic Plaza mixed-use complex to the Finnish Visa Service Centre.

In industrial sector Jones Lang LaSalle acted as a consultant in several big deals and leased 40,800 sq m of space in 2010.

Andrey Rozov, Head of Jones Lang LaSalle in St. Petersburg, stressed: "Economic stability and improved liquidity let us forecast the further growth of the quality real estate market with investment volume increasing by up to 30% in 2011."


About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 167 million square meters worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $41 billion of assets under management.
In Russia and CIS Jones Lang LaSalle have offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Almaty. Jones Lang LaSalle, Russia was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow and Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg. For further information, please visit our website www.joneslanglasalle.ru