Chicago – Locally based Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. recently announced that the board of directors named Peter Roberts as the firm's EVP and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2002. In his new role, Roberts will oversee operating, planning, marketing and business development activities for the global real estate services and investment management firm.

Roberts, who is currently EVP and CFO, will report to Christopher Peacock who previously was named president and CEO, also effective January 1.