LOS ANGELES– 15-year commercial real estate veteran Carlos Serra has joined Jones Lang LaSalle to oversee the firm's Project & Development Services division in the Southwest region which includes Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.  Serra, a Regional Director with the company, will provide business development, strategic sourcing, regional growth and talent development for a team of over 70 project and development management professionals.  He is also charged with creating and implementing the group’s vision and strategy.

Serra replaces Judy Caruthers, Executive Vice President, who will lead Jones Lang LaSalle’s Occupancy Planning and Strategy practice for the West region. She will work with clients to improve their space utilization and provide efficient workplace solutions.

 “Increasingly, tenants and landlords are looking to third-party providers for project management and development consulting services so they can focus on their core business,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Southwest Market Director Peter Belisle. “We are the premier client-focused firm, providing knowledge, specialist skills and a comprehensive array of services that meet the needs of all business sectors.”

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Serra served as Director and Regional Manager for Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, where he played an integral role in the firm's national expansion.  Prior to Davis Langdon, Serra was a Director at the Altus Group where he led a project and cost management team.

Serra is a graduate of the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, United Kingdom, where he received a honors degree in Quantity Surveying.

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Project & Development Services

Through its Project & Development Services (PDS) group, Jones Lang LaSalle is an industry leader in the management of design, construction and relocation services for both corporate and institutional clients. The group consults on a wide range of construction projects—from interior build-outs to base building construction on everything from single tenant properties to multi-site developments.  With more than 1,000 professionals in 67 U.S. regional offices, the firm is one of the largest and most experienced project and development practices in the country, managing more than 2,000 projects annually, including $10 billion in projects currently under management.

About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

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