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Jones Lang LaSalle strengthens Central & Eastern Europe and UK leadership teams

Tomasz Trzósło becomes new Managing Director for Poland

Warsaw & London, 12 February 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle today announced that Tomasz Trzósło, presently head of its Capital Markets business across Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), is to become its new managing director for Poland, with effect from 1 April 2013.  Current Poland & CEE managing director, John Duckworth, has been appointed to Jones Lang LaSalle’s UK Board and will relocate to London after more than four years based in Warsaw.

Tomasz Trzósło has played a prominent role in building Jones Lang LaSalle’s market-leading investment business across CEE for the past 15 years, including the last five years as Head of Capital Markets. He will continue to lead the firm’s Capital Markets business in Poland alongside his new wider remit as country managing director.

Under John Duckworth’s leadership, the scale of Jones Lang LaSalle’s CEE operations has increased substantially, further boosted by the merger with King Sturge in 2011.  The firm now has offices in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Croatia, employing a total of more than 350 people.  Following John Duckworth’s move to the UK, all of Jones Lang LaSalle’s CEE businesses will report directly to Richard Batten on the firm’s EMEA Management Board.

Christian Ulbrich, Jones Lang LaSalle’s EMEA CEO, said: “Building on strong foundations, John Duckworth has driven the expansion of our presence and our service offering throughout Central and Eastern Europe, a vitally important marketplace for so many of our clients.  John has shown great ability in growing market-leading teams that are closely integrated across borders, providing the consistent high-quality advice and services clients require.  He has also contributed fully to our succession planning process, bringing through some strong new leadership talent to  enable his move to join the board of our UK business.  I am delighted that Tomasz Trzósło will now step up to lead our Polish business.  Tomasz is very well known in CEE real estate markets and will also continue in his existing role as our head of CEE Capital Markets.”

John Duckworth said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the CEE region during the last four and a half years, not least in leading the Jones Lang LaSalle business, a fabulous market-leading team featuring some of the best people I have worked with.  My successor in Poland, Tomasz Trzósło, is a tremendous professional who will drive the Polish business forward in the coming years.  The changes we are announcing today are part of a structured succession plan and match our view of the future shape of the CEE market. For my own part, I am very pleased to be joining a strong UK business as part of Guy Grainger’s leadership team and relish the opportunities ahead.”

Tomasz Trzósło said: “After 15 years spent in the Capital Markets team, this new role is a very exciting challenge for me and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Jones Lang LaSalle’s Polish business.  Our team in Poland is already very experienced, while also known for being innovative and energetic.  I look forward to helping to build our market-leading position across all our main service lines and grow career opportunities for all our people here in Poland.  I know my colleagues in our offices in Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw will join with me in sincere thanks to John for all he has done in leading this business and to wishing him every success over in the UK.”