Chicago Real Estate Company Makes Headlines

April 04, 2011

It seems we have written a lot lately about a global real estate firm headquartered in Chicago: Jones Lang LaSalle.

Chicago Real Estate Firm Comes Up Big For Japan

Chicago Real Estate Firm Helps Darken the Sky for Earth Hour

Chicago Real Estate Pros Pick Super Bowl Winner

So that last one doesn’t seem like a world-changer, but Jones Lang LaSalle consistently seems to make headlines for its business practices as well as its humanitarian efforts.

And now we have more stories to add to that list.

Unsurprisingly, Jones Lang LaSalle has been named to FORTUNE‘s exclusive list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

The firm was chosen based on criteria that includes corporate social responsibility, quality of services and global effectiveness. It was the only real estate company from Illinois to make the list.

“Our colleagues across the world work diligently to drive value and innovative solutions for our clients,” said Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle CEO and President. “It is an honor to be recognized for the responsible corporate citizenship, superior client service and integrated global platform that enable them to deliver successful results.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has also been recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Chicago real estate firm has been named to the list by the Ethisphere Institute, a group dedicated to creating the best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.


Colin Dyer

“Our people take great pride in this honor,” said Dyer. “They know that our commitment to integrity is critical to our clients, for whom the confidence that they can trust their advisors has become paramount. Our Board of Directors and Global Executive Committee applaud the efforts of our worldwide team of Ethics Officers and the dedication of all of our colleagues, who make our culture the best in the real estate business.”

On the issue of sustainability, the Environmental Protection Agency has named Jones Lang LaSalle a 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.

It’s the second consecutive year the firm has received this recognition and the third since 2007. The company will be recognized for that honor at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on April 12.

Add that to the other awards Jones Lang LaSalle has recently earned:

*The Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council

*The Sustainable Cities award from the Urban Land Institute

*The Chairman’s Award from the Alliance to Save Energy

Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 worldwide locations and 185 corporate offices. The company recorded more than $2.9 billion in global revenue last year and has a total portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet.

As successful as it seems, it’s also the company’s character that is continually highlighted. Can’t wait to see what this Chicago real estate firm does next.

For more information, visit JonesLangLaSalle.com.

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