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  • 1. 1 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release Final Version For Immediate Release Contact: Ameya Sirur Sukhvinder Kaur Company: Gutenberg PR Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj Phone: +91 998758891 +91 9810864551 Email: ameya@gutenbergpr.com Sukhvinder.kaur@jllm.co.in India Retail Witnesses Advent of Highly Specialized Mall and Asset Management Services Jones Lang LaSalle and Colonial First State Property Management Launch ‘Sandalwood’ in India Mumbai, 22 April 2008 - Riding on Asia’s robust retail growth and India’s unprecedented retail boom, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), and Colonial First State Property Management today announced a joint venture partnership to form Asia’s first integrated retail development and management service provider – Sandalwood. The 50:50 joint venture company will help Asian and Indian developers and retailers to capitalize on premium retail opportunities as well as creating long term value for retail assets. Colonial First State Property Management is one of Australia’s largest full service property development, management and leasing specialists. Since its inception in 1983, the firm has undertaken more than 25 major shopping centre developments and now manages 36 centres on behalf of third party clients in every state of Australia, including iconic Chadstone Shopping Centre in Victoria, Chatswood Chase in Sydney and Queens Plaza in Brisbane. India's retail sector is evolving at a swift pace and is set to grow by 35% by 2010. This growth has been fuelled by a strong economy, favourable demographics, rising wealth levels as well as rapidly changing lifestyles and consumer aspirations of an ever burgeoning middle class. The real estate sector has
  • 2. 2 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release responded well to this retail growth. The total retail mall stock has been doubling every year, from a meagre one million sq ft in 2002 to a staggering 40 million sq ft in 2007 and an estimated 60 million sq ft by the end of 2008. There are over 100 malls operating in India and more than 300 being developed and of this total, more than 90% have yet to achieve global benchmarks. In order to be globally successful, mall owners and developers in India need to focus on vision, scalability and processes and create a distinct proposition for themselves in this emerging market. Sandalwood, with its specialist property management skills and development expertise will ensure that retail owners and developers are strategically positioned for long term growth and success Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj says, “As retail in India grows at a rapid pace, this is indeed an opportune moment for us to introduce specialized retail and intensive asset management services. Sandalwood will seek to create long term value for India’s mall owners through its globally benchmarked practices, proven expertise in property development and intensive asset management.” Darren Steinberg, Head of Colonial First State Property Management says, “Asian economies are amongst the fastest growing in the world with real GDP compound average growth of approximately 9% per annum over the last five years, and their retail management and property development markets have grown at a compound average growth rate of more than 20% in the same period. Colonial First State Property Management’s specialist retail property management skills enable property owners to receive the benefit of master planning and development expertise which is critical to ensuring assets are enhanced and strategically positioned for long-term growth and success." Stewart Hutcheon has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sandalwood Asia. Mr Hutcheon is well known and highly regarded by the retail management and property development community in Australia. His impressive career includes over 18 years experience in the retail property sector. His most recent appointment was as Director of Leasing and Deputy Managing Director of AMP Capital Shopping Centres Pty Ltd, with shopping centre assets under management of approximately A$9 billion. Prior to that, he spent over seven years at Westfield, Australia.
  • 3. 3 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release In India, Sandalwood’s operations will be spearheaded by Ms Gagan Singh, who has over 28 years of experience across the apparel, exports and hospitality sectors. In addition to performing her new role, she holds the position of Deputy CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj. Ms Singh says, “I am delighted to be heading up this new and exciting company. Sandalwood will draw upon global expertise and local knowledge to bring our clients’ visions to highly profitable retail environment that is based on strong differentiation for their retail assets. Sandalwood seeks to help create space not just to shop in, but to ‘live’ in.” Mr Puri concludes, “We are excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for Sandalwood India. The retail business in India is growing and the pace is expected to accelerate. The market and business outlook is extremely positive and Sandalwood is well-positioned to be an industry leader in the active retail sector in India.” About Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a 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 2007 global revenue of USD 2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle has approximately 170 offices worldwide and operates in more than 700 cities in 60 countries. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a global portfolio of approximately 1.2 billion square feet. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately USD 49.7 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com. Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 16,000 employees operating in more than 70 offices in 13 countries across the region.
  • 4. 4 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release About Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, the Indian operations of Jones Lang LaSalle, is the premiere and largest real estate professional services firm in India. With an extensive geographic footprint across ten cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore) and a staff strength of over 3300, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services including research, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property management, capital markets, residential, hotels and retail advisory. For further information, please visit www.jllm.co.in About Colonial First State Property Management Established in 1983, Colonial First State Property Management (CFSPM), is today one of Australia’s largest full service property development, management and leasing specialists. CFSPM has acquired more than two decades of intelligence on Australia’s retail property markets, with the iconic Chadstone Shopping Centre in Victoria remaining as one of its outstanding achievements. Since inception, CFSPM has undertaken more than 25 major shopping centre developments and now manages 36 centres on behalf of third party clients in every state of Australia. As a member of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, the largest manager of Australian- sourced funds, CFSPM provides critical services to a range of assets held within Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s suite of listed and unlisted property funds and mandates. These services, covering the gamut of retail and office property requirements, are also provided to other third party clients outside the Colonial family of companies. Ultimately, CFSPM’s key point of difference in the market place is the fact it has 700 professionals on the ground at any given time. This means CFSPM is close to the issues at hand and able to react quickly and strategically in every situation. CFSPM has expanded its capabilities beyond the retail sector and is steadily growing its operations in the office sector. The business is committed to growing both parts of the business. With a core focus on maximising investors’ returns on an asset by asset basis, CFSPM is a critical component of our property investment management offering.
  • 5. 5 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release – ends – About Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the only real estate money management and services firm named to Forbes magazine's "400 Best Big Companies" for three consecutive years, has approximately 170 offices worldwide and operates in more than 700 cities in over 60 countries. With 2007 revenue of USD2.7 billion, the company provides comprehensive integrated real estate and investment management expertise on a local, regional and global level to owner, occupier and investor clients. Jones Lang LaSalle is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.2 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse real estate money management firms, with approximately USD49.7 billion of assets under management. Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 15,000 employees operating in more than 70 offices in 13 countries across the region. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com │ 200 East Randolph Drive Chicago Illinois 60601 │ 22 Hanover Square London W1A 2BN │ 9 Raffles Place #39–00 Republic Plaza Singapore 048619
  • 6. 5 SandalwoodAJointVentureCompanyofJonesLangLaSalle&ColonialFirstStatePropertyManagement Press Release – ends – About Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the only real estate money management and services firm named to Forbes magazine's "400 Best Big Companies" for three consecutive years, has approximately 170 offices worldwide and operates in more than 700 cities in over 60 countries. With 2007 revenue of USD2.7 billion, the company provides comprehensive integrated real estate and investment management expertise on a local, regional and global level to owner, occupier and investor clients. Jones Lang LaSalle is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.2 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse real estate money management firms, with approximately USD49.7 billion of assets under management. Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 15,000 employees operating in more than 70 offices in 13 countries across the region. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com │ 200 East Randolph Drive Chicago Illinois 60601 │ 22 Hanover Square London W1A 2BN │ 9 Raffles Place #39–00 Republic Plaza Singapore 048619

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