BRIEF – 7 August 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle is continuing to point to its green skills as a key differentiator from from its competitors with yesterday’s announcement that it had now surpassed its 2009 goal of employing 500 sustainability accredited professionals worldwide.

A media statement from the group said it now had 544 employees in 14 countries worldwide accredited with skills in green building ratings systems including LEED, BREEAM, IEMA, NABERS Energy, Green Star and Casbee.

Lauralee Martin, LEED AP (accredited professional), Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle said: “The future of commercial real estate is in sustainable buildings, and LEED accreditation reinforces our commitment to being the energy and sustainability leader in the real estate sector.”

In Australia the firm said it had been involved with more than 30 NABERS Energy assignments. And in the Asia Pacific, it now had 35 APs, an increase of about 70 per cent during the first six months of 2009.

Anita Mitchell, Head of Energy and Sustainability Services, Australasia and Strategy, Asia Pacific said: “We see the investment in ongoing training and certification of our staff to be one of the more significant differentiators for us in the market.”

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