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JLL Expands its Tenant Representation Team With Strategic Addition of Life Sciences and Biomedical Expert

SEATTLE, July 12, 2018 – JLL today announced the newest addition to its tenant representation team, Kris Richey Curtis.

Curtis, a Seattle native, originally studied premedical sciences and neuroscience at the University of Colorado. Being relationship driven, however, Curtis desired a people-orientated environment and returned to school to receive certificates in business and commercial real estate from the University of Washington.

“Real estate provides an opportunity to build and cultivate relationships, while changing the local business landscape,” said Curtis. “I am thrilled to return to JLL for this next chapter in my career to partner with corporate and technology clients to manage their commercial real estate challenges, and to leverage my experience to serve the growing number of organizations advancing biomedical research in this area.”

Previously, Curtis was a partner at Kinzer Partners where she consulted with corporate and life sciences clients and guided business development. Prior to that, she was a senior associate at The Staubach Company, which was acquired by JLL in 2008. While there, she managed tenant representation for corporate and life sciences clients such as Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Princess Cruises, and Keller Rohrback L.L.P. She received the 2006 Work Ethic Award and 2007 Top Achiever Award for specializing in tenant representation of office and life sciences clients.

Curtis is highly involved in many civic and nonprofit organizations, including serving on the board of directors of both the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and as board member of the nonprofit organization, Mary’s Place. In 2017, Curtis was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” honoree.

“Kris is an incredible asset to our tenant representation team as she holds deep industry expertise,” said JLL Pacific Northwest Market Director Joe Smurdon. “She brings exceptional experience that will augment the high-quality service our clients have come to expect when they work with JLL.”

JLL continues to expand its presence across the West. The addition of Curtis speaks to JLL’s dedication to serving clients with the very best strategic advice and execution, and its growing market share as a result.

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.