Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that in recognition of the firm's contribution to the commercial real estate industry in New Jersey, it received the prestigious Chairman's Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), during the organization's 23rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.

The Chairman's Award recognizes a leading-edge person, entity or real estate transaction that has resulted in a trend, landscape alteration, sea change or new way of doing business. The award is optional and the Awards Committee decides annually whether or not it is warranted. At its discretion, the Awards Committee may determine to present a Chairman's Award to a firm, organization or individual.

"We are honored to be chosen for the Chairman's Award, which we see as validation for the value we deliver to our New Jersey clients through our collaborative and innovative approach to achieving results," stated Jonathan Meisel, New Jersey Market Director for Jones Lang LaSalle, who accepted the award on behalf of the firm's New Jersey operations at the awards gala. "This award is a true testament to the efforts of our professionals in making Jones Lang LaSalle one of the leading real estate companies in the state."

Jones Lang LaSalle opened its first office in New Jersey in 2004 with just three brokers. In just five years, the company's New Jersey operations have grown significantly, including additional office locations in Metropark and Hasbrouck Heights. With the company's acquisition of The Staubach Company in 2008, Jones Lang LaSalle successfully integrated Staubach's personnel into its operations and subsequently Dan Loughlin was appointed as managing director to head the firm's New Jersey brokerage operations alongside Meisel. The firm now employs more than 480 professionals and approximately 50 brokers.

Today, Jones Lang LaSalle consistently ranks as one of the most active firms in all primary service lines in New Jersey including leasing, investment sales and property and asset management. Moreover, the firm is a leader in the office and mixed-use product sectors, and is the foremost industrial real estate service provider in the state.

Among the full suite of commercial real estate services offered by the firm, Jones Lang LaSalle's New Jersey operations has taken a leadership role in environmental sustainability and energy management, with 15 of its New Jersey employees having achieved the status of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional to-date.

The company recently furthered its strong commitment to sustainability in achieving LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the interior build-out of its Parsippany office, making it one of only a handful of projects in New Jersey listed as having received LEED Silver or higher certification for commercial interiors.