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John Carver Joins Jones Lang LaSalle as Executive Vice President

China/US Port Expert Brings Transportation Specialty Team to Downtown LA Office

Jones Lang LaSalle announced recently that John Carver, an industry expert and pioneer in international logistics solutions, has joined the firm as Executive Vice President specializing in ports, airports and multimodal services. Mr. Carver and a three-member group of professionals will join the company's downtown Los Angeles offices as part of its Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions team.

"We're very fortunate to have a professional of John's stature join our group. He has built a seasoned and sophisticated practice that is a strategic addition to our services locally, nationally and globally," said Craig Meyer, Managing Director and Head of Logistics & Industrial for Jones Lang LaSalle in North America. ”With the current challenges in the economy, it’s even more important for us to assist our local and global clients with this kind of influence and expertise."

In addition to China air and seaport projects, Mr. Carver's team will focus on connecting clients with foreign port, manufacturing and logistics locations with a keen emphasis on the China-Los Angeles axis, as well as other critical transportation points. Other new team members include John Ho as Vice President - Asia Pacific, Patrick Griffin as Vice President - Marketing, and Karen Yuan as Coordinator - Special Projects.

As specialists in Asia Pacific markets, Mr. Carver's team will work alongside Jones Lang LaSalle's Shanghai office in co-marketing the 30,000-acre Lingang Manufacturing & Logistics Zones at the new Port of Shanghai. The project is one of the first collaborations between the People's Republic of China and Western real estate marketing specialists.

"John and his team are truly fluent in worldwide transportation and distribution solutions, and that's an exceptional fit with our global platform and client needs," said Stuart Ross, Head of Industrial for Jones Lang LaSalle in China. "John's team will be an outstanding resource for accessing and expediting connections between Chinese opportunities and global industrial occupiers."

Mr. Carver's team is currently involved in marketing maritime development near the Panama Canal Zone; near-port developments in Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla.; and rail intermodal hubs in Dallas and Phoenix. He brings additional experience in airport redevelopment and privatization.

"We are excited to add John's local perspective on global business in a way that will underscore the ports and airports of our own region as major transportation hubs," said Whitley Collins, Jones Lang LaSalle Senior Managing Director, Los Angeles Region.

A noted authority on port-related real estate infrastructure, Mr. Carver is a 28-year veteran of the real estate industry. He has successfully marketed more than 5,000 acres in industrial development, completed sale and lease transactions totalling 28 million square feet in volume, and represented more than 3,000 clients worldwide, including SSA Marine, China South Industries, NYK Logistics, and Hutchinson Port Holdings.  He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
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