Friday, November 14, 2008

Jones Lang's new president of D-FW office is former Staubach officer

On the heels of its recent purchase of Staubach Co., Chicago-based commercial real estate service firm Jones Lang LaSalle said Thursday that Paul Whitman will become president of its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

Mr. Whitman was a top officer in Staubach's Dallas office.

He will oversee more than 500 people in Jones Lang LaSalle's D-FW operation and in Kansas City.

Jim Yoder, previously the top officer in Dallas, will become the company's investor services director and will head leasing, property management and investment sales in the Dallas market.

Mr. Whitman has been in the commercial real estate business for 38 years and was president of Southwest corporate services for Staubach.

Jones Lang LaSalle also announced more than a dozen promotions and job changes. The company has been working to combine its operation with Staubach since the merger was completed this summer.

The combined company is one of the largest commercial real estate operations in the country and in North Texas.