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Jones Lang LaSalle Portugal raises the roof as it wins a major property award

Lisbon, 26th August 2009 — There’s even more good news for the property market and its related professionals this week as the results of the Europe & Africa Property Awards 2009 in association with CNBC Arabiya have been revealed. Rightly proud of its success, Jones Lang LaSalle Portugal is delighted to announce that it has won an award in the category of Best Commercial Property Agency, Portugal. Winners will be invited to attend a high profile gala dinner at the Marriott Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square on Friday, October 16th where they will be presented with their awards.
The event is part of the International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious competition dedicated to finding the best real estate professionals across the globe. The fact that Jones Lang LaSalle Portugal has won one of these coveted awards is proof that Portugal and its real estate industry are not only able to compete at this level but also triumph within the highly competitive Europe and Africa property arenas.
Later this year, top scoring winners from the Europe & Africa Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, the UK, Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

Entries were judged by a panel of professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is second to none and unsurpassed by any other property awards. This year’s judges included Eric Pickles MP, chairman of the Conservative Party, Ben Wood, industry head property markets of Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of the National House Building Council; Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI; Wilhelm Harnish, Master Builders of Australia (MBA); Thijis Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine and Gillian Farr, head of design of Laura Ashley Home.

Manuel Puig, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Portugal, said of winning the award: “We are very proud of winning this award. It recognizes all the work developed by Jones Lang LaSalle Portuguese team, proving the excellence and dynamics that we offer to our clients and to the real estate industry. The commercial property agencies, namely offices and retail, are two important drivers of the company’s activity in Portugal and, even in this difficult economic scenario, these areas have been engaging efforts to keep up the high activity levels, providing an high quality service and adding value to our clients”.