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London, July 2 2001 - Jones Lang LaSalle, the world's leading real estate
services company, has chosen to use a collaboration service from
Projectplace Ltd, the leading ASP for communication and collaboration
services in Europe, as a virtual extranet to assist interaction on shared
documents between employees and clients across geographically dispersed
locations. Jones Lang LaSalle plan to implement the service on a number of
major projects, which will involve project members from separate companies
across Europe.


"Following our evaluation of Projectplace it became clear we could use it as
a 'virtual extranet' that could allow us to collaborate effectively and
efficiently, but at a significantly lower cost," said Laurence Timms,
project manager at Jones Lang LaSalle. "By following the Projectplace route
we have developed it into a co-branded service which proved fast to
implement, secure and very easy for non-technical people to use - fulfilling
our needs precisely."


As a real estate company, Jones Lang LaSalle run several projects involving
third party vendors and suppliers as well as Jones Lang LaSalle employees
and everyone needs to be able to share documents, make amendments to them
and be kept up-to-date with changes. Without using a collaboration service
project members would have to share files etc. by e-mail - so the
improvement is one of efficiency and removal of duplication of effort.


"Projectplace's design, functionality and payment model means that it is
suited to act as an effective and inexpensive virtual extranet," said Dak
Liyanearachchi, managing director of Projectplace UK. "There are no setting
up costs and the site is up and ready for use within a day or so. It has a
simple and easy-to-use layout so everybody - not just trained project
managers can use it almost immediately."


The business concept of Projectplace is to provide a global pay-per-use
web-based application service for professional project collaboration.
Projectplace.co.uk lets the project members share document and files,
schedule meetings, carry out project scheduling with to-do items and time
charts, hold online discussions, etc. The service makes it possible to
create virtual teams, communicate securely independent of geographic
distance and also enables the project member to constantly be updated of
what is happening in the project.


About Projectplace.


Projectplace is a fast-growing asp founded in Sweden in 1998. The business
idea is to develop and operate specialised web services that enable people
involved in projects to collaborate and communicate efficiently and
effectively. A Projectplace is a secure area on the internet with numerous
services and features for project collaboration and document management
gathered in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional
projectplace, and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace
has more than 60,000 users in 25 countries.


For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk


Press contacts:

Dak Liyanearachchi,
Projectplace ltd
Managing director
Tel: 0207 569 3131
E-mail: dak@projectplace.co.uk


Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey,
éclat Marketing
Tel: 01628 400900
E-mail: chris@eclat.co.uk
nicola@eclat.co.uk


About Jones Lang LaSalle


Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: Jones Lang LaSalle ) is the world's leading real
estate services and investment management firm, operating across more than
100 markets on five continents. The company provides comprehensive
integrated expertise, including management services, transaction services
and investment management services on a local, regional and global level to
owners, occupiers and investors. LaSalle investment management, inc., A
member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group, is a global real estate investment
leader with more than $22.5 billion (£15.0 billion) of assets under
management. Jones Lang LaSalle is the industry leader in property and
corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately
700 million square feet (65 million square meters) under management
worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.joneslanglasalle.com

Press contacts:

Charlotte Freeman
Press and PR officer
Jones Lang LaSalle
Tel: 020 7399 5616
E-mail: charlotte.freeman@eu.joneslanglasalle.com

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