CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) today announced it was selected by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) as an "External Business Partner of the Year" at P&G's recent annual External Business Partner Recognition Dinner, the highest accolade external business partners and suppliers can earn with P&G. JLL is one of only 15 companies among P&G's 82,000 suppliers to receive the award, recognizing suppliers for excellence in creating competitive advantage for P&G. JLL also received P&G's "Excellence Award" for consistent, year-over-year high performance. Speaking at the event A.G. Lafley, P&G's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G's external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike." Rick Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer for P&G, added, "I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as "External Business Partner of the Year". Our external business partners are a critical part of the P&G team." JLL has provided integrated facilities management, project development, construction management, and strategic occupancy planning services to P&G since 2003 and real estate transaction management and lease administration services since 2008. It was recognized by P&G as "Supplier of the Year" in 2008 and 2009, and is also a three-time winner of P&G's Global Business Services "Excellence Award." In May 2012, the two companies announced a five-year renewal of their global strategic alliance relationship. "Our global team has again been recognized for our ability to partner with P&G in its pursuit of innovation, driving down costs and constantly improving service to customers," said Joe Stolarski, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle. "One example of that is our IntelliCommand smart building program which created real value: lower cost, improved tenant comfort and increased energy efficiency. Fundamental to our success is our strong vested relationship where we work together to promote win-win solutions." A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, JLL's Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability. For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit the firm's U.S. media center webpage. Bookmark it here: http://bit.ly/18P2tkv. About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.