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VOL. 128 | NO. 107 | Monday, June 03, 2013

Private Firm to Benefit From State Leases

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A real estate services firm that recommended Tennessee unload some state office buildings stands to benefit from helping the state lease space in the private market.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/15j23kH) reported that state documents show the Chigago firm Jones Lang LaSalle will take 4 percent off the top on the deals. The office space will be leased in Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis.

The Chicago firm was hired as a consultant to review and assess 33 state-owned buildings and recommended closing several that it called "old and obsolete."

Last month, the General Services Department quietly inked a five-year contract with Jones Lang LaSalle to manage and maintain all state property overseen by the department, as well as leasing.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 307 13,890
MORTGAGES 124 348 16,132
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 218 731 28,794
BANKRUPTCIES 61 178 9,216
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 65 4,545
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 58 189 10,148
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 62 3,318

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