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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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PROPERTY SALES 73 391 11,120
MORTGAGES 88 481 13,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 198 969 24,034
BANKRUPTCIES 54 288 8,432
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 126 3,771
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 67 536 13,457
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