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London & MIPIM

Jones Lang LaSalle scoops Best Performing Property Brand award

At MPF Awards for Management Excellence

London & MIPIM, Cannes 12th March 2013Jones Lang LaSalle has been named Best Performing Property Brand at the eleventh annual MPF Awards for Management Excellence.
Jones Lang LaSalle was recognised as the organisation that has shown the greatest improvement in the past year compared with its peers, based on formal valuations by Brand Finance. A brand’s performance is calculated by specialists Brand Finance, which uses the ‘royalty relief’ methodology approved by tax authorities, stock exchanges and regulators.
“This is the only competition anywhere that highlights management’s contribution to professional firms, so honour and prestige are due to those making the shortlist,” said Richard Chaplin, founder and executive director of Managing Partners’ Forum.
Commenting on the firm’s win, Guy Grainger, UK chief executive Jones Lang LaSalle, added: “It is indeed an honour to be included in such prestigious company as some of the world’s best-managed professional services firms. Commercial property is a very localised business. But our continued investment in good people, the right technology and our corporate brand demonstrate how we are positioned to serve clients in a global market.”
The Awards fall under four priorities for management as perceived by clients which include: leadership and business strategy; supporting people; commerciality and client service; collaboration across the firm and with external stakeholders.
The MPF Awards are an integral part of the MPF International Management Excellence Summit 2013, in association with Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, which  features masterclasses from Harvard professors. To mark the occasion, a black-tie gala dinner and Awards ceremony took place at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square on 6 March 2013 which welcomed over 400 leaders and management team members at international and global professional firms in the fields of law, accountancy, property and consultancy.
PHOTO: Presenting the award were Prof. Michael D. Watkins (left) of IMD Business School and Erika Uffindell, founder of the Uffindell agency who sponsored the award. Brant Long, Jones Lang LaSalle brand director, accepted the award for the firm.
Notes to Editors
MPF is a UK-based professional body that represents the leadership teams at professional firms to government and other audiences. MPF provides its members with knowledge, insights and networks to help them reach better-informed business decisions. The MPF awards scheme recognises the contribution of specific management disciplines and focus on leadership, collaboration, vision, brands, operational excellence, client relationships and financial performance.
Brand Finance
Brand Finance is the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. They advise strongly branded organisations on how to maximise their value through the effective management of their brands and intangible assets. They have conducted thousands of brand valuations for clients of all sizes and across most sectors. Their clients include international brand owners, tax authorities, lawyers, government bodies and investment banks.