Behringer Harvard and Jones Lang LaSalle Agree to Friendly Wager
Which company's team will finish faster in SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge
at MetroPCS Dallas Marathon?
DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2013
DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Much like mayors of competing Super Bowl
cities, high-ranking executives of two leading commercial real estate and
investment companies who are particularly well-known in Dallas have agreed to
a friendly wager surrounding the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon on December 8.
The bet was sealed when Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Americas for Jones
Lang LaSalle (JLL), recently accepted a challenge from Behringer Harvard's
CEO, Bob Aisner. Each company will send a team to compete in the SMU Cox
Corporate Relay Challenge, an event associated with the MetroPCS Dallas
Marathon that has been sponsored by Behringer Harvard for eight consecutive
years. The team finishing with the faster time will win the challenge.
"I'm thrilled that my friend and NFL legend Roger Staubach has accepted our
challenge on behalf of Jones Lang LaSalle. I hope this inspires other
executives to extend a similar challenge to another team participating in the
Corporate Relay Challenge," said Aisner. "It's all good fun for a good cause,
but everyone knows Roger's a competitive guy. We definitely have our work cut
out for us."
A bit of humble pie is all that's at stake in this good-natured challenge. If
JLL's team wins, Aisner, a Boston native and passionate Red Sox fan, must wear
Staubach's No. 12 Dallas Cowboys jersey to the company'sAddisonoffices.
Conversely, if Aisner's Behringer Harvard team wins, Staubach will be obliged
to suit upin the jersey of the reigning World Series champsfor a day at
"I accepted Bob's challenge because healthy competition is just good for the
soul, and in this case, it's also good for our community," said Staubach.
"We're both looking forward to seeing how many companies turn out for the
Corporate Relay Challenge. I don't know who will have the faster team, JLL or
Behringer Harvard, but I'll be waiting at the finish line to shake the
The SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge is a full marathon-distance (26.2 miles)
relay race for five-person corporate teams. Winning relay teams in a variety
of categories will share cash prizes that will be presented directly to Texas
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in the names of their respective
corporations at a ceremony in early 2014. As a result of its eight-year
sponsorship of the SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge, Behringer Harvard has
provided more than $300,000 in funding that has directly benefited TSRHC. As a
leading pediatric orthopedic center, TSRHC has treated more than 210,000
children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year.
About Behringer Harvard
Behringer Harvard creates, manages and distributes global
institutional-quality alternative investment programs for individual and
institutional investors. Programs sponsored and managed by the Behringer
Harvard group of companies have attracted equity of more than $6 billion and
made investments into more than $11billion in assets. For more information,
contact our U.S. headquarters toll-free at 866.655.3600 or our European
headquarters at 011 49 40 34 9999 90, or visit us online at
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones 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 $46.3billion of real estate assets under
management. For more information, visit jll.com.
SOURCE Behringer Harvard
Contact: Brittany Rugg, Jones Lang LaSalle, email@example.com,
214.438.6437, David Nesmith, Richards Partners for Behringer Harvard,
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