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Jones Lang LaSalle announces winners of 2011 Business Smart Competition

Internship programme for finalists help nurture talents for real estate industry in Hong Kong.


HONG KONG, 24 June 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle announced today the winners of the 2011 Business Smart Competition. Apart from receiving cash rewards, all finalists will have a chance to earn a valuable internship opportunity at Jones Lang LaSalle, which aims to nurture real estate professionals in Hong Kong.
 
To spur creative thinking and local community awareness among university students, Jones Lang LaSalle held the Business Smart Competition in early April, for its second year of the program. This year, the competition asked students to write a 2,000-word or less essay discussing how the government can make use of the land in the Northern part of the New Territories to facilitate long-term sustainable development. Participants were also required to identify the impact of this strategy on the Hong Kong economy, environment and people.
 
Citing the success of Tianzi Lang in Shanghai, Claire Zhang from the City University of Hong Kong submitted a creative proposal suggesting to turn the Northern part of the New Territories into a hub of cultural and creative industry parks and plazas. The proposal has successfully earned her the champion's title and a cash award of HKD10,000.
 
'The aim of the Business Smart Competition is to encourage university students in Hong Kong to think of creative solutions by providing them the right insights and guidance. We are pleased to offer internship opportunities to the winners and finalists who are all currently studying in real-estate related disciplines. At Jones Lang LaSalle, we always value and invest in grooming talents. Through this internship programme, we hope to provide opportunities to these young people and prepare them to become successful real estate professionals in the future,' said Elsie Hui, Human Resources Director North Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong.
 
Other winners in the competition include first runner-up Daniel Choy from the University of Hong Kong and second runner-up Lily Chan from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who received a cash award of HKD5,000 and HKD3,000, respectively. All the winners and finalists are given the opportunity to join an internship programme at Jones Lang LaSalle this summer where they will be placed at various departments in the company.
 
Organised for the second time this year, the Business Smart Competition was open for all full-time university students aged between 18 and 23 and are in their first or second year of studies. This year, submissions came from all major universities in Hong Kong and participants were mainly in the studies of Real Estate, Surveying, Property Management, Facilities Management, Economics, Finance and Marketing.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle Announces Winners of 2011 Business Smart Competition
 
Joseph Tsang, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong (5th from left) together with the judging panel consisted of William Lai, Head of Property Management Hong Kong (1st from left), Dorothy Chow, National Director (2nd from left) and Rita Wong, Regional Director (3rd from left) and Elsie Hui, HR Director North Asia (1st from right) at Jones Lang LaSalle presented the awards to winner Claire Zhang (6th from left) from City University of Hong Kong, first runner-up Daniel Choy (4th from left) from The University of Hong Kong and second runner-up Lily Chan (4th from right) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.