Kelly Benedict Becomes Regional Director of Business Development for the Americas region of Lend Lease

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, one of the world's leaders in Project Management & Construction, is pleased to announce that Kelly Benedict became Regional Director of Business Development for the Americas region of Lend Lease on September 24, 2012. Kelly will remain based in the Chicago office of Lend Lease.

"Kelly has demonstrated an innovative, passionate and professional approach to business development in our Great Lakes business unit and is an obvious person to take on this role regionally for us," stated Dale Connor, Managing Director, Project Management & Construction, Americas.

In Kelly's new role, she will bring together business developers from the Americas region of Lend Lease into a Peer Group and ensure consistency of sales efforts, that lessons learned are shared and that there is a renewed focus, where appropriate, on regional clients.

Kelly Benedict has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years as a Senior Business Development and Marketing Executive. She has served in business development and marketing roles in the Architectural, Construction, and Development disciplines, and has a balanced perspective of the business. In her previous position she held the role of Vice President, Director of Business Development for the Chicago office, and has previous experience working in the Lend Lease Washington, D.C. office.

Benedict is also involved with a number of professional affiliations, including Chairman of the Board for the Chicago Affiliate of ACE Mentoring, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and Urban Land Institute (ULI). She and her husband and son live in the Chicago area.

About Lend Lease

Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 17,000 employees worldwide, the firm's capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.

In the US, Lend Lease offers over 95 years of experience in the project management and construction industry. In the past decade alone, the firm has provided construction services on over 2,500 projects for 1,100 clients nationwide. The company provides a full range of construction services including construction management, general contracting, program management, project management, design/build and consulting services.

We create innovative and sustainable property solutions, forging partnerships and delivering maximum benefits to clients, investors and communities. Safety is our number one priority and Lend Lease is committed to operating Incident & Injury Free wherever we have a presence.

SOURCE Lend Lease