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AUSTRALIA

JLL wins two prestigious national awards recognising excellence in the Facilities Management (FM) industry

JLL’s Kelli Jansz recognised for Diversity and the JLL & PSGH joint venture – ‘Evolve FM’ recognised in the Collaborative Partnerships division


​Global property services firm, JLL has been recognised for its contribution to the Facilities Management (FM) industry in Australia at the annual FM Industry Awards for Excellence 2016.

The awards, organised by the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), were held in Sydney last night.

JLL won two prestigious awards:

Diversity – awarded to Kelli Jansz, JLL's National Director, Corporate Business, Integrated Facilities Management (IFM).  Kelli has been with JLL for more than a decade, driving the diversity agenda within the IFM business. She is passionate about progressing diversity and leads by example, having shifted the female to male ratio within her own team.

Collaborative Partnerships – JLL and Pacific Services Group Holdings (PSGH) established a joint venture in October last year – Evolve FM – to create the only Indigenous majority-owned full service facilities management company in Australia.  This partnership has been forged based on a shared vision of creating a commercial framework that will enable the delivery of social initiatives to positively change the lives of Indigenous men and women.


JLL's Managing Director, IFM – Australasia, Chris Hunt said, "JLL is proud to be recognized for our work in encouraging diversity in the FM industry, through the work of one of our senior leaders, Kelli Jansz and through the partnership we established with PSGH to establish the first joint venture of its kind which provides the market with a scalable, sophisticated Indigenous FM company.

"Kelli has played a critical role in establishing a number of processes to ensure IFM identifies and nurtures female talent and has shifted the female to male ratio in her own team from 29:71 to a 49:51 over the past 12 months alone.

"Our joint venture 'Evolve FM' with PSGH grew out of the successful relationship that we had already established, with PSGH providing sub-contracted cleaning, security and administration services to a number of JLL clients. 

"We saw in PSGH a passion, energy and commitment to customer satisfaction and sustainable outcomes for Indigenous Australians and the joint venture evolved from this," said Mr Hunt.

Evolve FM CEO, John Owens said, "We are delighted to be recognised by the FM industry at the national awards.

 "Evolve FM's vision is to positively impact the economic and social wellbeing of Indigenous Australians through both direct employment and supply chain engagement. Evolve FM has an Indigenous employment target of 10%, which is four times the national average," said Mr Owens.