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FaHCSIA appoints Jones Lang LaSalle to manage national property portfolio

Appointment takes Jones Lang LaSalle to eight new property management contracts this year

SYDNEY, 10 JULY 2009 – Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed property services provider to the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) to manage the department’s commercial tenancies and residential portfolio, located in all states and territories across Australia.
This latest appointment is the eighth government or corporate client to appoint Jones Lang LaSalle’s Integrated Facilities Management business (IFM) as provider of property management services this year, following a strong fourth quarter in 2008 where further appointments were secured.
So far in 2009, Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed to manage property assets and facilities for the following organisations in Australia: Woolworths (with a national contract for over 20 shopping centres), Ericsson (14 sites in Australia and New Zealand), the Commonwealth Department of Human Services (DHS), Centrelink, Medicare Australia, Nokia, Philips and now FaHCSIA.
The Head of Jones Lang LaSalle in Australia, Stephen Conry said: “This appointment demonstrates the maturity and growth of the Facility Management market in Australia and our position in it.
“We have taken a long-term view in the current challenging economic environment by maintaining the high level of service that our existing and prospective clients require.  We envisage many more corporate roles such as this coming to the market in the next year or so,” Mr Conry said.
Andrew McColl, National Director and Head of Government Business, said the FaHCSIA appointment meant the combined Commonwealth Government portfolio under Jones Lang LaSalle’s management now exceeded one million sqm.
“The FaHCSIA appointment complements other recent Government agency appointments by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) late last year and Centrelink, Medicare Australia and DHS this year. It has helped cement Jones Lang LaSalle’s position as a strong market leader in government property management,” Mr McColl said.
The FaHCSIA portfolio comprises 54 commercial sites in all states and territories, spanning approximately 110,000 sqm Net Lettable Area (NLA) in total.  It also includes a residential portfolio of 131 houses, located primarily in northern Australia and remote townships.
For FaHCSIA, Jones Lang LaSalle will provide a comprehensive range of property management services, including strategic advice, contractor management, lease acquisition and administration, facility management services, procurement, help desk, environmental management, programme and project management, financial services and reporting.
The FaHCSIA contract is for a maximum term of seven years and will be managed by Jones Lang LaSalle’s Canberra-based Integrated Facilities Management team.

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