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JLL wins ‘Consultant of the Year’ for its work with Telstra and the Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award for its activity based working (ABW) office in Sydney, that was developed and project managed in-house
AUSTRALIA, 9 DECEMBER 2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle has been recognised with two industry awards for its work in Facilities Management (FM).At the 2013 FM Industry Awards for Excellence, Jones Lang LaSalle was named ‘Consultant of the Year’ for its work on the procurement strategy for Telstra. Australasian Head of Integrated Facilities Management at Jones Lang LaSalle, Chris Hunt said, “The JLL team was recognised for working closely with Telstra to develop and deliver innovative procurement solutions in the business regarding energy and facilities management. We currently manage Telstra’s 2.5 million square metre portfolio across Australia in one of the largest arrangements of this type in the Asia Pacific.”Jones Lang LaSalle also won the Sustainability and Environmental Impact award for its activity based working (ABW) environment at its offices at 420 George Street in Sydney. The firm leveraged the skill set of its Corporate Solutions Division to develop the ‘WorkSmart’ workplace model in-house.Director of Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle, Rajiv Nagrath said, “We are very proud of the model we have developed in our Sydney office, Worksmart@420, which is only one of 14 offices across Australia to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 certified rating. “We have seen a number of organisations go down the path of ABW. The organisational benefits of productivity improvements, talent attraction and retention and brand differentiation, as well as the real estate benefits of increased flexibility, improved utilisation and cost efficiency over the long-term are some of the main drivers of this trend.“A post-occupancy survey we conducted of our staff one year after the move revealed high scores showing increased productivity from the move to ABW in Sydney compared to a survey taken prior to the move on 27 February, 2012.“The survey found 71% of employees surveyed said the new work environment increased their overall productivity, compared to 24% in a survey taken before the move to ABW,” said Mr Nagrath.