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Growing demand from Corporate Australia for Workplace Strategy sees Jones Lang LaSalle expand its team

Dinesh Acharya appointed as Workplace Strategy hub lead for Australasia.  He will relocate from the New York office where he has specialised in workplace strategy

​AUSTRALIA, 24 FEBRUARY 2014 – In line with increasing interest from Corporate Australia about productivity in the workplace, Jones Lang LaSalle has expanded its Workplace Strategy business with a new appointment in Australia, based in Melbourne.

Dinesh Acharya is originally from Melbourne and has spent the past 4 years working in North America, specialising in workplace strategy.  He most recently held the role of Workplace Strategy lead for Jones Lang LaSalle in the Northeast region of the US, based in New York.

Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Facilities Management in Asia Pacific, Cameron Scott said Dinesh’s new role in Australia would strengthen the advice Jones Lang LaSalle provides to Corporate Australia.

“One of the top issues identified from our Global Corporate Real Estate Survey last year was productivity in the workplace.  84% of Australian respondents said enhancing the productivity of the real estate portfolio was one of the key demands being placed on corporate real estate teams.  These teams have an important role to play in driving productivity at the real estate asset level but also beyond that at the workplace, people and organisational level.

“At the workplace level, there is the ability to influence the productivity of the space provided for employees through increased utilisation, more supportive work environments, extending the life of the fit-out and sustainability measures.  At the people level, the quality of the workplace can lead to improved talent attraction, employee engagement, lower absenteeism and higher retention rates.

“The Australian market has been an early adopter of workplace strategy globally and there are many examples of corporates who have implemented workplace strategies, such as Activity Based Working.

“We look forward to the experience Dinesh brings to Australia from his roles overseas, where he has worked with leading organisations to establish new workplace strategy programs and provide change management support to enable business results,” said Mr Scott

Dinesh Acharya will start in the new role in Melbourne on 3 March and joins the broader Asia Pacific Workplace Strategy team which now totals 20 people.