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CBRE to acquire majority stake in Turner & Townsend

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CBRE Group has announced a definitive agreement whereby the company will acquire a 60 per cent ownership interest in, and enter into a strategic partnership with Turner & Townsend, a provider of program management, cost consultancy, project management and advisory ...

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CBRE announces senior appointment for its UK property management team

CBRE has appointed Claire Taylor-Venter as Head of Client Care for its UK Property Management team. Taylor-Venter joins the global real estate advisor from Jones Lang LaSalle, bringing over 20 years of experience in customer-oriented and strategic client relations. Commenting ...

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New £180k bursary will support more black and minority ethnic students to work in property sector

Chancerygate Foundation has announced a new £180,000 bursary programme to enable more black and minority ethnic students to study at London South Bank University (LSBU) and build careers in the UK property industry. The programme will support students who are ...

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JLL bolsters experience services and FM leadership with two key hires

JLL has announced two strategic hires for its Corporate Solutions business that further enhance its experience services and facilities management capabilities. Cheryl Carron joins JLL as Global Operations Lead, Experience Services and Facilities Management, and Helena Skjeld joins as EMEA ...

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WiredScore launches global certification for smart buildings

The company behind the internationally recognised digital connectivity rating scheme for real estate, WiredScore, has launched a new certification for smart buildings aimed at providing clarity, definition and measurement for the growing smart building industry. SmartScore certification was developed in response ...

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RELX expands relationship with JLL

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Global information and analytics company, RELX, has appointed JLL as its exclusive real estate advisor and service provider in EMEA and APAC. The appointment extends RELX’s existing contract with JLL to include brokerage, facilities management, and project and development services ...

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RICS survey suggests majority of workers will return to the office after COVID-19

Up to 80 per cent of workers could return to the office after lockdown, according to FMs questioned for the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey. With the UK vaccination programme taking hold across the country, respondents believe employees could ...

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Cushman & Wakefield to review real estate strategy for international law firm

Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed by international law company, Clifford Chance, to conduct a strategic review of its London occupational requirements and to advise on its long-term property strategy. Michael Bates, UK Managing Partner at Clifford Chance, said: “We ...

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MRI Software to acquire Trimble’s Manhattan division

Global PropTech provider, MRI Software, has entered into an agreement to acquire Manhattan, the real estate and workplace solutions division of Trimble based in Sunnyvale, California. The acquisition will extend the range of MRI’s occupier solutions, providing a broader scope of ...

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Knight Frank hires MD to lead expanded FM offer

Global real estate advisor, Knight Frank, has appointed Anthony Watson to head a newly expanded PROMISE facilities management business. PROMISE, the wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Frank LLP which previously provided facilities management and a range of consultancy services for a ...

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