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Hong Kong

JLL Honoured with Asia Pacific Best Managed Facility of the Year Award

International Facilities Management Association recognises JLL’s work at Kellett School – The British International School in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, 25 October 2016 – The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) has recognised JLL with the Asia Pacific Best Managed Facility of the Year Award at the World Workplace Asia conference 2016.

The accolade is a result of the real estate consulting firm's work at Kellett School's, Kowloon Bay Campus in Hong Kong. According to IFMA, the award is given for a facility management programme that has had a substantial, positive effect in contributing to the success of the organization.

Samuel Ma, Head of Education and Consultancy, IFM Greater China JLL, says: "I'm so proud to receive recognition from my peers in the facilities management industry for the work JLL does with Kellett School. It has been a real pleasure to work for a client with whom we have a shared vision of how facilities management can make a huge difference to the experience of staff and students at the school. A huge thanks to the IFM account team at Kellett – a strong team of talented, dedicated JLL employees who have each contributed to us winning this award."

JLL has been managing the purpose-built 450,000 square feet campus since it opened in 2013, establishing a facilities operation from scratch. With its focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability, the firm has helped to achieve a range of operational cost savings over the past two years, including energy costs.

Robert Irvine, Director of Finance and Operations from Kellett School says: "We are delighted that JLL's teamwork and excellent service is being honoured with this IFMA Award. Over the past three years, JLL has proactively engaged with us as a partner and, as a result, they've had the autonomy and flexibility to make decisions. This has resulted in a lot of added value alongside the day-to-day smooth-running of operations. It's more than just a vendor-employer relationship – we see them as a trusted partner committed to the success of the school."

JLL is the largest integrated facilities manager in Asia Pacific with 390 million square feet of facilities under management and 12,000 employees across 16 markets, serving global and regional clients in multiple sectors including, education, financial services, technology and consumer goods. In Greater China, JLL are now managing seven education clients with managed area over 6.5M sqft.

The IFMA award follows a week after JLL was recognised as 'Asia Pacific Facilities Management Company of the Year' in the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards.

About the IFMA Awards

IFMA's Awards of Excellence recognize the outstanding achievements of individual members, chapters, councils and partners. Each year, awards are presented at the World Workplace event, honouring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the facilities management profession and the association. Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.


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