British Council appoints CBRE as global property partner (UK)

CBRE, the global property advisor, has been appointed by the British Council to be its Global Property Partner providing real estate transaction, project management and property consultancy services worldwide.

The British Council, a Royal Charter charity, which specialises in international education and has its global headquarters in London, operates in 109 countries with over 7000 staff. CBRE will provide services across the British Council’s portfolio, which is in excess of two million ft² comprising 270 commercial properties including teaching centres and offices.

Angela Gibbins, Head, Global Estates, British Council, said: “After conducting a thorough global review, we are very much looking forward to working with CBRE as our Global Property Partner. CBRE will help us to streamline and speed up the delivery of capital projects and also optimise the efficiency of the portfolio.”

Alex Andel, Head of Client Solutions EMEA, CBRE, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the British Council. Our team is committed to providing the British Council with the best possible global real estate services delivery platform to support their business growth and change. We are able to bring together a combination of global governance and local transaction and project management specialists. As a result, we deliver high value, localised solutions whilst providing an agile central management and control and take ownership of our commitment to delivering quality and value.”

Source: FTI Consulting

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