Jones Lang LaSalle has expanded its Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) offer in EMEA and launched a Solar Power Solutions team as part of its growing renewable energy services.
The team is led globally by Dave Gralnik who was recently appointed as Senior Vice President, Renewable Energy for this specialist area.
Lee Siddons, Jones Lang LaSalle's EMEA head of Renewable Energy will work with Erin Karsten, Associate Director in the firm's ESS team, who will be the market lead in the UK.
Commenting on the launch, Steve Cresswell, Jones Lang LaSalle's EMEA CFO and COO, said: "A growing number of our clients across the region are exploring the potential of leasing rooftop space to solar power generation companies and many of those clients have already sought our advice. This upsurge in interest has been stimulated by changes in legislation in many EMEA countries to promote solar power generation through the availability of financial incentives, allied with an increasing awareness of the importance of renewable energy."
He continued: "Dave's expertise in all aspects of solar power in commercial buildings, combined with Jones Lang LaSalle's deep resources in engineering and project management, allow us to provide local and worldwide solutions designed to meet each client's renewable energy objectives."
Dave Gralnik, Senior Vice President, ESS team, Jones Lang LaSalle, added: "With feed-in tariffs stimulating the solar market and a new focus on roof top systems, the timing for solar roof rentals couldn't be better in the EMEA region. By establishing the new Solar Power Solutions offer, we hope to bring added value to our clients over the coming months."
Jones Lang LaSalle's Solar Power team will provide the following services:
- Assessment of portfolios to determine the potential for generating power for property occupants to use or to sell to local utilities;
- Consideration of all cost/benefit factors, including taxes, incentives and financing options as well as upfront costs and operational savings;
- Negotiation of contracts for building owners, including power purchase agreements with occupants and/or lease agreements with solar developers (including utilities).
- Management of projects to ensure proper installation without disruption to tenants or employees;
- Conducting ongoing maintenance of solar arrays.
Source: Jones Lang LaSalle