Jones Lang LaSalle has announced that it has been selected by Microsoft Corporation as its preferred worldwide provider of real estate transaction and project management services.
The new assignment, which excludes the companyâ€™s corporate
headquarters in the greater Seattle area, covers approximately 8.0 million sq.ft (743,200mÂ²) of property in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Specifically, Jones Lang LaSalle will manage Microsoftâ€™s lease acquisitions, dispositions and renewals, as well as supervise the build-out of interior field office space. The firm will also
provide integrated Account Management services to coordinate all worldwide activity.
â€œWe selected Jones Lang LaSalle because they were the only service provider that offered consistent integrated service delivery and a sophisticated information technology system to streamline Microsoftâ€™s real estate transaction and project management services worldwide,â€ says James Ableson, Manager of US and International Real Estate for Microsoft Corporation.
â€œUtilizing the efficiencies of a single service provider will allow our Field Real Estate organization to operate at a more strategic level, to ensure we effectively translate the needs of our diverse business functions into the optimum real estate solutions for Microsoftâ€™s employees.â€
Thomas Wilkinson, International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, will assume responsibility for the assignment as Global Account Manager for Microsoft. A senior leadership team at Jones Lang LaSalle will support Mr. Wilkinson on an ongoing basis.
â€œWe are extremely pleased that Microsoft selected Jones Lang LaSalle as its preferred real estate service provider,â€ says Chris Peacock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. â€œWe look forward to providing Microsoft with our thought leadership, international market knowledge, expansive geographic coverage and access to other specialty services to help them maximize their long-term real estate objectives.â€
(source: Jones Lang LaSalle)