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RICS partners for new report on FM in Europe

Researched by the multi-national built environment group Drees & Sommer, the report looks at major service providers operating across borders.

Interserve in Madrid win

Interserve has been awarded a £3.6m contract to deliver cleaning services and pest control at the campus of Autonoma University of Madrid.

ISS in five-year international win

An unnamed international manufacturing company will benefit from integrated facilities services across sites in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Bidvest reports on "unprecedented" year

The South African conglomerate has struggled with the impact of Covid-19 but that didn't dent its growing interest in the UK facilities services sector.

BGIS scoops Shell US deal

The integrated services provider has been Shell's maintenance partner in Canada since 2001.

Savills buys German FM business

The real estate advisory group has announced the proposed acquisition of a pair of property and facilities management firms.

Lessons from the US: influencing government

The High Performance Buildings Coalition, based in Washington, represents about 200 organisations involved in building efficiency, innovation and sustainability. Its key focus is the US Congress.

Serco in Hong Kong win

Serco has been awarded a three-year contract to provide support services to Kowloon East Cluster for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Serco secures extension at Perth hospital

Serco has signed a six-year contract extension with the government of Western Australia to continue delivering support services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

CBRE expands in Spain

CBRE has extended its FM presence in the country with the acquisition of a Barcelona-headquartered project and facilities management company.

Interserve in Madrid university win

Interserve has been awarded an £11m facilities management contract by Complutense University of Madrid.

BAM closes on prison contract

The construction to services group has reached financial close on a €194m contract for the design, build, finance and maintenance of a new prison in Belgium.

Ferrovial starts services division sales

The Spanish construction and infrastructure group has reached an agreement to sell Broadspectrum, its Australian services subsidiary.

Polyteck secures Pizza Express contract

Restaurant owner Jordana Group has appointed Polyteck to provide maintenance and FM services for sites in the United Arab Emirates.

Enova in multi-site Saudi Arabia win

The Veolia-backed energy and FM provider has secured a three-year deal covering 10 major shopping malls spread across the country.

Serco lands Dubai Airports deal

Serco Middle East has secured a new contract to deliver hospitality services at both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports.

2019: a good year for outsourcing

The value of outsourcing contracts of all types rose 10% in the EMEA region in 2019 as businesses sought to counter economic uncertainty by reducing costs and investing in new solutions.

CBRE buys Italian FM company

The CBRE Group has confirmed its acquisition of Coveri, a leading facilities management and technical engineering services company based in Milan.

WeWork outsources FM to JLL

As the troubled workspace provider moves to cut costs and enhance efficiency it has appointed JLL to take charge of the delivery of facilities services in the US and Canada.

ISS expands major Brisbane security contract

ISS Australia has extended its security contract with Brisbane Airport Corporation for a further three years, continuing a 20-year partnership. 

CBRE scoops global Novartis job

CBRE has been appointed as exclusive provider of real estate and facilities services for the pharmaceuticals group.

Macro to manage Superdry FM

The fashion retailer has awarded a multi-country managing agent contract to Macro.

Apleona to be sold: reports

Sources have told Reuters that Swedish investment group EQT will be looking at selling its facilities management business early next year.

Atalian Servest sells landscaping business

The French facilities services provider has signed a deal to sell its landscaping division to investors.

Derwent FM team in Irish win

Torc Housing Partnership has been selected as preferred tenderer for the second phase of the Irish government's social housing PPP programme, covering design through to ongoing service delivery.

Atalian Servest reports strong H1 growth

The Paris-headquartered facilities services business cites "an inflection in the group's performance" as revenue and profit show double-digit growth.

Sodexo names Slattery to global role

Margot Slattery, formerly country president for Sodexo in Ireland, is now the group's global chief diversity officer.

Farnek lands Dubai Airports deal

The UAE-based facilities management company will mobilise 800 staff to provide cleaning services on a new five-year contract.

JLL becomes major Archibus player

The argument that technology is the future of both property and facilities management just got stronger, as the real estate advisory firm becomes the largest licensed Archibus provider in Australia.

ISS signs five-year vested partnership

The group's latest vested deal is with an unnamed professional services business with 90 offices in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

ISS reports strong organic first-half growth

Copenhagen-headquartered facilities services group saw revenue climb by 5% over the first six months of 2019.

ISS Germany extends Vattenfall contract

The group has secured an extension to its integrated facility services contract until the end of 2021.

ISS divestment programme swings into action

The global facilities services provider says it is divesting in Israel in a move in line with its new focus on key accounts.

Investors take majority stake in Gardaworld

The Montreal-headquartered security services company, which last spring said it was contemplating a bid for the G4S group, has itself been majority acquired.

Serco signs Saudi support deal

Saudi Arabia's National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Serco.

Macro extends Middle East schools deal

Mace Macro has secured a three-year extension on its contract with Evolvence Knowledge Investments Limited.

ENGIE team closes major Canadian DBFO

The team has achieved financial close on the 33-year public-private partnership contract with Library and Archives Canada to design, build, finance, maintain and operate a new preservation facility.

ISS secures Danske Bank extension

The facilities services group has confirmed an extension of its global integrated services agreement until late 2022.

Compass buys to extend Nordic business

Compass Group has signed an agreement to acquire Fazer Food Services, which operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

ENGIE team in major Canadian energy win

Innovate Energy has closed a 35-year public-private partnership contract to modernise, maintain and operate the district energy system that heats and cools multiple buildings in Canada's capital region.

CBRE in multi-country integrated FM win

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions has signed a new five-year partnership agreement to provide services to NKT, a global supplier of turnkey AC/DC cable systems and products.

Elior in major Renault win

The catering group has won the contract to manage 20 of Renault's sites in France for the next three years following an 18-month tender process.

Cushman & Wakefield in US integrated FM win

The property services group has announced its appointment to provide Bank of the West with integrated facilities management services across the bank's 3.7m sq ft retail branch portfolio.

CBRE lands FM deal with global logistics client

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions has been appointed by Cargotec Oyj to integrate real estate services and facilities management into a global strategy.

ISS unlikely to renew Novartis deal

The Copenhagen-based facilities services group has made the unusual announcement that its current contract with the pharmaceuticals giant Novartis is unlikely to be extended.

Dussmann moves into Ireland

The multi-national multi-services group has added to its hard services capabilities with the acquisition of the Waterford-based STS Group.

Transguard secures embassy deal

The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has signed an agreement with the British Embassy to provide security services for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Cloudfm signs multi-year deal in Spain

Serunion, one of Spain's leading contract catering companies, has appointed the UK services provider on a five-year, €15m FM contract.

IFMA UK marks World FM Day with new report

The UK chapter of the International Facility Management Association has published a global outlook report featuring interviews with 12 FM leaders from around the world to coincide with FM's global celebration.

Sodexo names top FM trends to watch

The group's US business has singled out four themes that each cover a number of trends expected to shape facilities management in 2019.

MEFMA backs regulation of Middle East FM

The Middle East Facility Management Association is calling for a comprehensive regulatory framework that will enhance accountability and professionalism for the region's FM industry. 

Ireland gets a new FM business

Sensori, based in Dublin, has the backing of construction company John Sisk and hard services specialist Designer Group.

Danish Building and Property Agency names ISS as FM partner

Denmark's property enterprise and developer has confirmed the selection of ISS as their partner in wave 1 of the government's comprehensive integrated facility services outsourcing plan.

Sodexo deploys robots at US universities

Students at Northern Arizona University now have the convenience of receiving food delivered by robot, thanks to the catering service provider and its partner Starship Technologies.

ENGIE takes full control of Cofely BESIX FM

ENGIE has bought its Belgian partner's 50% holding in the Middle East facilities management business, which is now set to rebrand as ENGIE Cofely.

Serco named by Belgian MoD for integrated FM deal

The Belgian Ministry of Defence has appointed Serco on a 10-year facilities management contract covering two military bases.

BGIS sold to investors in $1bn deal

Brookfield, the global asset management group, has agreed to sell its integrated services division to the investment company CCMP Capital Advisors.

Urgent technology solution for AECOM

Urgent Technology has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply its facilities management software and services in the Netherlands for the global infrastructure firm.

Big names in venue services merge

AEG Facilities and SMG are coming together to create a new, standalone facilities management and venue services company operating across five continents.

ISS divests in Argentina and Uruguay

The Copenhagen headquartered facilities services group has sold its activities in both countries in line with its revised strategic direction.

New Asia Pac MD for Macro

Macro has announced the appointment of Megan Webb as managing director for the Asia Pacific region.

Cushman & Wakefield completes FM acquisition

The property services group has confirmed finalisation of its deal to buy the US facilities services provider Quality Solutions, Inc.

ISS and Vattenfall sign vested partnership deal

ISS has evolved it relationship with long-standing client Vattenfall by signing a seven-year Vested agreement covering the energy group's facilities across the Nordic countries.

Swisscom and ISS renew partnership

The Swiss telecoms group has renewed its facilities services agreement early, extending the contract for another five years.

JLL lands global FM deal with Merck

The property services group has won a multi-site contract to run office facilities management operations for the science and technology company.

UBS and ISS extend partnership to 2025

The financial services group and the facilities services provider have entered into a new seven-year agreement with effect from 1 January 2019.

KBR secures two US Army deals

The international services group has announced its appointment on two support contracts, one focused on Europe and the other on the Middle East.

CBRE and Excellerate announce joint venture

CBRE Excellerate will merge CBRE's FM operations in Africa and the Middle East with some of Excellerate's businesses, including corporate real estate services, FM, valuation and project management services plus property management outside of South Africa.

Cushman & Wakefield builds US FM capabilities

The real estate services group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Quality Solutions Inc, one of America's top facilities management firms specialising in on-demand maintenance and project management services.

ISS retains largest contract in Pacific Region

ISS Australia has extended its contract with Property NSW for five years, covering cleaning services to over 1,300 sites.

Farnek boasts Q3 success

The UAE-based facilities management company is reporting contract wins worth over £25m in the third quarter of the year, with a range of clients in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

OCS sells Vietnam business

The buyer is Aden, a China-headquartered facilities management group that operates across Asia.

Interserve takes to the stage in Qatar

Interserve has won a three-year contract to provide facilities management support to the Qatar National Theatre.

New MENAP ops director for Macro

Mace Macro has appointed Michael Coley as director of operations for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region.

PwC and ISS Netherlands partnership now Vested certified

After working together since 2015, PwC and ISS have entered a Vested agreement to formalise their outcome-based approach to service innovation and world-class workplace experiences.

Aldar takes ​complete control of Khidmah

Aldar Properties has extended its stake in one of the UAE's leading facilities management companies, taking its ownership up to 100%.

Emrill future post-Carillion secured

The UAE-based facilities management company, which has grown year on year since it was founded in 2002, looks set to continue on that track.

Integrated FM on the rise in Asia-Pacific

A booming construction market and the drive in the private and public sectors to build world-class infrastructure is putting new momentum into the integrated facilities management market in the developing economies of the region.

ISS to divest cleaning portfolio in The Netherlands

The global facilities services provider has reached an agreement to sell a non-core single-service cleaning portfolio to Dutch cleaning company CSU.

Serco signs £75m Australian FM deal

Serco has secured the renewal of its contract with the Australian Defence Force's Joint Logistics Command to continue providing Middle East Logistics and Base Support Services.

Sodexo comes top in Paris

You can't get much more iconic than this: Sodexo, which is headquartered in the French capital of course, has been appointed to manage multiple restaurants at the Eiffel Tower.

ISS to sell French hygiene business

ISS Facility Services has agreed to enter into exclusive discussions with Ortec Group with a view to divesting ISS Hygiène et Prévention, a leading provider of services to the French market.

Dussmann lands Germany-wide Oracle deal

Dussmann Group, one of the largest privately held multi-service providers in Germany, has been appointed to handle FM at 15 Oracle Deutschland sites.

ISS Netherlands lands five-year contract with EY

ISS has extended its relationship with business advisory group EY in a new integrated services win.

Mitie lands retail deal in Norway

Mitie has secured a facilities management and property services contract with Ahlsell to manage and maintain all store locations for the Norwegian specialist retailer.

Elior to acquire specialist US caterer

The Elior Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bateman Community Living from Compass.

ISS lands pair of hospital contracts in Turkey

The ISS Group's Turkey business has secured two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector.

Middle East FM: confidence with a bit of caution

"Continued confidence, but the start of a shift away from growth at any price, and perhaps a period of consolidation." So says Neil Everitt, BIFM senior international business development manager, of the GCC market outlook.

CBRE buys into FM in Israel

The property services group has sealed an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the Ramot Group, a leading facilities management provider in Israel.

Cloudfm in jv with Spanish provider

Cloudfm has formed a joint venture with a leading provider in the Spanish market, Optima Facility.

CBRE buys US facilities services business

The property services group says the acquisition of FacilitySource is a significant strengthening of its ability to deliver integrated solutions for occupier clients.

A grand project for someone

The pre-qualification period is underway for what might be a truly unique opportunity: providing facilities management and operational services for the $1bn Grand Egyptian Museum, currently rising out of the Giza Plateau.

Farnek reports string of FM wins

The UAE-based facilities management company has secured new contracts worth over £37m with major organisations throughout Dubai and the UAE.

ENGIE buys to extend airport FM services

The group's Swiss business has acquired Priora FM, a Geneva-based company that specialises in airport facilities management.

What next for Global FM?

BIFM and the RICS/IFMA coalition aren't the only facilities management bodies thinking about their development strategies. The 'membership group for FM membership groups' has also been invited to consider its future.

Details confirmed for EFMC 2018

The first week of June sees the 26th edition of the European Facility Management Conference open, this year in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Meeting the H&S challenge in the Middle East

It is World Day for Safety and Health at Work this Saturday, which may be fairly incongruous given that most of us will be relaxing at home; but is an important date in the H&S calendar nonetheless. Alex Davies reports from Abu Dhabi.

Atalian set to acquire Servest

The French facilities services group has agreed a deal to acquire Servest Limited, putting a value on the business of £540m.

Workplace Week New York plans confirmed

Following a successful six years in the UK, Workplace Week will arrive in New York this summer. The Advanced Workplace Associates fundraising event, supported by the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries Group, takes place 18 – 22 June.

Three-way tie

FM and property consultancy firms Agents4RM, BWA and Betapoint have signed a collaboration agreement to pool resources for working together on strategic and large projects.

North American FM market set for strong growth

New research indicates a likely annual growth rate of 13.5% through to 2024 as businesses pursue the benefits of outsourcing services and service management.

Gulf FM market to top £50bn by 2023

New research forecasts continued growth in the value of the facilities management market across six countries in the Middle East.

Singapore backs IoT developments for FM

International Enterprise Singapore, a government agency, has brought together two specialist companies with the goal of targeting new markets for an Internet of Things facilities management solution.

EFS lands integrated FM deal for Etihad Airways

EFS Facilities Services has been awarded a five-year integrated facilities management contract with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Polyteck secures new Qatar FM contract

The construction and facilities management firm has expanded its presence in the Middle East with a new Doha-based contract with commercial property services business Cushman & Wakefield.

Vinci Facilities renews nationwide French deal

The company has won a new five-year contract covering delivery of FM services for the French portfolio of engineering group Thales.

Carillion Canada sells more FM assets

The collapsed group's Canadian operation, currently under court protection while it manages down its business, has disposed of another block of major contracts.

Pair of Middle East wins for Serco

The support services group has won two significant FM contracts in recent weeks.

Macro lands Indian residential deal

The facilities management specialist has been appointed to manage The Crest, a luxury residential development of 765 units across six towers in Gurugram, India.

Interserve lands £10m multi-site cleaning deal

The support services and construction group has won a three-year contract to provide aircraft cleaning services for planes across multiple airports in Spain.

ISS Germany named best service provider

The group's German business has emerged at the top of a national poll to be recognised as Best Service Provider for Medium-Sized Companies 2018.

Johannesburg taking 4000 security guards in-house

One of South Africa's leading cities is reversing its reliance on outsourcing as it moves to bring security services in-house. Cleaning will be next.

Singapore rolls out smart bins

JTC, the Singapore government's development agency, has installed more than 40 solar-powered smart waste bins around its key commercial sites.

Carillion sells Canada operations

Investment company Fairfax Financial Holdings has struck a deal with Carillion Canada for the acquisition of key assets and the assumption of a number of liabilities.

OCS scoops UAE's largest healthcare FM contract

A major new hospital complex has handed over facilities management services to OCS Emirates, in a £77m deal.

Carillion Canada files for protection

Carillion's Canadian operations were not included in the company's mid-January liquidation and as of the 16th it was business-as-usual over there. Things don't look quite so positive now, however.

Facilities services in Nigeria: could do better

Interim results from an ongoing research project looking at facilities services in Nigeria indicate productivity is considerably below the best international performance levels.

Transguard secures £2.8m Dubai FM deal

Dubai-based property developer Omniyat has appointed the services provider to handle facilities management across a portfolio of commercial properties.

Huge food order for ISS

The support services business has signed a five-year deal with a major international food & beverage company.

Interserve gains in Spain

The support services and construction group has been awarded a £37m passenger support contract with Spanish airports operator AENA.

ISS extends HP deal

ISS has secured a three-year extension to its existing multi-country contract with technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Dutch FM bodies merge

The start of the New Year marked the formal merger of Facility Management Nederland, the professional association for the Dutch facilities sector, and benchmarking association Netherlands Facility Costs Index.

Union Properties to sell FM business

The Dubai-based property services group has announced plans for an initial public offering of all shares in its facilities management business, ServeU

ISS lands extended deal at Oz airports

ISS has signed a four-year contract to continue providing security services at Melbourne and Launceston for Australia Pacific Airports Corporation.

CBRE buys Italian services provider

The real estate advisory group has announced its acquisition of Geico Lender, a building engineering services provider operating throughout Italy.

Atalian unveils second US buy in a week

The Paris-headquartered facilities services group has announced the acquisition of Centaur Building Services, a mid-America cleaning and maintenance specialist.

French FM group continues US growth

Paris-headquartered Atalian Global Services has made a third acquisition in pursuit of its strategy to become a key player in the US market.

Technology and energy seen driving UAE FM

The adoption of new technologies and smart building solutions and the convergence of energy management services will be the major drivers of growth for the facilities management business in the UAE over the next three years.

EFS lands major Saudi deal

Dubai-based EFS Facilities Services has been awarded a three-year contract to launch an integrated facilities management programme at King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

Sodexo sails off with Bibby deal

UK-based Bibby Marine Services has awarded Sodexo a two-year contract to provide catering, housekeeping and laundry services.

ISS scoops Denmark's largest public sector FM deal

ISS has kicked off a six-year partnership with the Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation covering more than 500 sites.

Interserve extends retail job in Spain

Spanish travel retailer Dufry has awarded a three-year contract extension to the services provider.

G4S lands Brussels security deal

The group's Belgium business has won a six-year contract to provide security services at Brussels Airport, one of Europe's busiest travel hubs.

ISS secures major deal with Deutsche Telekom

The telecoms group has appointed ISS on a 10-year integrated facilities services contract covering 9000 sites across Germany.

Aramark makes two "transformative" acquisitions

The food and facilities services group has struck deals to buy two businesses in the US in moves that it says will deliver growth and strengthen its competitive position in key service areas.

KBR lands major MoD contract in the Middle East

The facilities and project management group has been appointed to deliver a "vast range" of hard and soft services across the UK Ministry of Defence estate in the wider Gulf region.

IFMA offers FM benchmarking report

The International Facility Management Association's FM Research and Benchmarking Institute has published benchmarks for FM professionals covering janitorial, maintenance and utility costs and sustainable practices.

GSH drives off with Jaguar US FM deal

GSH Group has secured a multi-year integrated facilities management contract with Jaguar Land Rover North America.

ISS signs pioneering contract in The Netherlands

ISS Netherlands has signed a unique deal with consultancy firm Accenture, the first of its type for ISS and the first in the country.

Australia names three big winners

The Australian government has awarded three major contracts for the provision of integrated property and facilities management services, each encompassing multiple government clients.

CBRE lands 150-site Australia deal

One of Australia's largest property groups, Charter Hall, has appointed CBRE to provide facilities management services for 153 office and industrial properties spread across the country.

Broadly positive outlook for FM in the Middle East

The third annual Business Confidence Monitor Middle East, conducted by BIFM in partnership with i-FM and FM EXPO, has revealed a consistently positive outlook and steady growth within the FM industry, with some key challenges ahead.

Abu Dhabi residential deal for Farnek

UAE-based Farnek has been awarded a one-year FM contract for the upmarket Al Rabiah development in Khalifa City A, a new development of three, four and five-bedroom villas.

ISS expands contract with Daimler

The support services group's specialist automotive business has won a new and enlarged contract at Daimler's major manufacturing site in Stuttgart.

ISS extends Telenor deal across Scandinavia

ISS has signed a letter of intent with the international telecoms group for the delivery of integrated facilities services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Saudi Arabia FM market set for strong growth

New research projects a 13% growth rate over the next five years, adding to this market's position as the largest in the region.

South Africa's Bidvest to buy Ireland's Noonan

The acquisition puts an enterprise value of €175m on the facilities services business, which trades throughout Ireland and the UK.

UAE FM market to top $19bn by 2022

The value of the FM market across the UAE is set to grow steadily over the next five years, driven by a growing focus on green buildings, rapid infrastructure development and planned mega-events such as World Expo 2020.

Japan moves into Australian services market

Programmed Maintenance, one of the biggest facilities services and staffing groups in Australia, has accepted a takeover approach from Japanese company Persol.

ABM buys major US soft services group

New York-headquartered ABM Industries has struck a deal to acquire GCA Services Group for $1.25bn in cash and shares.

Atalian buys Facilicom operations in France

Atalian has bought three businesses from the Dutch services group in a move to extend its reach in its home markets.

CBRE office named first WELL building in Spain

The real estate services group's Madrid office has been awarded Spain's first WELL Building Standard certification. 

Bouygues lands three-country FM deal

Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded an integrated FM contract covering multiple sites for the German technology group Bruker BioSpin.

ISS motors off with multi-site deal in France

The group's French business has won a 21-site contract with Italian car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automotive.

Atalian builds US business

The rapidly growing French FM provider has extended its US operations with the acquisition of a long-established cleaning services business.

African FM company makes first move into UK

The Johannesburg-headquartered Excellerate Services has acquired a majority stake in the Templewood Group, a UK cleaning and security services provider.

IFMA confirms new EU advisory board

The EU Advisory Board of the International Facility Management Association met for the first time at last week's inaugural World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo. Interestingly, there is no representation from UK FM.

BIFM launches Middle East FM Business Confidence Monitor

Research is now underway for the third annual Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor for the Middle East. All those working in FM and the wider industry are invited to join in the survey.

Apleona lands multi-country ABB deal

ABB, the Swiss-headquartered technology company, has awarded a five-year contract to Apleona HSG for facilities management services at more than 120 locations across Europe.

ISS secures five-year Ramboll deal

The engineering, design and consultancy company has appointed ISS to deliver integrated facility services to than 100 sites across the UK and Nordic countries.

Macro in Qatar education deal

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar has awarded Macro a five-year contract to provide facilities management services for independent schools.

IFMA recruits Europe Director

The International Facility Management Association has named Lara Paemen as Director, IFMA Europe.

Interserve schools win in Spain

The support services and construction group has secured a one-year contract to provide cleaning services for all public schools within the Granollers municipal area near Barcelona. 

Second big move in US as Elior buys caterer

The Elior Group has extended its platform in the North American contracted services market with the acquisition of the $70m Lancer Hospitality company.

ISS buys US catering business

The ISS Group is strengthening its services platform in North America with the acquisition of the California-based food services company Guckenheimer.

Big FM providers eye growth in SE Asia

Global service providers are increasingly looking for opportunities to collaborate with regional players as the demand for FM services in Southeast Asia is on a strong growth trend.

Takeover bid for Australia's Spotless Group

Spotless has an interesting history, marked by growth and the occasional set-back. Previously named as a possible target for Compass or Sodexo, it suddenly finds itself in an investor's sights.

Barclays to extend ISS global deal

The ISS Group reports it has signed heads of terms to extend its wide-ranging facilities services partnership with Barclays until 2022.

Serco preferred for long-term prison deal

The support services group has been named preferred bidder to operate the New Grafton Correctional Centre in New South Wales, Australia.

How technology is affecting FM on a global scale

New research from software company Service Works Group shows that technology is the driving force behind FM productivity and growth.

Disruption on the horizon for Australia's FM market

A new research study concludes that the impact of improved connectivity in the built environment, coupled with the need for greater FM efficiencies, is likely to cause significant disruption in the competitive positions of players in this market.

ISS in multi-country win with Shire

The global biotechnology company has awarded a new five-year contract to ISS, building on an existing relationship that now extends to 40 countries.

ENGIE scoops 10-year deal in Canada

ENGIE has been appointed to provide a range of FM services at four operating, maintenance and storage facilities for York Region Transit.

Atalian builds position in Eastern Europe FM market

The ambitious French group has acquired AB Facility, the FM leader in the Czech Republic and number two in the neighbouring Slovak market.

Expanded SAS deal takes off for Coor

Sweden's FM specialist has signed a new six-year contract with Scandinavian Airlines covering sites in its home country, as well as Norway and Denmark.

ENGIE seals largest TFM contract in Greece

ENGIE Hellas has won a five-year contract with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in what is said to be the largest deal of its kind in the country.

Servest to donate FM business to hospital

The Servest Group is to establish a dedicated FM company to support Johannesburg's new Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, handing the business over to the hospital in three years' time.

Macro in multi-national deal with Standard Chartered

The FM specialist has won a new contract with Standard Chartered Bank that will see it operating in South America and Pakistan while expanding its role in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Brookfield completes Canadian FM buy

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions has completed the acquisition of SNC-Lavalin's facilities management business in Canada.

French FM market set for strong growth

A new market research study of the demand for outsourced FM services in France predicts an annual growth rate of nearly 10% over the next seven years.

World FM Day 2017 set for 17 May

Global FM, the alliance for facilities management associations worldwide, has named 17 May 2017 as the date for the next World FM Day.

ISS lands 24-year deal in Israel

ISS Israel's Inflight Catering Services business has won a new contract to provide airline meals at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel's main international airport.

Rentokil Initial reveals joint venture

The service provider has partnered with German group Haniel & Cie to create a new workwear and hygiene business for the European market.

Heath makes top 10 Middle East FM power list

Bill Heath, Chairman of Macro and Managing Director of Macro International, has been voted the ninth most influential individual in the facilities management industry in the Middle East.

Three wins for Macro Technical Services

Macro's Technical Services business has secured a deal with a new client and two extensions with existing clients in Dubai.

Hill International wins ADNOC FM deal

Construction risk specialist Hill International has won a three-year contract to provide FM services for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

ISS grows resources in Germany

The Copenhagen-headquartered group has struck a deal to buy the German hard services company EVANTEC GmbH. 

BIFM officially launches in the Middle East

Today marks the official launch of BIFM in the United Arab Emirates, amidst 'great opportunity' in the region.

ISS sells one business, buys another

The ISS group has sold its security services operations in Finland in line with its strategy of focusing service capabilities on the needs of its target customers.

Serco lands deal at Dubai Airport

Serco's Middle East business has been awarded a six-year contract with Dubai Airports to maintain and support airport buildings and infrastructure.

Broadspectrum signs Australia courts deal

The multi-services group has been awarded a five-year contract by Western Australia's Department of Corrective Services for court security and custodial services.

ISS holds steady

The facilities services group has published a set of solid figures covering the first nine months of the year.

Macro wins new contract in Dubai free zone

Dubai's commodities trade organisation DMCC has awarded a three-year integrated facilities management contract at a new commercial tower to the FM specialist.

Macro lands UAE schools deal

The facilities management company has secured a three-year integrated FM contract with Evolvence Knowledge Investments to manage three schools in the United Arab Emirates.

Macro appoints APAC MD

Manny Sagar has been appointed Managing Director for the FM provider's Asia-Pacific region.

ISS takes to the stage in Norway

ISS has won a major multi-service contract with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, that country's largest performing arts institution.

Post-sale Middle East deal for Bilfinger

Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, has signed  a joint venture agreement with FM services provider Apleona, the recently rebranded Bilfinger Facility Management and Building Services.

North America FM market looks set for strong growth

An increasing emphasis on process optimisation and improved energy efficiency will be the primary drivers behind market growth that is expected to top 13% per annum.

European FM set for greater revenue

A new report by credit ratings business Moody's Investor Service has claimed that organic revenue in the EMEA facilities management sector will grow over the next two years due to the increasing popularity of outsourcing.

Wins in US and Netherlands for ISS

The ISS group has secured new integrated facilities services contracts in the Netherlands and the United States.

Macro scoops Oman museum contract

The FM provider has been awarded a four-year contract to provide FM services for the new premises of Oman's National Museum.

Kidd to head ISS Sweden

Gary Kidd, formerly Chief Operating Officer of ISS UK, has been appointed as the new Country Manager for ISS Sweden.

Art of the deal for MAB

MAB Facilities Management has won its biggest ever contract, a five-year deal with Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Strong growth projected for UAE FM market

New market research projects steady growth for the facilities management industry in the United Arab Emirates at least through to 2021.

Busy days in Dubai

FM markets in the Middle East are on the rise, with Dubai still leading the pack.

Merger creates largest security services business in the US

AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America have finalised their merger, forming Allied Universal, a company with a full national reach.

Carillion jv achieves financial close on Irish schools contract

The joint venture team is now ready to move ahead on the Irish Schools Bundle 5 Public Private Partnership project, which has an estimated value to Carillion of £190m.

BAM signs for emergency services centre

BAM Deutschland has won a long-term PPP contract to deliver a new Fire and Rescue Services Centre in Leverkusen, north of Cologne.

G4S lands deal at Kuwait Airport

The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has awarded a two-year contract to G4S for the provision of enhanced security at Kuwait International Airport.

BIFM looks at international markets

The BIFM has published 'Outsourcing Across Borders', its latest FM Leaders Forum discussion paper and the first from the Institute's International Special Interest Group.

ENGIE in Canadian healthcare win

ENGIE Services has secured a 32-year contract to deliver integrated facilities management services at William Osler Health System's Etobicoke General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

Brookfield buys US FM specialist

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions has struck a deal to acquire McKinstry FMS, an FM service provider specialising in critical environments and data centres.

ISS France lands a series of major deals

The group's French division has secured a number of new contracts over the past couple of months, all covering multiple years and most multiple sites.

Carillion jv scoops Middle East accolades

Emrill, a three-way joint venture between Carillion, Al Futtaim and Emaar Properties, has come top in three categories at the recent Facilities Management Middle East Awards.

Macro bags three Middle East citations

The facilities management company has won three Highly Commended accolades at the 2016 Middle East Facilities Management Awards, for Overall FM Company of the Year, FM Consultancy of the Year and Engineering Service of the Year.

IFMA plans World Workplace Europe

IFMA has confirmed the date and location for the debut of its conference and exhibition franchise in Europe: 10-11 May, 2017, in Barcelona.

Bilfinger sells property and FM division

The German construction and services group has brought an end to months of speculation with the announcement that it has sold its building and facilities business in a 1.2bn euro deal.

Interserve extends Spanish rail deal

Spain's national train operator, RENFE Viajeros, has extended its customer support services contract with Interserve for another year.

Aramark in 10 year Cologne Trade Fair deal

Aramark has secured a contract with Germany's Koelnmesse, the organisation that operates the Cologne Trade Fair, one of the largest exhibition and conference centres in the world.

FM in the Middle East remains upbeat about its prospects

The facilities management sector in the Middle East is optimistic about prospects for growth over the coming year, despite some uncertainty about the economy in the region.

BIFM to offer support for FMs in the UAE

The British Institute of Facilities Management has been granted a licence to operate from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and will be providing its educational programme to support the FM profession and BIFM members in the United Arab Emirates.

Kingdom establishes base to grow in India

The St Helens-headquartered services group has acquired the Indian security company Capital Guarding Services, a 500-strong business based in Kerala.

Servest and Atalian launch Euro jv

The 50/50 owned joint venture business, operating as Atalian Servest Ltd, will be looking to offer integrated FM services to both existing and new customers across national boundaries.

Ferrovial cracks Australian market

The Madrid-headquartered construction to services group has found its way into the Australian services marketplace, as its offer for Broadspectrum goes unconditional.

ENGIE extends FM role in Canada

ENGIE Services has been awarded an expansion to an existing contract with Defence Construction Canada to provide facilities maintenance and support services for a range of military buildings.

Sheard to head APAC countries for OCS

Jane Sheard, currently CEO of Facilities Services UK at OCS, is to become CEO for the company's interests in Australia, New Zealand and China from 1 May.

Atalian continues expansion with Balkans buy

The Paris-headquartered facilities services specialist says it is now the leading FM provider in the Balkans following its acquisition of Luxor Group.

IFMA and RICS seek 'to unify FM across the globe'

New collaboration between the International Facility Management Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors aims to transform the global facilities management industry.

CBRE lands Vestas global FM deal

The global wind energy company has appointed CBRE to provide integrated facilities management across its worldwide property portfolio.

CBRE lands Nordic brief

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed CBRE to manage a 290-property portfolio in the Nordic region.

City Refrigeration moves into US

The low-profile M&E and FM services business has established a US presence in Florida following the signing of a new contract with a major regional retail chain.

ISS: on show in Dusseldorf for four more years

The Messe Dusseldorf Group has extended its service contract with ISS Germany for another four years.

Sodexo signs huge FM deal with Rio Tinto

Sodexo has been awarded a 10-year integrated facilities management contract with the global mining company, covering numerous sites in Australia's Pilbara region.

Macro lands multi state deal in US

Verint Systems has appointed Macro to provide integrated facilities management services covering the IT company's entire supply chain.

ISS in 24-country pharmaceuticals deal

Global pharmaceuticals company Novartis has significantly expanded its partnership with the ISS Group to cover all sites across 24 countries in Europe.

Rolls-Royce treatment for ISS

Rolls-Royce has appointed the ISS Group to deliver integrated facilities services at sites in the Americas and Asia.

Life goes on at Bilfinger

Germany's engineering and services group has sold its Water Technologies division, while it continues to consider offers for its more strategically significant property and FM businesses.

Broadspectrum says no to Ferrovial offer

The Australian multi-service group has advised its shareholders to reject an unsolicited takeover bid from the Madrid-headquartered Ferrovial.

ISS lands extension with PostNord

The ISS Group has won a major contract expansion and extension with logistics company PostNord, almost tripling the size of the deal.

Dubai World Trade Centre deal for Macro

Macro has won a three-year contract with the Dubai World Trade Centre to manage facilities and fit-out services for the first completed office building at the Dubai Trade Centre District.

Atalian extends international reach with Temco buy

Paris-headquartered FM services provider Atalian has acquired Temco Facility Services, gaining a presence in the US market and further resources in several European markets.

BAM closes Irish courts PPP contract

Ireland's National Development Finance Agency has confirmed the contract award and the start of construction to deliver courthouse facilities in seven locations around the country.

Ferrovial aims to buy into Australian market

The Madrid-headquartered construction to services group has submitted a takeover offer for Australia's Broadspectrum group.

CBRE secures expanded role with Keysight

Keysight Technologies has expanded its relationship with CBRE, adding new services to a contract that covers 145 sites in 30 countries.

Abu Dhabi park win for Macro

Macro has signed a three-year facilities management contract with Al Ain Properties to operate the newly opened Mushrif Central Park.

G4S signs global deal with Huawei Technologies

G4S has signed a five-year, multi-national security services deal with the Chinese telecommunications technology giant.

Sodexo finds success offshore

The service provider has won a deal to run offshore facilities management services for Shell Australia at the Prelude Floating Liquefield Natural Gas (FLNG) site.

ISS drives off with extended Porsche deal

ISS Germany has won a three-year extension to its facility services contract with Porsche, which includes two landmark buildings.

Elior boosts US business

Elior Group has announced the acquisition of ABL Management, a Louisiana-based provider of catering services to the correctional and higher education markets.

Carillion seals three deals in Canada

Carillion and a subsidiary business have won support services contracts for oil sector customers, including Shell and Canadian Natural Resources Limited, together with a maintenance and hard FM contract for the Department of National Defence Canada.

Macro lands FM deal at Doha's DECC

Macro has won a three-year contract with Venue Pro Management to provide managed services and CAFM support to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Qatar.

Securitas buys major electronic security business

In a deal that illustrates where the security industry is headed, ie adding major technology capabilities to the traditional manned guarding solution, Securitas is to acquire Diebold's electronic security business in North America.

Aon Euro portfolio deal for JLL

The international insurance group has awarded JLL a five-year integrated facilities management contract covering multiple sites on the Continent.

ISS wins back Danish Broadcasting Corporation contract

ISS Denmark has regained its former role as service provider to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR with the signing of a new three-year contract.

Vodafone rings Strabag

Vodafone has awarded a five-year FM contract spanning its entire German property portfolio to Strabag Property and Facility Services.

JLL names new COO for EMEA IFM

JLL has appointed Yash Kapila as Chief Operating Officer for its Integrated Facilities Management division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

ISS: New Zealand company of the year

ISS has been named New Zealand's facilities management company of the year for the second year running.

Landmark to get 'world-first' management system

Sydney Opera House has named global professional services firm AECOM to lead a team that will deliver a groundbreaking interface between traditional building management control systems, building information databases and building information modelling.

Elior grows US catering business

Elior has acquired Starr Restaurant Catering Group as a part of its strategy to grow its presence in US markets.

Saudi Arabia: FM's next big growth market?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia could be exceptionally fertile ground. The market is beginning to wake to the value of good practice in FM, and that's attracting official backing in various forms.

ABM renews AEG venue deal

The US-headquartered facilities services provider has renewed its partnership with global sports and entertainment venue operator AEG.

Elior grows concessions business

The catering and support services company has taken 100% control of its concessions joint venture in a move designed to cement its position as a global player in this market.

Bristol-Myers US FM deal for JLL

The property services group has been appointed by pharmaceuticals company Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide facilities management and occupancy planning services in the US and Puerto Rico.

JLL names head of IFM for MENA

The property services group has appointed Phil Batty as its new Head of Integrated Facilities Management for Middle East and North Africa.

Madrid conference date confirmed

The second annual international conference for the facilities management community will take place in September in Spain.

Emrill lands Dubai Airports contract

Dubai-headquartered Emrill has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning and janitorial services for Dubai Airports.

ISS secures major deal with Danish Railways

DSB has awarded a five-year, multi site integrated facilities services contract to ISS Denmark.

KTH acquires majority stake in Servest Group

The investment company Kagiso Tiso Holdings has acquired a 51% shareholding in South Africa's Servest Group, majority owner of Servest UK.

ISS strengthens organisational structure

The ISS Group has unveiled a new and strengthened organisational structure to increase customer focus.

BIFM in Malaysia venture

The British Institute of Facilities Management is to collaborate with the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia seeking out ways to develop, support and enrich the local FM profession.

BAM preferred for Irish courts PPP

A BAM team has been named as preferred bidder for the development of four new courthouses and the refurbishment and extension of three existing court buildings.

BIFM launches first African regional group

The British Institute of Facilities Management has announced the creation of a new regional community group in Nigeria to support BIFM members there and the wider facilities management profession in the region.

International standard for FM to go ahead

A new international standard for facilities management has been formally approved to proceed into development by the International Organisation for Standardisation following a poll of its 159 member organisations.

ABM lands US Kuehne + Nagel contract

ABM, one of the largest FM operators in the US, has secured a nationwide contract to provide building and facilities management services for international logistics group Kuehne + Nagel.

German and Spanish groups back new service provider

Dussmann Group, headquartered in Berlin, and Madrid's Grupo EULEN have teamed up to back ideafm, a new service delivery business with capabilities in 32 countries.

Carillion expands Canadian support services operation

Carillion has acquired 100% of the share capital of the privately owned Outland Group, a leading provider of remote-site accommodation and associated services operating across Canada.

Nordic FM group confirms float plans

Coor Service Management, one of the largest FM groups in the Nordic region, has announced its intention to launch an IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange.

Macro extends role with Citrix

The global software provider has extended Macro's brief under a three-year FM contract to include eight additional offices in six countries.

MEFMA and IW team up for H&S training

The Middle East Facility Management Association has announced a new partnership with learning and development specialist International Workplace that will see MEFMA expand its range of courses in the GCC region and beyond.

JLL acquires Australia's Five D

The global real estate services provider has extended its FM and related services capabilities with the acquisition of Australia's largest privately owned corporate services specialist.

The future is bright say Middle East FMs

New research has found facilities managers in the Middle East reporting a strongly positive outlook, both in terms of expectations for business growth and their own career prospects.

Balfour Beatty team scoops Irish PPP

Ireland is to benefit from 14 new primary care centres following the selection of a preferred bidder for the country's first healthcare PPP project.

ISS expands partnership with Danske Bank

ISS has won a major expansion of its existing partnership with Danske Bank, adding up to the company's largest FM contract to date.

Brookfield Johnson Controls to rebrand

Brookfield Asset Management has confirmed that its FM businesses in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be rebranded as Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions.

CBRE still on the acquisition trail

The property services group has acquired Environmental Systems Inc, a major systems integrator and provider of energy management services in the United States.

ISS expands Czech deal

ISS Czech Republic has been named exclusive service provider for electricity and gas group RWE, retaining its existing contract and securing an extension into a second region.

Major deal blooms in landscaping sector

The Landscape Group, one of the biggest service providers in the UK market, has been acquired by the leading French grounds maintenance operator Idverde.

JLL targeting African FM market

?The property services group has announced plans to expand its integrated facilities management services in Africa, describing the Sub-Saharan region as a priority for long-term growth.

Sodexo lands global contract with US Army

Sodexo's US business reports that the group has been selected as a prime contractor by the Army Corps of Engineers to support Department of Defense medical facilities with operations and maintenance services worldwide.

Cofely Besix docks in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Ports Company has awarded Cofely Besix Facility Management a three-year contract at its largest port and industrial zone to date.

New Head of Sales at ECS

European Customer Synergy, the Brussels-headquartered facilities management provider, has appointed Gordon Adams as Head of Sales.

Cofely in 25 year deal in Canada

A Cofely team has secured the $160m public-private partnership contract for the new Civic Operations Center in Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Macro heads to university

The UAE's University of Sharjah has appointed Macro to provide facilities management helpdesk services.

Quess buys Aramark's India business

The Thomas Cook-owned Quess Group has entered into agreement to acquire Aramark India, though the terms of the deal have not been revealed.

CBRE boasts strong growth in FM

CBRE Group says its facilities management service line achieved strong growth in 2014, with 32 new or expanded long-term contracts.

Brookfield plans global FM business

International property powerhouse Brookfield Asset Management is to merge four regional facilities management businesses as the first move in building its own global service delivery capability.

Cofely Besix lands first data centre deal

The UAE-based Cofely Besix Facility Management has been awarded a substantial data centre maintenance contract.

Oz FM merger plan rejected

Not every M&A proposal in the facilities services marketplace is welcomed. Programmed, a major player in Australia, received a quick 'no thank you' following its late December overture to competitor Skilled Group.

Enterprising Aramark lands Irish deal

Enterprise Ireland has awarded the company a four-year contract to provide a range of facilities management services.

International FM Report tackles Asia

If you are in facilities management, Asia is an incredibly exciting place to be right now. That's the theme running through the latest addition to our growing exploration of FM around the world.


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FM post-crisis: a global perspective

What began as a crisis of health is now having widespread global economic and social impact. The way we work and live has changed.

International FM: the Sri Lankan experience

The future of facilities management in Sri Lanka could be shaped by Chinese investment, Sienna Emanuel reports

Building innovation on international expertise

Phil Smith offers some advice on moving into, and benefiting from, international partnerships in a fast-changing FM sector.

Transparency: the key to better buildings

In Poland, a major contractor has been working with a local building technology specialist to implement new solutions to the age-old problem of transparency of information. Even operating costs can be accurately predicted now.

A brief history of Carillion

Recently, Carillion reported pre-tax losses of £1.153m for the first half of 2017. It is the latest chapter in the sometimes tumultuous history of one of the FM market's most active businesses.

Five Factors Driving Growth in FM

As business is flourishing globally with growth detected across all markets and regions, the demand for facilities management outsourcing is increasing.

Sleeping Giant Awakes

Saudi Arabia has the potential to be far and away the largest FM market in the Gulf region. Trends in both the private and public sectors suggest that it is now poised to realise that potential and shed its historic low-cost, low-quality image.

Eastern Promise

Jonathan Holley, Director of Shared Services at SGP Property and Facilities Management, reports from the first national FM conference in Malaysia.

Global FM Makeover

i-FM caught up with Global FM Chairman Duncan Waddell in Australia last week to hear how 'the association for associations' has re-built itself with a clearer focus on goals and outcomes.

Middle East Success Story

After Macro International's fifth win of the FM Consultancy of the Year Award in the UAE, Jessica Jarlvi talks to MD Bill Heath.

Keane on FM

IFMA's new President and CEO, Tony Keane, shares his vision for the organisation's next 30 years.

Winds of Change

When Paul Yearley declared two years ago that we were on the brink of a flood of new international FM deals, people stopped and listened.

Procuring FM in Europe

Dave Wilson argues that two new trends will fundamentally affect the industry.

European FM: The Ground is Being Prepared Now

Fred Kloet writes: Our profession used to be so simple. We worked in a clearly framed national facilities management market, within familiar laws and budgets, established networks and trends that generally followed national economic trends.

Step by Step Approach

Can't buy what you need and don't want to grow your own? Cable & Wireless has a solution. It is working with a provider to build an FM network that will span its European offices. Elliott Chase talked with C&W's Roger Hitchcock.


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