Serco’s Australian FM business has won a place on a maintenance services framework for sites in New South Wales.
The group’s US business has announced a programme to reduce by 50% all food waste produced in facilities where it provides FM services.
The New York-headquartered group is set to acquire San Francisco-based Able Services, in an $830m cash deal.
In the US, the Compass Group division has rebranded to reflect its increasing commitment to a wider facilities management offering.
The Belgian Ministry of Defence has appointed the company to manage facility services at the Royal School of Non-Commissioned Officers in Saffraanberg.
Norwegian energy company Equinor has appointed ISS to deliver services at 12 sites.
ISS Facility Services and the Danish Ministry of Defence Estate Agency have entered into an agreement to exit the partnership contract between the two parties.
With its ‘does what it says on the tin’ name, the Facilities Management Business Unit will provide a new platform to enhance existing FM contracts and broaden capabilities in the Asia-Pac region.
Bill Heath, a well-known figure in UK and Middle East FM, has taken on a new role.
SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with the leading cleaning product provider in Spain.
The property services group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire hard FM specialist Intego A/S.
SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with I.E. Mittwoch & Sons, a leading provider of robotic solutions in Israel.
The group has entered into an agreement to divest its activities in four Eastern European countries.
Grupo SUEZ has appointed the firm on a five-year contract covering more than 900 sites.
The facilities services group is to start negotiations with the Danish Ministry of Defence Estate Agency which could see the early end of a major contract.
Spanish multinational financial services company BBVA has extended this 13-year partnership.
The group has replicated its pandemic-driven UK strategy in the US market.
The US-headquartered group will provide FM consultancy services for more than 4000 sites.
The buyer says it will leverage the company’s countrywide coverage and client base to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia.
The support services group has reached agreement to acquire Sydney-headquartered Facilities First Australia Holdings.
Researched by the multi-national built environment group Drees & Sommer, the report looks at major service providers operating across borders.
Interserve has been awarded a £3.6m contract to deliver cleaning services and pest control at the campus of Autonoma University of Madrid.
An unnamed international manufacturing company will benefit from integrated facilities services across sites in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
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.
The integrated services provider has been Shell's maintenance partner in Canada since 2001.
The real estate advisory group has announced the proposed acquisition of a pair of property and facilities management firms.
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 has been awarded a three-year contract to provide support services to Kowloon East Cluster for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Serco has signed a six-year contract extension with the government of Western Australia to continue delivering support services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
CBRE has extended its FM presence in the country with the acquisition of a Barcelona-headquartered project and facilities management company.
Interserve has been awarded an £11m facilities management contract by Complutense University of Madrid.
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.
The Spanish construction and infrastructure group has reached an agreement to sell Broadspectrum, its Australian services subsidiary.
Restaurant owner Jordana Group has appointed Polyteck to provide maintenance and FM services for sites in the United Arab Emirates.
The Veolia-backed energy and FM provider has secured a three-year deal covering 10 major shopping malls spread across the country.
Serco Middle East has secured a new contract to deliver hospitality services at both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports.
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.
The CBRE Group has confirmed its acquisition of Coveri, a leading facilities management and technical engineering services company based in Milan.
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 Australia has extended its security contract with Brisbane Airport Corporation for a further three years, continuing a 20-year partnership.
CBRE has been appointed as exclusive provider of real estate and facilities services for the pharmaceuticals group.
The fashion retailer has awarded a multi-country managing agent contract to Macro.
Sources have told Reuters that Swedish investment group EQT will be looking at selling its facilities management business early next year.
The French facilities services provider has signed a deal to sell its landscaping division to investors.
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.
The Paris-headquartered facilities services business cites "an inflection in the group's performance" as revenue and profit show double-digit growth.
Margot Slattery, formerly country president for Sodexo in Ireland, is now the group's global chief diversity officer.
The UAE-based facilities management company will mobilise 800 staff to provide cleaning services on a new five-year contract.
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.
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.
Copenhagen-headquartered facilities services group saw revenue climb by 5% over the first six months of 2019.
The group has secured an extension to its integrated facility services contract until the end of 2021.
The global facilities services provider says it is divesting in Israel in a move in line with its new focus on key accounts.
The Montreal-headquartered security services company, which last spring said it was contemplating a bid for the G4S group, has itself been majority acquired.
Saudi Arabia's National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Serco.
Mace Macro has secured a three-year extension on its contract with Evolvence Knowledge Investments Limited.
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.
The facilities services group has confirmed an extension of its global integrated services agreement until late 2022.
Compass Group has signed an agreement to acquire Fazer Food Services, which operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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 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.
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.
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 Global Workplace Solutions has been appointed by Cargotec Oyj to integrate real estate services and facilities management into a global strategy.
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.
The multi-national multi-services group has added to its hard services capabilities with the acquisition of the Waterford-based STS Group.
The Dubai-headquartered Transguard Group has signed an agreement with the British Embassy to provide security services for locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Serunion, one of Spain's leading contract catering companies, has appointed the UK services provider on a five-year, €15m FM contract.
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.
The group's US business has singled out four themes that each cover a number of trends expected to shape facilities management in 2019.
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.
Sensori, based in Dublin, has the backing of construction company John Sisk and hard services specialist Designer Group.
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.
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 has bought its Belgian partner's 50% holding in the Middle East facilities management business, which is now set to rebrand as ENGIE Cofely.
The Belgian Ministry of Defence has appointed Serco on a 10-year facilities management contract covering two military bases.
Brookfield, the global asset management group, has agreed to sell its integrated services division to the investment company CCMP Capital Advisors.
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.
AEG Facilities and SMG are coming together to create a new, standalone facilities management and venue services company operating across five continents.
The Copenhagen headquartered facilities services group has sold its activities in both countries in line with its revised strategic direction.
Macro has announced the appointment of Megan Webb as managing director for the Asia Pacific region.
The property services group has confirmed finalisation of its deal to buy the US facilities services provider Quality Solutions, Inc.
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.
The Swiss telecoms group has renewed its facilities services agreement early, extending the contract for another five years.
The property services group has won a multi-site contract to run office facilities management operations for the science and technology company.
The financial services group and the facilities services provider have entered into a new seven-year agreement with effect from 1 January 2019.
The international services group has announced its appointment on two support contracts, one focused on Europe and the other on the Middle East.
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.
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 Australia has extended its contract with Property NSW for five years, covering cleaning services to over 1,300 sites.
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.
The buyer is Aden, a China-headquartered facilities management group that operates across Asia.
Interserve has won a three-year contract to provide facilities management support to the Qatar National Theatre.
Mace Macro has appointed Michael Coley as director of operations for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region.
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 Properties has extended its stake in one of the UAE's leading facilities management companies, taking its ownership up to 100%.
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.
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.
The global facilities services provider has reached an agreement to sell a non-core single-service cleaning portfolio to Dutch cleaning company CSU.
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.
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 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 Group, one of the largest privately held multi-service providers in Germany, has been appointed to handle FM at 15 Oracle Deutschland sites.
ISS has extended its relationship with business advisory group EY in a new integrated services win.
Mitie has secured a facilities management and property services contract with Ahlsell to manage and maintain all store locations for the Norwegian specialist retailer.
The Elior Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bateman Community Living from Compass.
The ISS Group's Turkey business has secured two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector.
"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.
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 has formed a joint venture with a leading provider in the Spanish market, Optima Facility.
The property services group says the acquisition of FacilitySource is a significant strengthening of its ability to deliver integrated solutions for occupier clients.
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.
The UAE-based facilities management company has secured new contracts worth over £37m with major organisations throughout Dubai and the UAE.
The group's Swiss business has acquired Priora FM, a Geneva-based company that specialises in airport facilities management.
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.
The first week of June sees the 26th edition of the European Facility Management Conference open, this year in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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.
The French facilities services group has agreed a deal to acquire Servest Limited, putting a value on the business of £540m.
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.
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.
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.
New research forecasts continued growth in the value of the facilities management market across six countries in the Middle East.
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 Facilities Services has been awarded a five-year integrated facilities management contract with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
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.
The company has won a new five-year contract covering delivery of FM services for the French portfolio of engineering group Thales.
The collapsed group's Canadian operation, currently under court protection while it manages down its business, has disposed of another block of major contracts.
The support services group has won two significant FM contracts in recent weeks.
The facilities management specialist has been appointed to manage The Crest, a luxury residential development of 765 units across six towers in Gurugram, India.
The support services and construction group has won a three-year contract to provide aircraft cleaning services for planes across multiple airports in Spain.
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.
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.
JTC, the Singapore government's development agency, has installed more than 40 solar-powered smart waste bins around its key commercial sites.
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.
A major new hospital complex has handed over facilities management services to OCS Emirates, in a £77m deal.
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.
Interim results from an ongoing research project looking at facilities services in Nigeria indicate productivity is considerably below the best international performance levels.
Dubai-based property developer Omniyat has appointed the services provider to handle facilities management across a portfolio of commercial properties.
The support services business has signed a five-year deal with a major international food & beverage company.
The support services and construction group has been awarded a £37m passenger support contract with Spanish airports operator AENA.
ISS has secured a three-year extension to its existing multi-country contract with technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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.
The Dubai-based property services group has announced plans for an initial public offering of all shares in its facilities management business, ServeU
ISS has signed a four-year contract to continue providing security services at Melbourne and Launceston for Australia Pacific Airports Corporation.
The real estate advisory group has announced its acquisition of Geico Lender, a building engineering services provider operating throughout Italy.
The Paris-headquartered facilities services group has announced the acquisition of Centaur Building Services, a mid-America cleaning and maintenance specialist.
Paris-headquartered Atalian Global Services has made a third acquisition in pursuit of its strategy to become a key player in the US market.
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.
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.
UK-based Bibby Marine Services has awarded Sodexo a two-year contract to provide catering, housekeeping and laundry services.
ISS has kicked off a six-year partnership with the Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation covering more than 500 sites.
Spanish travel retailer Dufry has awarded a three-year contract extension to the services provider.
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.
The telecoms group has appointed ISS on a 10-year integrated facilities services contract covering 9000 sites across Germany.
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.
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.
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 Group has secured a multi-year integrated facilities management contract with Jaguar Land Rover North America.
ISS Netherlands has signed a unique deal with consultancy firm Accenture, the first of its type for ISS and the first in the country.
The Australian government has awarded three major contracts for the provision of integrated property and facilities management services, each encompassing multiple government clients.
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.
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.
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.
The support services group's specialist automotive business has won a new and enlarged contract at Daimler's major manufacturing site in Stuttgart.
ISS has signed a letter of intent with the international telecoms group for the delivery of integrated facilities services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
New research projects a 13% growth rate over the next five years, adding to this market's position as the largest in the region.
The acquisition puts an enterprise value of €175m on the facilities services business, which trades throughout Ireland and the UK.
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.
Programmed Maintenance, one of the biggest facilities services and staffing groups in Australia, has accepted a takeover approach from Japanese company Persol.
New York-headquartered ABM Industries has struck a deal to acquire GCA Services Group for $1.25bn in cash and shares.
Atalian has bought three businesses from the Dutch services group in a move to extend its reach in its home markets.
The real estate services group's Madrid office has been awarded Spain's first WELL Building Standard certification.
Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded an integrated FM contract covering multiple sites for the German technology group Bruker BioSpin.
The group's French business has won a 21-site contract with Italian car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automotive.
The rapidly growing French FM provider has extended its US operations with the acquisition of a long-established cleaning services business.
The Johannesburg-headquartered Excellerate Services has acquired a majority stake in the Templewood Group, a UK cleaning and security services provider.
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.
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.
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.
The engineering, design and consultancy company has appointed ISS to deliver integrated facility services to than 100 sites across the UK and Nordic countries.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar has awarded Macro a five-year contract to provide facilities management services for independent schools.
The International Facility Management Association has named Lara Paemen as Director, IFMA Europe.
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.
The Elior Group has extended its platform in the North American contracted services market with the acquisition of the $70m Lancer Hospitality company.
The ISS Group is strengthening its services platform in North America with the acquisition of the California-based food services company Guckenheimer.
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.
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.
The ISS Group reports it has signed heads of terms to extend its wide-ranging facilities services partnership with Barclays until 2022.
The support services group has been named preferred bidder to operate the New Grafton Correctional Centre in New South Wales, Australia.
New research from software company Service Works Group shows that technology is the driving force behind FM productivity and growth.
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.
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 has been appointed to provide a range of FM services at four operating, maintenance and storage facilities for York Region Transit.
The ambitious French group has acquired AB Facility, the FM leader in the Czech Republic and number two in the neighbouring Slovak market.
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 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.
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.
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 Global Integrated Solutions has completed the acquisition of SNC-Lavalin's facilities management business in Canada.
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.
Global FM, the alliance for facilities management associations worldwide, has named 17 May 2017 as the date for the next World FM Day.
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.
The service provider has partnered with German group Haniel & Cie to create a new workwear and hygiene business for the European market.
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.
Macro's Technical Services business has secured a deal with a new client and two extensions with existing clients in Dubai.
Construction risk specialist Hill International has won a three-year contract to provide FM services for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
The Copenhagen-headquartered group has struck a deal to buy the German hard services company EVANTEC GmbH.
Today marks the official launch of BIFM in the United Arab Emirates, amidst 'great opportunity' in the region.
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's Middle East business has been awarded a six-year contract with Dubai Airports to maintain and support airport buildings and infrastructure.
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.
The facilities services group has published a set of solid figures covering the first nine months of the year.
Dubai's commodities trade organisation DMCC has awarded a three-year integrated facilities management contract at a new commercial tower to the FM specialist.
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.
Manny Sagar has been appointed Managing Director for the FM provider's Asia-Pacific region.
ISS has won a major multi-service contract with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, that country's largest performing arts institution.
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.
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.
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.
The ISS group has secured new integrated facilities services contracts in the Netherlands and the United States.
The FM provider has been awarded a four-year contract to provide FM services for the new premises of Oman's National Museum.
Gary Kidd, formerly Chief Operating Officer of ISS UK, has been appointed as the new Country Manager for ISS Sweden.
MAB Facilities Management has won its biggest ever contract, a five-year deal with Louvre Abu Dhabi.
New market research projects steady growth for the facilities management industry in the United Arab Emirates at least through to 2021.
FM markets in the Middle East are on the rise, with Dubai still leading the pack.
AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America have finalised their merger, forming Allied Universal, a company with a full national reach.
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 Deutschland has won a long-term PPP contract to deliver a new Fire and Rescue Services Centre in Leverkusen, north of Cologne.
The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has awarded a two-year contract to G4S for the provision of enhanced security at Kuwait International Airport.
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 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 Global Integrated Solutions has struck a deal to acquire McKinstry FMS, an FM service provider specialising in critical environments and data centres.
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.
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.
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 has confirmed the date and location for the debut of its conference and exhibition franchise in Europe: 10-11 May, 2017, in Barcelona.
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.
Spain's national train operator, RENFE Viajeros, has extended its customer support services contract with Interserve for another year.
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.
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.
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.
The St Helens-headquartered services group has acquired the Indian security company Capital Guarding Services, a 500-strong business based in Kerala.
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.
The Madrid-headquartered construction to services group has found its way into the Australian services marketplace, as its offer for Broadspectrum goes unconditional.
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.
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.
The Paris-headquartered facilities services specialist says it is now the leading FM provider in the Balkans following its acquisition of Luxor Group.
New collaboration between the International Facility Management Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors aims to transform the global facilities management industry.
The global wind energy company has appointed CBRE to provide integrated facilities management across its worldwide property portfolio.
Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed CBRE to manage a 290-property portfolio in the Nordic region.
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.
The Messe Dusseldorf Group has extended its service contract with ISS Germany for another four years.
Sodexo has been awarded a 10-year integrated facilities management contract with the global mining company, covering numerous sites in Australia's Pilbara region.
Verint Systems has appointed Macro to provide integrated facilities management services covering the IT company's entire supply chain.
Global pharmaceuticals company Novartis has significantly expanded its partnership with the ISS Group to cover all sites across 24 countries in Europe.
Rolls-Royce has appointed the ISS Group to deliver integrated facilities services at sites in the Americas and Asia.
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.
The Australian multi-service group has advised its shareholders to reject an unsolicited takeover bid from the Madrid-headquartered Ferrovial.
The ISS Group has won a major contract expansion and extension with logistics company PostNord, almost tripling the size of the deal.
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.
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.
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.
The Madrid-headquartered construction to services group has submitted a takeover offer for Australia's Broadspectrum group.
Keysight Technologies has expanded its relationship with CBRE, adding new services to a contract that covers 145 sites in 30 countries.
Macro has signed a three-year facilities management contract with Al Ain Properties to operate the newly opened Mushrif Central Park.
G4S has signed a five-year, multi-national security services deal with the Chinese telecommunications technology giant.
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 Germany has won a three-year extension to its facility services contract with Porsche, which includes two landmark buildings.
Elior Group has announced the acquisition of ABL Management, a Louisiana-based provider of catering services to the correctional and higher education markets.
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 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.
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.
The international insurance group has awarded JLL a five-year integrated facilities management contract covering multiple sites on the Continent.
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 has awarded a five-year FM contract spanning its entire German property portfolio to Strabag Property and Facility Services.
JLL has appointed Yash Kapila as Chief Operating Officer for its Integrated Facilities Management division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
ISS has been named New Zealand's facilities management company of the year for the second year running.
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 has acquired Starr Restaurant Catering Group as a part of its strategy to grow its presence in US markets.
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.
The US-headquartered facilities services provider has renewed its partnership with global sports and entertainment venue operator AEG.
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.
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.
The property services group has appointed Phil Batty as its new Head of Integrated Facilities Management for Middle East and North Africa.
The second annual international conference for the facilities management community will take place in September in Spain.
Dubai-headquartered Emrill has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning and janitorial services for Dubai Airports.
DSB has awarded a five-year, multi site integrated facilities services contract to ISS Denmark.
The investment company Kagiso Tiso Holdings has acquired a 51% shareholding in South Africa's Servest Group, majority owner of Servest UK.
The ISS Group has unveiled a new and strengthened organisational structure to increase customer focus.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.
The global software provider has extended Macro's brief under a three-year FM contract to include eight additional offices in six countries.
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.
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.
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Phil Smith offers some advice on moving into, and benefiting from, international partnerships in a fast-changing FM sector.
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.
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.
As business is flourishing globally with growth detected across all markets and regions, the demand for facilities management outsourcing is increasing.
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.
Jonathan Holley, Director of Shared Services at SGP Property and Facilities Management, reports from the first national FM conference in Malaysia.
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.
After Macro International's fifth win of the FM Consultancy of the Year Award in the UAE, Jessica Jarlvi talks to MD Bill Heath.
IFMA's new President and CEO, Tony Keane, shares his vision for the organisation's next 30 years.
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.
Dave Wilson argues that two new trends will fundamentally affect the industry.
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.
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