It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 months since Integral joined the JLL family. A year ago we were celebrating the transformational acquisition which would strengthen our Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) capabilities and make us one of the largest providers of mobile engineering services for property worldwide.
The JLL and Integral partnership is a key part of the growth strategy, adding considerable depth and scope to the outsourcing services we provide to corporate and investor clients. The UK’s IFM market is the world’s second largest and is consolidating; this combination sets apart JLL as a leading player in the UK IFM/Engineering market.
We have achieved some great successes since the deal closed a year ago, and we are now beginning to see the real benefits of combining the two businesses. 2017 has been an interesting year and has seen the new organisation delivering value by driving engineering excellence, closer alignment of support functions and increased growth.
We have also received positive feedback about the teams working together. We have lots to learn from each other and I am encouraged to see strong relationships being built, and widespread knowledge and experiences shared.
Congratulations to both teams for making the first year a success, and thank you for your continued efforts to drive our new business forward.
I look forward to an exciting future together.