Broll Property Group acquires WSP Facilities Management

Posted On Wednesday, 07 November 2012 07:49 Published by Commercial Property News
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Broll Property Group, one of Africa’s leading multi-disciplinary property services group announced today that it has acquired WSP Group Africa`s facilities management unit. The business will operate as Broll Facilities Management.

Malcolm HorneThe merged entity will become a Tier 1 Facilities Management company with extensive service offerings, highly skilled staff and a footprint to work across South Africa and the African continent.

The merger will bring a total of 6 million square meters of floor space under the division's management across 15 countries in Africa.

The merger adds a range of professional skills to Broll Facilities Management's service offering, including Technical Services, Condition Assessments, Soft Services, Health and Safety, Energy and Utilities, Waste and Environmental, Catering and Vending, Business Support and Asset Management.

The company will have a staff complement in excess of 200 people operating in various areas of specialisation. The introduction of a 24/7/365 days a year call centre will also add enormous value to the current offerings.

The Broll Property Group operates in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Namibia, and South Africa and is an affiliate of CBRE. The CBRE Group headquartered in Los Angeles is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm. The company offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing and amongst a host of services is a key player in facilities management.

Malcolm Horne, CEO of Broll Property Group says, "The acquisition of WSP Facilities Management is a complementary fit to our current service offerings, culture of service excellence and is a key milestone in the group's vision to be recognised as the service provider of choice in all markets that we operate."

"The synergy for us was not only relating to the culture of the staff but also the absolute professionalism and skill level that is abundantly obvious in the team" as well as the ISO rated systems and procedures."

"Integrating with a services firm of the calibre of WSP Facilities Management extends our reach and deepens our roots in the facilities management arena where the need for professional facilities management is growing rapidly."

The business will be headed by Rowland Gurnell, former COO of WSP Facilities Management. He will lead a world class team of customer-centric professionals focused on improving efficiencies in the built environment.

Gurnell, says, "The merger will help strengthen Broll's position as a leading facility management company, offering a much wider repertoire of services from a single source."

Building confidence from the investment community is resonated in some big infrastructure projects coming on-stream to accommodate the growth in retail, banking and telecommunications. Horne adds, "Multinational companies operating on the continent often never see the difference in how we manage facilities and what they are used to at home. We believe in offering the clients the edge to succeed by simply keeping their house in order."

 

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