The Victorian Government's Department of Treasury & Finance has appointed JLL as a 10-year partner to manage one of the most significant office accommodation portfolios in the state.
The portfolio contains 850,000 square metres worth of government property, covering 276 properties across Melbourne CBD, suburban areas and regional and rural Victoria.
JLL now manages a combined Commonwealth and state government property portfolio of 6.5 million square metres across Australia.
JLL head of government business Steve Mackintosh said he looked forward to providing an integrated and consistent approach to the 276 properties within the Victorian Treasury & Finance portfolio.
“Our long-term partnership with Shared Service Provider (SSP) is to strategically maximise the value of their property portfolio and ensure the efficient delivery of essential public services," he said.
“We will also provide our unique technology platform, Corrigo, for the provision of help-desk services, work order and vendor management across the portfolio to seamlessly answer and action property management requests and queries.
The property services provided in the portfolio were considered pivotal in supporting Victorian Government clients to deliver essential public services.
Services to be delivered by JLL’s Integrated Facility Management through the SSP contract include facilities management services, project management services, help desk, lease accounting and financial reporting; and security, cleaning and waste management.
“JLL has been providing real estate services to Commonwealth and State Government clients for more than 20 years," Mackintosh said.
"We use our global knowledge and expertise to apply best global practice in the Australian market to enable government to achieve their real estate objectives."This latest appointment for Victorian Government shared services followed JLL’s appointment to a large Commonwealth Government contract. JLL was appointed as a Property Service Provider under the Whole of Australian Government property procurement tender, providing integrated facilities management services to 34 government entities.