Cluttons, leading property consultants and chartered surveyors, has launched a dedicated facilities management service, headed by newly appointed partner, Kenny McCrae.
The facilities management consultancy team previously formed part of McCrae Martin Duncan LLP and will work to identify and progress opportunities to grow Cluttons in the UK and abroad.
Facilities management has developed into a thriving sector over the last decade and Cluttons’ decision to create a new team dedicated to this service line will allow the firm to provide clients with the analytical and management tools required to ensure assets are managed in an integrated and effective way.
Cluttons will advise on organisational structures and resource modelling, cost optimisation and procurement and asset management forecasting. Other services include auditing and analysing energy usage and devising consumption strategies, reflecting an increased awareness of sustainability responsibilities.
Kenny McCrae, a former managing director of Newmark Global Management Services Ltd, brings 20 years’ experience to Cluttons, and has consulted on and managed real estate portfolios for companies such as Shell, Avaya, Siemens, JP Morgan and AT&T throughout the EMEA and APAC regions.
Senior Partner, Bill Siegle, commented: “Despite the tough financial climate, the facilities management sector continues to grow as corporate real estate companies recognise that effective facilities management can result in cost, productivity and environmental savings.
“Kenny’s appointment is in-line with our strategy to expand the business abroad and ensure Cluttons is providing a comprehensive service to clients.”
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