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Delaware North Expands U.S. Parks and Resorts Portfolio

Delaware North has acquired the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn expanding its presence in the North American parks and lodging market.The 322-room hotel and resort is situated in Tusayan, Arizona, 7 miles from the South Rim entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, making it one of the closest lodging options to the park…

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Apex Group Wins Mandate from Capital Prudential Real Estate Fund

Apex Group has been appointment by Capital Prudential Manager Pty Ltd to support the Capital Prudential Real Estate Master Trust. Capital Prudential is a leading non-bank financial institution, offering attractive returns from pooled investment in diversified property developments delivered entirely as regular predictable income streams. Apex Group has been appointed to provide Fund Administration, Loan…

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Savills IM to Acquire Brisbane Office Building for Pan-Asian Fund

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM), the international real estate investment manager, has agreed to acquire HQ South, an A-grade office building in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane from M&G, for its flagship pooled pan-Asian strategy fund. The asset comprises a modern 14,588 sqm building in the thriving near-city Fortitude Valley precinct, with 1,503sqm in food and beverage…

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Savills IM Acquires Japanese and Australian Properties for Pan-Asian Fund

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has completed investments in the office and residential sectors in Japan, as well as its acquisition of a local neighbourhood shopping centre in Australia for its flagship pan-Asian fund. In Japan, Savills IM has acquired a high-quality office in Greater Tokyo. The multi-tenant building totals approximately 5,500 sqm of rentable…

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MRI to Acquire PropTech Group for A$93.4 Million

MRI Software has signed a binding Scheme Implementation Deed to acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of PropTech Group Limited which develops and sells real estate software, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The A$0.60 cash per share offer, equating to an implied equity value of approximately A$93.4 million on…

Appointments

DRC Savills IM Announces Senior Asia Pacific Appointment

European investment fund manager and real estate debt business DRC Savills Investment Management has appointed Steve Willingham as Head of Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Willingham will report to Dale Lattanzio, managing partner of DRC Savills IM when he officially joins the firm in November. The appointment underlines the investmentr management firm’s commitment to strengthening…

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Celebrating 50 years of World-leading Climate Control Solutions

Seeley International, Australia’s largest air conditioning and heating manufacturer, is celebrat ing its golden jubilee in 2022. The Seeley family business has grown from humble beginnings into a global leader in the HVAC manufacturing industry that is renowned fore its innovative evaporative cooling systems . In more recent times, the company has delivered large-scale HVAC…

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Governor of Queensland Visits Cambridge Liquid Sensor Business

AI and machine learning technology business InferSens has welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland to its new headquarters at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. InferSens currently applies its expertise in tinyML – an emerging branch of machine learning that shrinks deep learning networks to fit…

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Real Estate Investment Platform Launches Israeli JV

FCA-regulated online real estate investment platform Shojin has partnered with innovative Israel-based investment platform, Realty Bundles, in a new joint-venture to lower barriers to entry for investors seeking to invest in institutional-grade real estate globally. The company has also announced it expects to announce additional initiatives in Australia and South Africa shortly. Shojin has offices…

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Seeley International Celebrates Golden Jubilee in Dubai

Seeley International has celebrated 50 years of climate control solutions and its decade-long partnership with Climagulf in the Middle East at a special event in Dubai. The celebration on 25th May featured speeches from company founder and Executive Chairman, Frank Seeley, and Group Managing Director, Jon Seeley. Sabu Abraham, Climagulf CEO, welcomed Sealey representatives and…

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Link Group Renews Incentive QAS FM Partnership

Institutional fund administrator Link Group has renewed and extended the scope of a contract with Incentive QAS to include provision of total facilities management (TFM) services at five sites it acquired in the United Kingdom following its 2017 acquisition of London based Capita Asset Services (CAS) from Capita plc. The new three-year contract followed a…

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Planon Acquires Controlling Stake in ANZ Asset Management Solutions Specialist

Planon has taken a majority shareholding in SPM Assets, an Aukland based provider of specialised asset management services and software in Australia and New Zealand for owners and managers of building portfolios. The acquisition heralds the start of a new partnership that will allow Planon to expand its geographical reach and partner ecosystem whilst providing…

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Protecting Against Airborne Viruses

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Solving the Recruitment Crisis in Asbestos

With reported recruitment shortages within the asbestos industry leading to delays and service cancellations, facilities managers would be wise to review their continuity planning, says OHS director, Aaron Dodd.   Over the last 12 years, Australia and New Zealand have worked hard at attracting expertise from the UK to solve their labour shortages in the…

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Enhancing Meeting Room Connectivity

A partnership between connected workspaces solutions supplier Utelogy Corporation and Sydney-based voice, video and collaboration monitoring platform developer, IR, will enhanced communication monitoring in meeting rooms, boardrooms and meeting booths. Adding Utelogy’s remote management capabilities to the IR Collaborate platform will allow organizations to deliver and monitor experiences seamlessly. “This strategic partnership benefits IR and…

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Progressing Gender Equality in the Asia Pacific Region

ISS Pacific has committed to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles at a signing ceremony attended by regional CEO, Stuart Rose. The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community by embracing seven core enterprise-wide policies: Establish high-level corporate leadership for…

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HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

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COP26: Why Technology is Essential

21.10.2021, 19:31 COP26: Why Technology is Essential Following the leak of documents suggesting Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia and several other countries have been lobbying the United Nations to alter its recommendations for tackling climate change, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on how technology can aide the race to net-zero…

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EML Welcomes David Curneen As Group COO

19.10.2021, 08:33 EML Welcomes David Curneen As Group COO EML Payments has appointed David Curneen to the newly created position of Group Chief Operating Officer. Curneen brings over two decades of experience in senior leadership, executive and board level positions gained within the financial services, fintech and blockchain sectors to the business and will assume…

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ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction

13.09.2021, 10:01 ISS Commits to Food Waste Reduction ISS Facility Services has introduced a new programme targeted at achieving a 50 per cent reduction in food waste for clients of its U.S. food management business by 2024.   According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a third of all food is wasted and…

Appointments

ISS Announces New VP Communications

19.07.2021, 12:36 ISS Announces New VP Communications ISS has appointed Nicki Allitt as Vice President of Group Communications.   Allitt, who was born in Australia and holds dual French nationality, brings 25 years of experience in global communications across various industries. She joins ISS from Basel-based agricultural technology solutions provider Syngenta Group which operates in more than…

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Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic

15.06.2021, 06:46 Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic Sodexo’s MyWay app is making life more connected for critical workers living and working on remote sites in the energy sector. Staying away from home for work can be tough. Research suggests it creates work-family conflicts that impact on on psychological safety and psychological wellbeing. People working on…

Appointments

Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership

10.06.2021, 17:34 Delaware North Strengthens Operational Leadership Delaware North has announced changes to the leadership of Delaware North Sportservice, its travel division and Australian subsidiary following a realignment of its group operating structure.   All three appointees will continue to report to group chief operating officer and executive vice president, Jim Houser. James Obletz James…

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Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract

27.05.2021, 22:16 Climate Pledge Arena Food and Beverages Contract Climate Pledge Arena, the future home of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm and a premier live music and entertainment, has selected Delaware North to manage its on-site food and beverage services.   Climate Pledge Arena is a complete redevelopment of a historic…

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ANZ Property Management Software Contract

20.05.2021, 14:43 ANZ Property Management Software Contract Real estate fund manager Centuria Capital Group has selected MRI Software to provide a cloud-based property management solution for a portfolio of around 200 assets. The solution will automate the full lifecycle management of the real estate assets which are part of Centuria Capital’s AUD $10 billion property…

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Decarbonising LNG Production

15.04.2021, 13:18 Decarbonising LNG Production Total and Siemens Energy have expanded the scope of a technical collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in natural gas liquefaction facilities and power generation. Each partner will contribute best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas…

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Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats

22.03.2021, 14:22 Why Miners are Benefiting from Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats The mining industry has always been a place where technical innovation has been pushed to improve results and productivity. These innovations can be as simple as improved safety equipment to protect workers and powered machinery to reduce the physical stresses of the work, all…

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Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

15.01.2021, 14:11 Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021. Highlighting the achievements of Serco staff employed at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Clarence Correctional Centre, Adelaide…

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Closing the Gap

12.11.2020, 12:32 Closing the Gap As Australia celebrates its Indigenous communities during NAIDOC Week, Serco is highlighting the tireless dedication of Angela Newchurch, its Aboriginal Liaison Officer at the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC). After a long career working with Indigenous organisations and communities, Angela has attained a wealth of knowledge as well as lived experience…

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Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes

13.10.2020, 11:45 Supporting Recycling with Deposit Schemes Andrea Falco, Head of Sales at HSM, explains why the rest of the UK will follow Scotland’s decision to introduce a deposit scheme for bottles and cans in 2022 to support recycling. It’s estimated consumers in the United Kingdom drink their way through a staggering 14 billion plastic…

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A Unique Opportunity for Student Nurses

12.08.2020, 11:37 A Unique Opportunity for Student Nurses In partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, Serco Australia is offering professional placements for nursing students at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC). The initiative pairs students with experienced mental health nurses and involve a variety of workplace experiences that typically include assisting with medical and mental…

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