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Sub-Saharan Africa

JLL Facilities Management expands into Sub-Saharan Africa

JLL announced today that the firm is expanding its Sub-Saharan Africa Integrated Facilities Management ("IFM") service across a broader African geography. Stan Frank will focus on extending the global JLL brand and IFM service offering and will partner with Mark Bradford, Chairman of JLL's regional Sub-Saharan Africa operation, to serve the firm's current and prospective client base, as well as integrating with JLL's EMEA IFM team.

The expansion of services in Sub-Saharan Africa through JLL's Facilities Management offering is an excellent opportunity to provide clients with integrated services across the real estate asset classes. JLL has identified Sub-Saharan Africa as a priority region for long term growth and there has been an exceptionally positive response from global clients to their regional offering.

"Many of JLL's international clients and also local clients are asking us for stronger IFM support in Africa" said Magnus Akerberg, Managing Director, EMEA IFM, JLL. "The Sub-Saharan Africa market is growing and is a very attractive market for JLL to support current and new clients in their IFM needs. We believe that JLL's combined real estate service offering will be very interesting to our clients."

In his role, Frank will assist clients in a suite of IFM services including but not limited to: Global Trends and knowledge sharing, Integrated Facility Services including Critical Environment Management, Engineering Services, Energy & Sustainability Services, and Sourcing & Supply Chain Support.  

Frank has over 30 years' experience and is one of the original pioneers of IFM in South Africa. He has established many of the foremost property and facilities management companies in Middle East, Africa & South Africa. Frank has an intimate understanding of the IFM value chain and knowledge of the clients' core operations across various sectors in the market.

"The hiring of Stan Frank to lead our Facilities Management Sub-Saharan Africa operations reinforces our presence in, and commitment to, Africa," continued Akerberg. "With the opening of this office we now have a presence in every region around the globe."

Frank concluded, "We are a truly a global Facilities Management company operating at a strategic level, which enables us to stay at the forefront of industry trends and international best practice. Our objective for Sub-Saharan Africa is to support our multi-national client base, forge key relationships with local business and establish an industry benchmark. Our approach and positioning is quite unique to the local market, where we effectively turn the local model onto its head."