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New management system helps real estate owners and users reduce costs and improve occupier experience
SINGAPORE, 24 August 2017 – Global real estate company JLL is adding to its portfolio of services with the launch of its Command Centre in Asia Pacific. The new product provides real estate owners and occupiers with advanced analytics and operational knowledge for real time, remote monitoring of buildings and facilities.
The platform analyses data captured through a series of data inputs coming from a building, including Wi-Fi sensors that are easily retro-fitted. It identifies trends and anomalies allowing for continuous monitoring and fine-tuning of building services to improve operations and maintenance, reduce costs and save energy.
"With the increasing prevalence of smart buildings, investors are getting savvier about new solutions they can harness to make their assets work more efficiently, enhance occupant experience and be more attractive to tenants," says Albert Ovidi, Chief Operating Officer of JLL Asia Pacific.
"JLL Command Centre is particularly helpful for those who own, occupy or manage large real estate portfolios because they can compare their buildings or the space they occupy and improve those that are not operating at their best."
Peter Hilderson, Head of Engineering and Operations Solutions, JLL Asia Pacific explains: "We developed this service to answer the needs of real estate owners and occupiers who are looking to make improvements in cost efficiency and reduce operational risk. It allows them to address issues before they become complaints, problems or failures. For instance, if an office building registers higher than comfortable temperatures in certain areas and the system detects a fault in the air conditioning system, it notifies a technician to rectify the problem, minimising disruption to occupants."
The deployment of inexpensive Wi-Fi sensors enables quick detection of potentially dangerous issues such as a water leak in an electrical switch room. JLL Command Centre can then raise an alert to technicians who can quickly fix a leaking pipe, thus avoiding an electrical hazard, property damage and disruption to business. In the case of a data centre, it can alert a building owner to a problem such as overheating which, if left unattended, could result in a major loss of data and damage to business operations.
According to Mr Ovidi, "Digitising assets and embracing technology goes beyond mere energy savings. Our clients care about getting the most out of the assets they own and the space they occupy. This is why we're investing in new technologies like Command Centre that ensure assets are working hard for investors and occupiers."
For more information about JLL Command Centre, please click here.
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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 78,000. As of March 31, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $58.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with 36,800 employees operating in 95 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won the 'World's Best' and 'Best in Asia Pacific' International Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics. www.ap.jll.com
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