Cushman & Wakefield leverages importance of consulting at FM Awards
The highly commended honours were won by Mace Macro at the 11th annual awards ceremony
Cuhsman & Wakefield won the FM Consultancy Company of the Year awards at the fmME Awards 2018.
The firm, formerly known as DTZ, was recognised by the judges for reinventing the manner in which it carries out condition surveys of various assets and implementation of a dedicated application in a bid to generate savings for its clients in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Richard Naylor, chief executive, Cushman & Wakefield said: “A technology-led approach and new products introduced for the first time in the Middle East during 2017 enabled us to conduct better condition and asset surveys.
“We brought experts from our UK offices to help us with the new process and educate clients to embrace technology. This led to a significant increase in our turnover and number of clients. We are highly optimistic about growth in 2018.”
Apart from the condition surveys, C&W has also delivered several large and complex commissions in retail, sports, hospitality, commercial and mixed use developments.
The firm also introduced FM delivery staff into the consultancy model in a new approach to the market.
C&W significantly strengthened the number of its staff – and the training programmes imparted to them. The firm grew its MENA consultancy business, with revenue increasing by 50% year-on-year.
Giving insights into the dedicated application that impressed the jury for the 11th FM awards, Naylor said KyKloud has been widely used by C&W globally, though not previously in this region.
“It captures asset conditions, functionality rating and quantity of assets; using multiple configurable parameters and criteria, with mandatory fields and evidence inputs. A built-in pricing book uses RICS standards, modified to reflect regional rates and objectives, to develop a priority-driven costed major works programme,” He said.
The award was presented by Daniel MacGregor, director of business development Serco Middle East at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai.
MJB Group was the Platinum Sponsors of the Event, along with Farnek and Mace Macro as the Gold Sponsors.
QBG FM, OSCO, Cofely Besix FM and CoreServ were the Silver Sponsors of the fmME Awards 2018.