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Prague

JLL becomes Strategic Partner to ABSL


​PRAGUE, 19 FEBRUARY 2015 – JLL have been selected as the Strategic Partner for Real Estate Services to ABSL (Association of Business Service Leaders) in the Czech Republic. JLL will be supporting ABSL Czech Republic to grow its brand, both nationally and internationally; and to provide real estate support and expertise to the increasing number of ABSL members. This compliments JLL’s long term strategic partnership with ABSL in Poland and its membership with ABSL Romania. The business services sector in the Czech Republic employs ca. 55,000 people in approximately 150+ companies (Stats from annual report) and is therefore one of the country’s largest and most dynamic business sectors.

Tewfik Sabongui, Managing Director of JLL in the Czech Republic, says: “JLL have been working closely with clients from the industry for many years in both the Czech Republic and across CEE and have published a number of research papers promoting the industry through its global network. In fact, JLL was recently named The Best Real Estate Advisory Services Firm of the Year during the 3rd annual CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards. The Gala took place on February 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw gathering 275 executives from 21 countries across the CEE region, western Europe, Scandinavia, the United States and India. JLL’s Office Agency and Tenant Representation Teams won in the real estate category for the second consecutive year. This award goes to prove that we provide the highest quality of advisory services for companies both entering and expanding in the CEE market.”

About ABSL
ABSL has been formed to give the business services industry a common voice to help shape its environment and destiny. Due to the strong and growing competition from other countries in this sector, JLL, who operates across the entire CEE region, has been accepted as a supporting member in May 2014 to actively help support the association in both creating awareness for new members and to provide real estate, occupational and other industry related market advice.

ABSL Members include companies which conduct business in the area of Shared Services Centre (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Research and Development (R&D) and companies contributing to the sector's growth. For more information please visit: www.absl.cz.