"As companies demand more consistency and control over their real estate facilities, they increasingly look for a single provider that can deliver on a global basis," said Jordi Martin, Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management at Jones Lang LaSalle. "Being entrusted by HSBC to manage its facilities worldwide shows that this can be achieved and it is a reflection of our continued investment in building a world-class global facility management platform.""As real estate is typically the third largest operating cost for companies, our ability to deliver more efficient real estate operations will benefit HSBC's overall productivity and business performance," said Bill Thummel, Jones Lang LaSalle's Managing Director, Global Accounts. "Our model of mixing a strategic management approach with extensive self-delivery and a commitment to supporting HSBC's sustainability goals allows HSBC to better focus on its core business." "In the Americas, we will leverage our supply chain economies of scale to improve the performance of some 500 HSBC facilities in North America and an additional 4,000 more throughout Latin America," said Tod Lickerman, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle's Americas Corporate Solutions business. "This contract will deliver consistency throughout HSBC's locations in the Americas and around the globe." Jones Lang LaSalle has formed an integrated global account team of experts led by Bill Thummel, along with Global Managing Director Chris Kiernan and Global Director of Operations Ian King, to serve the expanded global account responsibilities for HSBC. A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, Jones Lang LaSalle's Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.