CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a leading global property services firm, has announced the appointment of Paul Bedborough as President of Facilities Management, Americas, effective immediately. In his new role, Bedborough will lead DTZ's high-potential facilities management operations, a nearly $1 billion business in the Americas. He will be based in both Boston and Chicago.
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With 14 years' executive experience in the global facilities management and real estate services industry, Bedborough joins DTZ from his former position as Vice President of Global Operations Americas at Global WorkPlace Solutions, where he was responsible for driving operational excellence, improved customer satisfaction and increased profitability across 12 countries and 7,000 locations.
"We are very pleased to welcome Paul, a thought leader and respected executive in our industry, to DTZ's Americas team," said Tod Lickerman, DTZ Global Chief Executive Officer. "DTZ's vertically aligned FM and corporate services are a powerhouse that enables us to deliver the best long term outcomes for our clients as we continue to expand our business."
Steve Quick, Chief Executive Global Corporate Services added, "Paul's proven leadership will help us deliver the expert management solutions and coordinated local execution that our clients rely on to meet their increasing business requirements."
Bedborough takes over from George Keches, who stayed on at DTZ for several months to ensure a smooth transition to the new leadership. "We wish George all the best in his future endeavors," said Lickerman.
Bedborough's experience includes developing and implementing global FM programs in the areas of safety, critical environments, continuous improvement and workflow. Earlier in his career, he served as VP and General manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions USA facility management business. Based in the U.S. since 2003, Bedborough also served as director of operations for the company in the UK. He earned his MBA at the University of Leicester, UK, and is a member of CoreNet and IFMA.
DTZ is a global leader in property services. We provide occupiers and investors around the world with industry leading, end-to-end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, building consultancy and project management. In addition, our award winning research and consulting services provide our clients with global and local market knowledge, forecasting and trend analysis to make the best long-term decisions for their continuous success far into the future. DTZ has 45,000 employees including sub-contractors, operating across 208 offices in 52 countries. For more information, visit: www.dtz.com.
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