Photo Release -- David Gialanella to Spearhead DTZ's Growth and Operations in New York Tri-State Region

David Gialanella

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a leading global property services firm, has announced the appointment of David Gialanella in the newly established position of Executive Managing Director for DTZ's New York Tri-State Region, effective immediately.

David Gialanella

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Gialanella, a proven commercial real estate executive with over 30 years' industry experience, will be tasked with accelerating DTZ's penetration in the New York Tri-State Region across the full spectrum of property services, including brokerage, property and facilities management, project management and strategic consultative property solutions to both corporate occupier, government and investor clients throughout the region. Gialanella will work in close partnership with DTZ's Co-Managing Directors in New York, Dirk Hrobsky and Chris Helgesen, as well as New Jersey Co-Managing Directors Peter Yannotta and Frank Truesdell, to drive brokerage recruitment and operational best-practices in research, marketing services, consulting services and financial analysis in support of DTZ's client-facing professionals throughout the region.

In recent days, DTZ significantly bolstered its resources and increased its visibility in the Tri-State region with the appointment of Mr. Truesdell in Iselin, NJ, and Joyce Geiger in Manhattan. Ms. Geiger was named Senior Vice President of Transaction Advisory Services. In this newly-created regional position, her primary focus is to enhance the entire transaction process from research through consulting support for DTZ's brokerage business.

"Dave's successful track record in building and improving property services businesses in the New York Tri-State area make him uniquely qualified to lead DTZ's strategic growth plan for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut," said Robert Shibuya, DTZ Group President.

DTZ's Americas Chief Executive, Nick Westley, went on to say "Enhancing our New York Tri-State property business is our top Americas priority and we believe that Dave is the right executive to lead this important growth initiative."

Gialanella has worked at CBRE where he served in several key executive roles including executive vice president of business development in the New York Tri-State region, executive vice president of New Jersey operations and head of the Global Corporate Services transaction management business. Prior to CBRE, Gialanella held a range of leadership roles during his 20-year career with Cushman & Wakefield which included serving on the Board of Directors and Global Management Committee.

About DTZ

DTZ, a UGL company, 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 47,000 employees including sub-contractors, operating across 208 offices in 52 countries. For further information, visit:

About UGL Limited ABN 85 009 180 287

UGL Limited (ASX:UGL) is a global leader in outsourced engineering, property services and asset management and maintenance delivering essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. UGL comprises three business units including Engineering, Operations & Maintenance and Property providing services across the power, water, rail, resources, transport, communications, defence and property sectors. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates worldwide across 52 countries employing over 56,000 people.

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CONTACT: David Gialanella Managing Director, New York Tri-State DTZ +1 212 328 4254 +1 212 328 4240 Nick Westley Chief Executive, Americas DTZ +1 213 426 3059 +1 213 435 2649 Media please contact: Richard Lindberg +1 312 424 8172Source: DTZ, a UGL company