Joining a growing list of corporations that are moving their real estate operations to a third-party provider, financial services firm Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG) today outsourced facilities management for its 4.3 million sq. ft. of office space to Jones Lang LaSalle.
The five-year contract includes Principal’s 2.4 million sq. ft. corporate campus in Des Moines and more than 150 owned and leased field offices across the United States and in more than 15 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
The deal is remarkable for the range of services it will bring into play, says Richard McBlaine, international director at Jones Lang LaSalle. “They wanted a company that could bring a complete suite of integrated services, everything from real estate consulting through transactions, project management, facility management, occupancy planning — basically the entire suite of services that we provide to occupiers.”