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JLL acquires MPS Property in Australia

MPS has been acquired as a wholly owned Jones Lang LaSalle company.  The team of six tenant representation advisors and three project managers will be retained under the new structure.

Founded in 1994, MPS is led by Steve Urwin with briefs across Australia in both tenant representation and project management. Urwin has 30 years’ experience in the industry and has advised a wide range of clients on their accommodation strategies.
‘Corporate Solutions is a key growth driver for Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia Pacific. The acquisition of MPS in Australia is part of our strategy to increase market share in key countries, including Australia, and to expand our service offering to clients,’ said John Forrest, chief executive officer of Corporate Solutions for Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia Pacific.

‘Companies are driving for increased productivity from their real estate and tenant representation is a key service offering that enables Jones Lang LaSalle to position portfolios to drive down costs across the property cycle and optimize flexibility, which is needed as companies change,’ he added.

Urwin said the timing was right for MPS Property to merge with a global property services player like Jones Lang LaSalle. ‘MPS prides itself on its strategy led transaction advice to clients and this is a strong fit with Jones Lang LaSalle, a firm which values and embodies this approach,’ he explained.

‘The global and regional reach of Jones Lang LaSalle, and the expertise and research capability this brings, is a dimension we didn’t have as a smaller firm. It is an exciting transition for the team at MPS and we look forward to working as part of the wider Jones Lang LaSalle team in both Australia and the Asia Pacific region,’ he added.