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Warsaw

JLL once again selected as Strategic Partner for ABSL in Poland


JLL, the international advisory company that provides complex services on the real estate market, has been announced as a Strategic Partner of ABSL (Association of Business Service Leaders) for the fourth consecutive year.

JLL is a market leader in the field of new lease agreements, relocations and renegotiations advisory for the business services sector.

ABSL is a leading organization that unites the most important investors from the business services sector. JLL has been supporting ABSL since the very beginning of the association's operations and will act as its Strategic Partner and real estate advisor for the fourth consecutive year. The cooperation involves promoting Poland as a key location for projects from the business services sector and supporting ABSL in contacts with external partners in Poland, CEE region and Western Europe. Furthermore, the company will participate as an advisor in conferences and other related meetings in Poland. JLL will also provide the organization with research and market analyses for ABSL reports concerning the business services sector in Poland as well as assisting in their promotion in Poland and abroad.

Paweł Panczyj, Managing Director, ABSL, commented "JLL's vast experience in cooperating with the sector's representatives, high quality market analyses, and excellent expertise were the main factors that determined our decision to choose the company as ABSL's Strategic Partner for the fourth consecutive year. We are glad that we will be able to continue our cooperation in terms of the development of the business services sector."

Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director JLL, Poland, added: "We are glad that we have been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as a Strategic Partner for ABSL, which is a leading organization uniting the biggest players from the business services sector in this part of Europe. The sector is becoming increasingly important for the Polish economy. By maintaining our long term cooperation with ABSL we are able to enhance our experience and specialization in providing services for business services companies. Along with ABSL, we will continue our operations concerning the promotion of Poland as one of the world's most important locations for business service projects."

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JLL was the first advisory company in the real estate market to recognize the potential of the modern business services sector as one of the most rapidly developing branches of the Polish economy as well as being the key tenant of new office schemes in major cities outside Warsaw. In 2014, JLL advised on 28 office space lease transactions signed by business services companies outside Warsaw. This illustrates JLL's position as the undisputed leader in this market segment.

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The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) is a leading organization representing the business services sector in Poland. Given the current business, economic & political opportunities, it is this sector that can propel and position Poland to be the global leader. Already today, Poland is the international business service sector leader in Europe and no 3 worldwide. What is more, at current growth rate, this industry is on its way to become the country's largest source of private-sector jobs. ABSL Members include companies which conduct business in the area of Shared Services Center (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Research and Development (R&D) and companies contributing to the sector's growth. ABSL Members are over 130 global investors including Accenture, arvato Services, Capgemini, Carlsberg, Geoban, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Infosys, JLL, MAN, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Shell, Sony, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Xerox.

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JLL was the first advisory company in the real estate market to recognize the potential of the modern business services sector as one of the most rapidly developing branches of the Polish economy as well as being the key tenant of new office schemes in major cities outside Warsaw. In 2014, JLL advised on 28 office space lease transactions signed by business services companies outside Warsaw. This illustrates JLL's position as the undisputed leader in this market segment.

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The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) is a leading organization representing the business services sector in Poland. Given the current business, economic & political opportunities, it is this sector that can propel and position Poland to be the global leader. Already today, Poland is the international business service sector leader in Europe and no 3 worldwide.  What is more, at current growth rate, this industry is on its way to become the country's largest source of private-sector jobs. ABSL Members include companies which conduct business in the area of Shared Services Center (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Research and Development (R&D) and companies contributing to the sector's growth. ABSL Members are over 130 global investors including, Accenture, arvato Services, Capgemini, Carlsberg, Geoban, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Infosys, JLL, MAN, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Shell, Sony, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Xerox.