Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Covington Realty Partners has selected UGL Services®, a division of UGL Limited (ASX: UGL), to manage subcontractors that perform landscaping and sweeping, as well as litter, trash and graffiti removal services at retail properties in Sugarland and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and six industrial properties in Des Moines, Iowa.
UGL Services received the contracts to provide centralized management for several regional subcontractors that operated under separate contracts at each of the properties. It is working closely with Covington management to continuously improve the exterior spaces at the properties.
UGL Services is applying its work order, inspection and reporting processes to all of the properties. Its supervisors oversee day-to-day operations and qualify, select and contract with specialized service providers as the needs arise for repairs to parking lots, signs, fences, poles, lighting and outdoor structures, as well as for other special projects.
"We faced the challenge of achieving consistent quality across several widespread properties that we manage," commented Covington Vice President Property Management Steve White. "With UGL Services, we're able to outsource to local service contractors and still work with a single, professional management team. This way we meet the quality and reporting standards that we and our investors expect."
"UGL Services provides facilities services at thousands of sites nationwide," said UGL Services Vice President National Retail Operations Chip Wood. "We have the operating procedures, contract management, technology, inspection and reporting capabilities to satisfy the most demanding customers. Covington is benefitting from our expertise through our strong, local oversight and portfolio-wide management capabilities."
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About UGL Services
UGL Services is a division of UGL Limited that provides Corporate Real Estate (CRE) and Facility Management (FM) solutions around the world. In North America, UGL Services delivers best-in-class, day-to-day facilities maintenance and management services, as well as industry-leading business real estate brokerage and consulting services. The comprehensive end-to-end service platform enables UGL Services customers to delegate key facilities and real estate functions to a single entity to realize operational and strategic benefits. For further information about UGL Services in North America, call 888-751-9100 or visit http://www.ugl-unicco.com.
About UGL Limited
UGL (ASX: UGL) is an engineering, maintenance and facilities management company operating in the rail, water, power, transport, resources and property sectors. It consists of four divisions - UGL Infrastructure, UGL Rail, UGL Resources and UGL Services. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the Middle East employing approximately 44,000 people. For more information, visit http://www.ugllimited.com.