BRG Announces Acquisition of PlanWell

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BRG announces an agreement to acquire PlanWell, a successful workplace services firm located in the Houston, Texas area, whose mission since inception in 2002 has been to help their clients proactively and efficiently manage their workplace.

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BRG is excited about adding the capabilities of PlanWell to our offerings. We believe this acquisition will not only add extremely talented staff to our team, but will also help us more aggressively grow our presence in the Southwestern US.

Today, BRG announced an agreement to acquire PlanWell, a successful workplace services firm located in the Houston, Texas area, whose mission since inception in 2002 has been to help their clients proactively and efficiently manage their workplace. With expertise in cost reduction strategies for office churn PlanWell impacts the bottom line of their clients by offering best-in-class services in Space and Occupancy Planning, Move Planning, and Furniture Planning, Restoration and Installation.

The acquisition of PlanWell enhances BRG’s strengths in workplace management services and program delivery and adds a local presence in Houston, Texas to BRG’s growing North American footprint. BRG now has staff in 27 cities in the US and Canada.

“The pace of change is swift and unpredictable and now more than ever those responsible for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management need an advocate. We have always been viewed as an end user advocate by our clients,” said Brian Trimble, Founder and Principal of PlanWell, “and we have always viewed BRG as a leader in the industry with Subject Matter Expertise in areas critical to successful Workplace Management. We look forward to combining forces to help our collective clients achieve their next level of maturity and best-practices."

This week, to ensure a smooth transition and immediate value for customers, partners and shareholders, the companies will begin executing their integration plan for PlanWell operations into BRG.

With the acquisition, BRG’s current management team will be complemented by the addition of the PlanWell leadership team. Specifically, Brian Trimble will assume the role of Western Regional Director within the BRG Workplace Management Services (WMS) organization. The WMS team will continue to drive innovation within the combined BRG-PlanWell account base, building on the assets and history of both companies.

BRG’s Senior Vice President of WMS, Gerry Potter commented, “BRG is excited about adding the capabilities of PlanWell to our offerings. We believe this acquisition will not only add extremely talented staff to our team, but will also help us more aggressively grow our presence in the Southwestern US."

About BRG
BRG provides innovative Workplace Management Solutions. We specialize in business advisory services, technology deployment and program management/staff augmentation in support of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management organizations. BRG helps clients align people, processes and technology with their overarching business strategy. BRG achieves this through three complementary service lines:

  •     BRG’s Workplace Business Solutions team provides strategic consulting and advisory services to organizations with ambitions to improve their real estate technology and processes, data governance and performance management methods.
  •     BRG’s Workplace Technology Solutions group deploys IWMS and related technologies that enable the client business strategy through automation and measurement tools. BRG focuses our deployment work around products from ARCHIBUS and IBM (TRIRIGA) and has numerous extended offerings to help clients fully leverage their IWMS platform including BIM, GIS, mobile, as well as SaaS and cloud-based solutions.
  •     Finally, BRG’s Workplace Management Services team delivers staff augmentation and program management overlays around workplace, space, occupancy, MAC, CAD/CAFM, projects, and asset management.

Since formation in 1986 in San Jose, California, BRG has helped clients identify business strategies and implement solutions. BRG is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with employees in more than 20 cities across the United States, Canada and Australia.

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