We align each client’s financial interests with our own.
With experience ranging across virtually all property types, from corporate headquarters
to data centers and industrial complexes, Grubb & Ellis provides facility management
services at multiple locations for Fortune 500 corporate clients, with more than
100 million square feet currently under management.
We are flexible and nimble in crafting solutions unique to each client. We listen
to a client’s specific needs and then to design a delivery structure that meets
those needs. We carefully select and assign key senior management personnel with
the experience for the assignment, and we support the facilities team with a national
platform and local resources.
Grubb & Ellis offers a full range of facility management services, both in-house
- Transition services
- Building audits
- Energy management
- Project management
- Maintenance and operations
- Centralized 24/7 call center
- Centralized purchasing and financial reporting
- Work order management/data analysis
- Technology evaluation and support
- Management of external consulting experts, including environmental and OSHA compliance
The Grubb & Ellis Facility Resources Group provides technical support, centralized
reporting, Web-based management tools, and a 24/7 call center and help desk.
Using a variety of industry best practices, our team delivers significant cost savings
typically experienced in the following areas:
- Labor. Realignment of tasks and synergistic
use of in-house staff and service contractors increases resource efficiency. Use
of appropriate technology enhances productivity. The introduction of consistent
standards and practices across locations enables benchmarking and comparison of
- Utilities. Analysis of both operations and
energy procurement reduces energy costs.
- Procurement of services, materials and supplies.
Client costs are reduced through consolidation and competitive bidding of contracted
services, refinement of work specifications and leveraging of Grubb & Ellis’s volume
- Overhead support to facility operations. Client’s
internal overhead costs for human resources, IT support, employee training and payroll
can be reduced or eliminated.
A vital, differentiating element of our philosophy is our resolve to align our financial
interests with those of our clients. The Grubb & Ellis preferred pricing structure
for fee-based management services is “true pricing” in that the fee quoted for management
is the only fee charged. It is a fixed fee based on the size and complexity of the
facilities. There are no markups or additional costs on goods and services. Therefore,
we are able to work in close collaboration with our clients to optimize overall
portfolio expenses. Incentives to achieve quality goals are built into some of our
client contracts. We develop subcontracts that give our subs incentives to meet
our cost and quality goals, as well.