APP's real estate subsidiary, CI Australia, is a Finalist in the Real Estate Institute’s 2016 REINSW Awards. CI will be contesting the award for Commercial Agency 'Large', with the winners announced on 13 October.
This is excellent recognition for CI’s performance in a category that is traditionally dominated by large international agencies.
"Being recognised in this way at the REINSW Awards is testament to CI’s ongoing growth and success”, says Andrew Hunter, CEO of CI Australia. “With our re-brand in 2015, CI embarked on a major program to evolve our service delivery lines and internal work place environment. This initiative is now delivering benefits and we look forward to continuing the CI evolution in every aspect of our business.”
CI is on a growth path to expand nationally. Leveraging APP's connections and APP's parent organisations Broadspectrum and Ferrovial, will provide CI the access to widening global markets. A growing presence in Melbourne and licences acquired for further national expansion, means that CI is able to offer major portfolios, clients and local councils a national full-suite service.
CI’s clients continue to strongly support the business, with Roads and Maritime Services and RailCorp (Sydney Trains) re-signing and expanding the management of their extensive portfolios. CI has also acted for Government Property NSW on a diverse range of transactions. The recent completion of three portfolios, with more appointments to come, has resulted in significantly lifting CI’s transaction average from an average sale price of $20-$50M to $90-$200M.
In line with this national and corporate growth, CI has grown internally with new additions to their department teams and the implementation of several social initiatives to drive health, work and family balance. The introduction of an employee recognition program has driven greater staff engagement. Upgrades to IT software and systems, together with the provision of mobile devices, has also enabled greater flexibility and efficiency across the work place.