8 Jun 2023

We have recently leveraged our city-shaping expertise and experience across planning, design, policy, heritage, economics, and valuation to launch an exciting new Integrated Property Solutions (IPS) offer.

The IPS offer will provide advisory services across asset and investment management, transaction advisory and Corporate Real Estate (CRE). 

The addition of the IPS offer, which has grown off the back of us merging our Economics and Property  business earlier this year.

Having our economists and property experts working in tandem enhances the result for our people and clients.

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This new service will provide end-to-end solutions for our clients across the entire project lifecycle, including: investment strategy, feasibility, planning, design, funding, project and development management, acquisition, divestment, and asset management.

Urbis Group Director of Economics & Property, Marcus Conabere said “The strategy behind the merger was to unlock client and project synergies across the two groups noting their expertise and insights are intrinsically linked.”

We have made two significant appointments as part of the IPS leadership team.

Former Colliers Chief Operating Officer, Sara Pratt has joined Urbis as Director, to work alongside Marcus Conabere in leading the merger and setting the strategy and vision for the new group and offering.

Urbis IPS is a compelling offer and provides diverse, independent and client-centric expertise from our experienced in-house team.

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She is a longstanding doyen of the industry across business management, asset management and CRE, and said “Urbis Integrated Property Solutions offer provides a holistic solution for the Australian property industry.

Former JLL Capital Markets executive, Roger Miller has recently joined Urbis and will lead the Transaction Advisory business, which will focus on investment strategy, acquisitions, divestments, transaction due-diligence and general advisory work.

Roger has a longstanding reputation as a respected and high-performing commercial agent and said “The independence of the Urbis brand when coupled with its scale, expertise and collaborative focus, allows the team to provide a holistic, trusted advisory service to clients” .

Growing the IPS and the broader economics and property business is a key strategic focus of the firm.

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Urbis CEO, Ben Pollack adds “Securing candidates of the quality of Sara and Roger is testament to the IPS opportunity for Urbis and its clients.” 

“The IPS offer is a natural extension of our Urbis service offering and will help clients that are seeking holistic solutions to increasingly complex city shaping problems.”

We are excited to continue to grow and expand our offering to clients within our Australian and international business Cistri, which now comprises over 800 staff.

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