The U.S. General Services Administration has chosen JLL to deliver integrated facilities management and operation services to the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Complex in New York City, according to a press release.
The Jacob K. Javits Federal Building is the tallest federal building in the U.S., with over 41 stories. The complex has its own zip code at Manhattan’s 26 Federal Plaza. The building was opened in 1969 and continues to house a multitude of federal agencies.
The JLL Government Facilities Management team, who led the transition efforts for JLL, included Monique Derrick, managing director of government and education, John Eagleeye, senior director of government FM development and deployment, and Elizabeth Ojeda, director of transition lead, project and program execution. A team of 51 industry professionals, led by JLL senior director Karen Davide, has already begun providing IFM and operational services at the complex.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Social Security Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Court of International Trade are the complex’s primary tenants, according to the GSA. Other offices, like the Federal Plaza Immigration Court, also bring in large numbers of people to the complex every day for business and government interaction.
JLL declined to provide further details on the agreement, citing practice not to discuss specific work without clients’ permission.
This partnership is indicative of macro investments being made in the government sector, spurred by decarbonization mandates that have required government building operators to introduce efficiency upgrades, renewable energy and integrated facilities management systems. This includes facilities like the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C., which plans to spend up to $13.5 million to install LED bulbs and electric heat pumps as part of the $975 million GSA plans to use to install clean-energy technology across nationwide federal buildings.
As part of this initiative, the GSA partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy this month to invest $30 million to increase the sustainability of federal buildings by testing novel technologies. The Green Proving Ground program, funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, will invest in American-made technologies to help increase federal electric vehicle supply equipment, protect air quality, monitor and reduce pollution, retrofit windows and enhance building performance.
The Jacob K. Javits Federal Building service agreement also highlights continuing demand for workplace technology, project management and portfolio services, which drove a revenue increase of 8% in JLL’s Work Dynamics segment during the first quarter, according to JLL’s Q1 2023 financial statement.