JLL acquires PDM International design firm

Real-estate services company JLL has acquired Hong Kong-based PDM International, an interior design practice with a 20-year track record across Asia Pacific.

With more than 180 staff members, PDM works on office, retail, hospitality, residential and leisure real-estate projects. The acquisition is part of a strategy launched at the start of last year, which has seen JLL announce or close more than 40 transactions with a combined value of about $1.2 billion.

“PDM’s expertise in design and construction is an ideal complement to our project management and construction management capabilities,” says JLL CEO for corporate solutions in Asia Pacific, Jordi Martin. “This acquisition will enable JLL to deliver end-to-end, multi-disciplinary fit-out solutions across the region.”

With the addition of PDM, JLL will be able to provide design and construction services in 19 cities, now including Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul, and continue to provide project management in 27 cities across Asia Pacific.

PDM services that will be incorporated into the JLL business include building analysis, feasibility studies, space planning, project brief development, concept design, 3D renderings and animations, sustainable design development, construction documentation, furniture and storage evaluation, construction and site management, FFE (furniture, fixtures and equipment) specification, procurement and turnkey construction solutions.


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