September 15, 2016 -
Austin, TX – September 15, 2016 – Accruent, the world’s largest provider of real estate, facilities and asset management solutions, today announced the acquisition of BIGCenter (Business Integration Group, Inc.), a top-ranked provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), from Cushman & Wakefield. Going forward, Accruent will work closely with Cushman & Wakefield to support existing clients, advance BIGCenter’s solutions and bring new user organizations on board.
“BIGCenter has earned its place among just a handful of companies recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for IWMS,” said John Borgerding, CEO, Accruent. “This is an important addition to Accruent and a strategic investment in our corporate real estate business. We look forward to welcoming BIGCenter’s customers and employees, and working together to deliver the next generation of BIGCenter solutions.”
BIGCenter’s software and services span the real estate and facilities lifecycle, including transaction management, lease administration, space optimization, facility management, project management, and energy conservation and sustainability.
“Cushman & Wakefield’s technology platform is focused on business intelligence and data analytics that help organizations plan and execute for success,” said Steven Quick, chief executive, global occupier services, Cushman & Wakefield. “The goal of our strategic partnership with Accruent is to accelerate innovation and expand the capabilities we can provide to our clients.”
BIGCenter, which has served the corporate real estate market for nearly 20 years, will deepen Accruent’s suite of purpose-built solutions for corporations and corporate real estate service firms, and brings new complementary services to assist customers with facility management and real estate operations.
“It is truly exciting to join the largest real estate and facilities software company in the world,” said Thomas Bushong, president, BIGCenter. “Accruent and BIGCenter share a customer-first culture, and through this combination our employees and customers will benefit from expanded opportunities, resources and solutions.”
Accruent helps real estate, asset and facilities leaders deliver long-term, world-class operational and financial performance through industry-specific suites that deliver greater customer value. Accruent’s solutions are at work in more than 5,500 leading organizations worldwide, including 40 of the top 100 retailers, 25 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of leading universities, all 4 of the top U.S. wireless carriers, 55 percent of U.S. hospitals as well as leading service providers managing more than four billion square feet of property. Founded in 1995, Accruent is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations across the U.S. and in Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.accruent.com.
Founded in 1998, BIGCenter provides fully-integrated, cloud-based IWMS solutions, and a broad portfolio of complementary professional services, to help leading corporations maximize the operation of their real estate and facilities. The company’s solutions have been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts in technology, real estate, business process engineering and architecture to deliver strategic insight that enables informed real estate decisions for owners, occupiers and investors. For more information, visit www.bigcenter.com.
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Their 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $5 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.