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Foreign Office Selects MRI Software to Manage Global Property Portfolio

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate solutions, has announced that the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office will use its platform to manage properties and assets in over 220 locations around the world.

MRI will deploy its ‘Horizon’ commercial real estate solution as an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) for use by the FCO.

Dermot Briody, MRI’s Executive Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by the FCO to provide the IWMS technology to support the management of its global holdings,

“Supporting government departments and other organisations to ensure they are able to effectively manage extensive property and asset portfolios is central to what Horizon delivers. As a leading solution for occupiers of multi-country property portfolios, Horizon enables collaboration and efficient practices for large teams spread across various geographies.”

The FCO operates across multiple countries and property types, boasting more than 5,000 properties around the world. As a result of its size and scope, the FCO becomes one of the largest clients using the Horizon CRE solution.

Some of the functions supported by MRI’s Horizon software as part of the offer to the FCO include:

  • Lease & facilities management;
  • Health and safety compliance inspections
  • Property condition inspections
  • Property and asset valuations

FCO Strategic Asset Manager, St John Barton MRICS, said: “The FCO provides a property platform including office and residential accommodation for all government operations overseas (OneHMG). The efficient and cost-effective management of our complex portfolio of properties around the world through the effective use of digital tools is critical to the operations of the FCO. Investing in and making the best use of technology is vital to achieving those aims.”

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