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NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept. 14 – Nearly all buyers currently outsourcing real estate and facilities management (REFM) activities expect to maintain or increase outsourcing usage in the short to medium term, according to the inaugural KPMG 2011 global real estate and facilities management (REFM) outsourcing pulse survey.

The KPMG survey polled both users of REFM outsourcing and REFM outsourcing providers, with the majority operating in the US and approximately 30 percent operating globally or in the Europe and Asia Pacific regions. In the near term, buyers were more bullish than service providers about the projected increase in outsourcing.

Among the buyers surveyed, 50 percent said they plan to increase outsourcing of REFM services over the next one to two quarters. In comparison, just 21 percent of service providers expect demand levels to increase during that period, with an equal number expecting demand levels to decrease. Longer term, over the next 12...

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