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New Sarina Russo Job Access Centres now operational

Colliers International Corporate Solutions team has completed the roll out of Sarina Russo Job Access Centres nationally. All of the 70 centres have commenced operating on 1st July.

In a matter of 12 weeks, Colliers International managed to secure leases for a total of 10,000sqm across 56 sites, equating to $3 million worth of leases and $3 million in fitout value which included brand new fitout and fitout modification works.

Out of the 70 sites, Colliers International was responsible for rolling out 56, with the remainder being the outreach centres which are a co-sharing arrangement with other providers. Majority of the sites are in Queensland, a total of 29, with 24 located in Victoria and 9 in New South Wales.

The project was led by Eve Wilson Director, Queensland I Project Management at Colliers International with the rest of the team including Andrew McDonald and Boyd Kildey as Tenant Representatives, Rebecca Osterman as Project Manager and Sarah Wilson as Assistant Project Manager.

Ms Wilson said this is a great example of team collaborating to deliver such a large project within a 12 week deadline. “We are not aware of any other educational and training national rollout of this magnitude that has happened before. We are very proud to be involved in such a significant initiative which will in the end benefit unemployed Australians and employers.”

The Colliers International team offered a complete property solution by integrating Tenant Representation and Project Management services and managed the entire project by ensuring leasing and fitout requirements were delivered on time, to budget and in the locations required. 

According to Sarina Russo this project has expanded her ‘How to get that Job’ footprint from 27 offices to 95 offices throughout Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT as well as the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme across Australia and Harvest Labour Services in Queensland’s Wide Bay area.

“This rapid property expansion is testament to Sarina Russo Job Access’ ability to partner successfully with Colliers International Corporate Solutions Queensland and other key stakeholders to meet the extremely tight project deadlines.

“The collaboration worked because together we got results as we thought differently, challenged the status quo and delivered with speed and urgency,” Ms Russo said. 

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