April 05, 2013 at 15:12 PM EDT
Photo Release -- DTZ Appoints Darren Shibuya Senior Vice President of Transaction Advisory in Its West Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DTZ, a UGL company, announced today that Darren Shibuya (not related to DTZ Group President Robert Shibuya) has been appointed Senior Vice President in Transaction Advisory in the West Los Angeles office of DTZ.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17987

Mr. Shibuya's hiring further points to the strong growth and sustained expansion within DTZ brokerage ranks in the U.S. and in particular the pivotal Southern California marketplace where the company recently hired Senior Vice President Chris Sausser for its Costa Mesa office. DTZ continues to build strong momentum by seeking out career professionals like Mr. Shibuya who have gained the trust and industry respect of their peers and clients and possess the know-how to deliver enterprise-wide, tailored real estate solutions to an ever-growing client base.

Since last fall, DTZ has announced a major re-organization to its Executive Management Team, and added senior level professionals in both our brokerage and consulting businesses to bolster this mission.

Darren Shibuya joins DTZ after spending the past 20 years as a Principal in the Los Angeles Cresa office specializing in corporate tenant representation. Darren has strategically advised clients in over 100 cities across the United States representing many regional and national firms including Kaplan, Red Bull, H.D. Supply, Bradman University, Arts Institute, Education Affiliates, J.D. Edwards, Ticketmaster Online - CitySearch, Inc., Reebok International Ltd., Humana.

"This is an exciting time for DTZ in terms of our continuing internal growth and the high-caliber of people we have brought into the company," said Nick Westley, Chief Executive of the Americas. "By adding a professional of Darren's skill level, his two-decades of experience, his talent and deep commitment to his clients, we know we have significantly strengthened our resources in the pivotal Southern California market. Hiring decisions are made with great care and consideration. We always look to the quality of the individual – both personally, professionally and their attainments as the optimal reflection of who we are as a company. We are very proud to have Darren join DTZ at this moment of great opportunity in our history."   

A graduate of the University of Southern California, with a B.S. degree in Business Administration & Finance, Mr. Shibuya is professionally involved with the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA); and a Past President of the CoreNet Global Southern California Chapter.

About DTZ

A DTZ, a UGL company, is a global leader in property services. We provide occupiers and investors around the world with industry leading, end-to-end property solutions comprised of leasing agency and brokerage, integrated property and facilities management, capital markets, investment and asset management, valuation, building consultancy and project management. In addition, our award winning research and consulting services provide our clients with global and local market knowledge, forecasting and trend analysis to make the best long-term decisions for their continuous success far into the future. DTZ has 47,000 employees including sub-contractors, operating across 208 offices in 52 countries.

About UGL Limited

UGL is a global diversified services company delivering critical infrastructure and essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. UGL comprises four business units including Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, Property and Project Management providing whole of life cycle solutions to clients across the power, water, rail, resources, property, transport, communications, social infrastructure, industrial and defence sectors. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates worldwide across 52 countries employing over 56,000 people.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Darren Shibuya
         Senior Vice President
         DTZ, a UGL company
         + 1 310 424 4566
         darren.shibuya@dtz.com
         
         Media please contact:
         Richard Lindberg +312 424 8172
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