Property manager Savills has teamed up with Investment Brisbane as part of a corporate partnership program being put together by the city.

Savills will join 13 other leading Brisbane companies which are working with Invest Brisbane to shape strategic investment initiatives and share a range of cooperative marketing initiatives, market analysis, consultation and research.

The program is designed to develop Brisbane's niche and internationally competitive industries.

The partnership with Savills will provide a growth tool for new investors in Brisbane, by giving them intimate knowledge of industrial, commercial and retail property.

Paul McLean, Savills managing director, Queensland, said the partnership would be very positive.

"This partnership will be the beginning of a positive and productive relationship between Invest Brisbane and Savills, with strategic steps to optimise the support we both provide to Brisbane-focused investors," he said.

David Regan, CEO of Brisbane Marketing, said the program had generated more than $563m of new investment and created 1,628 new jobs for Brisbane in 2006.

"The business relationship between Savills and Invest Brisbane was developed under the corporate partnership program and is an excellent example of a city-wide investment organisation working cooperatively with a local organisation for mutual benefits," he said.

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