Savills Plc operates as a global real estate services provider, which provides corporate finance advice, investment management and a range of property related financial services. The company operates through four segments: Transaction Advisory, Consultancy, Property & Facilities Management and Investment Management. The Transaction Advisory segment comprises commercial, residential, leisure and agricultural agency and investment advice on purchases and sales. The Consultancy segment provides a wide range of professional property services, which includes valuation, building consultancy, environmental consultancy, landlord and tenant, rating, planning, strategic projects and research. The Property and Facilities Management segment provides management of commercial, residential and agricultural property for owners. It provides a comprehensive range of services to occupiers of property, ranging from strategic advice through project management to all services relating to a building. The Investment Management segment includes investment management of commercial and residential property portfolios for institutional or professional investors, on a pooled or segregated account basis. The company was founded by Alfred Savill in 1855 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.