Savills Plc operates as a global real estate services provider, which provides corporate finance advice, investment management and property related financial services. It 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 & 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.