JLL names Elke Kornalijnslijper sustainability consulting head for Asia Pacific
Global real estate consulting firm announces new leader for sustainability consulting in Asia Pacific
SINGAPORE, 17 April, 2023 - JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced the appointment of Elke Kornalijnslijper as Head of Sustainability Consulting, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she will be responsible for delivering sustainability advice and solutions for JLL’s diverse client base in Asia Pacific and managing a team of 100 real estate sustainability experts across 11 markets regionally.
Kornalijnslijper will work closely with JLL’s occupier and investor clients to identify gaps, risks and opportunities in existing sustainability strategies across their real estate portfolios. She will drive the expansion of JLL’s Net Zero Carbon (NZC) Buildings services across the region, including a suite of solutions addressing maturing real estate portfolio strategies, retrofitting projects for existing developments, energy optimisation, and other value-add consulting services such as reporting, certification and compliance.
“Within the built environment, sustainability represents one of the largest growth opportunities for both clients and JLL and is poised to become a more essential service for occupiers and investors as they set and fulfil net zero strategies and targets. Elke’s proven track record as one of the brightest minds in real estate sustainability will be a major asset to our clients and to JLL’s own net zero goals regionally and globally,” says Susheel Koul, CEO, Work Dynamics, Asia Pacific, JLL.
Kornalijnslijper will focus on client relationship development and management, delivering sustainability consulting to clients in close collaboration with teams outside of Asia Pacific, meaning that clients will benefit from the scale of JLL’s expertise globally. Kornalijnslijper’s previous role at JLL was as the Head of Energy and Sustainability Services, Southeast Asia. In this capacity, she has been responsible for advising investor clients on the changing sustainability regulatory framework globally, including the newly introduced European Union taxonomy regulations for sustainable activities (Taxonomy Regulations) covering climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, the circular economy, pollution, effect on water, and biodiversity.
“Sustainability goals will continue to be aggressively pursued by organisations, who increasingly view real estate as part of the solution. I’m delighted to be taking on this position at such a crucial time for the built environment in Asia Pacific and working with the broader market to deliver solutions based on a more informed and sustainable real estate mindset,” says Kornalijnslijper. “In addition to managing risks, we also believe that real estate is at the centre of the new energy and mobility transition.”
Prior to joining JLL in January 2022, she was Head of Strategy and Research & Development for SP Digital, part of Singapore’s largest utility provider, SP Group. Kornalijnslijper also brings expertise from the Hong Kong utilities provider, CLP Group, where she was Head of Ecosystem (innovation) and Commercial Manager - New Energy.
She brings over 15 years of dedicated sustainability, new energy, proptech and cleantech experience to her new role coupled with her understanding of the transformation of traditional business models in the energy industry.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 103,000 as of December 31, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.