JLL names new proptech director as part of digital transformation move

Jordan Kostelac moves onto new role to drive innovation in real estate

September 18, 2018

JLL has appointed Jordan Kostelac as the Director of Proptech in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Kostelac’s appointment is part of the firm’s global strategic vision to drive digital innovation in real estate. He will report to Albert Ovidi, Chief Operating Officer, JLL Asia Pacific.

In his new role, Mr Kostelac will work with internal and external stakeholders in pushing continuous innovation within and beyond the company. He will focus on exploring emerging technologies, leading the firm’s tech-based incubator programmes and showcases, as well as creating and deploying tech-enabled business models and products for clients.

“With proptech start-ups in Asia Pacific receiving US$4.8 billion of investments from 2013 to 2017, it is clear that the real estate industry presents tremendous potential to nurture innovation. There is no better time to embrace this digital transformation as proptech opportunities gain momentum across the region,” says Mr Ovidi. “With Jordan leading this initiative, we are confident that we can quickly anticipate and meet our clients’ needs by offering comprehensive and integrated solutions to help them maximise the value of their real estate assets.”

Since joining JLL, Mr Kostelac has spent three years as a workplace strategy and change management consultant. He has helped many of the firm’s largest global clients, including HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Standard Chartered Bank and AIA, to navigate and better understand the evolving nature of work.

With nearly 20 years of interdisciplinary experience from FMCG operations management and process improvement consulting, Mr Kostelac has a proven track record of success in aligning multinational corporations’ operational requirements with technology partners. He holds a degree in Communication Technology Management and a Master of business administration.

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