WE ARE EXPERTS IN WHAT WE DOGreg Ohan, Business Development Director, Vietnam
Visitors from all over the world flock to Ho Chi Minh City in large numbers each year – for the history, the architecture, and the food. Greg Ohan, Business Development Director at JLL Vietnam, tells us his favourite part of this bustling city is actually its skyline.
"Looking at the skyline is almost like looking at my day-to-day work being accomplished. It's exhilarating - watching the skyline change, knowing we're part of that progress and being able to innovate with the world's leading businesses. This is exactly what keeps me coming to work each day."
Born and raised in Sydney, Greg shares how brick-and-mortar has always been important to him – especially since according to him, home ownership is a key part of the great Australian dream.
"I was so excited to join JLL. I hit my head on my very first day at work and have a scar to remind me of the excitement forever!" Greg shares, and laughs in recollection.
"Even though I've been with other firms in the industry, I've always respected and admired JLL for being a large and global business, yet still willing to innovate and adopt technology at a rate not usually found in other Fortune 500 firms."
Referring to our initiatives to pioneer growth in proptech, such as JLL Spark and Market Link, he believes these will accelerate JLL's drive to be the clear global leader in digital real estate services in a fast evolving world.
"There's no doubt that the single largest disruptor to our industry in the next 2-3 years will be technology. But instead of being fearful of the unknown, I'm glad that JLL embraces and is at the forefront of these advances."
Greg definitely enjoys dynamic days –whether it's pitching to an occupier, or meeting a developer to come up with property management solutions, he relishes being kept on his toes daily. More than that, he believes the game-changing technology JLL has is what has and will keep us at the forefront of the industry.
"That is our winning edge – the strong combination of our deep market knowledge, data insights and digital tools. With the touch of a button, we have access to a range of platforms that help make us more efficient in achieving our clients' ambitions." He says.
Our Vietnam office may be small in number, but Greg is extremely proud of its ability to be an early adopter of our company initiatives. He points to our inclusive culture and the team's drive to be one step ahead by bringing together market-leading knowledge, technology and insight.
"Being a foreign firm in Vietnam makes it even more important that our visions, goals and beliefs gel with the local community, and I'm thankful that I have a team of forward thinkers who are always ready and able to put their expertise into all our projects."