Finally the much anticipated registration of the JLL Kenya Limited entity was finalised on July 1 2015.This was exciting given that we had anticipated the registration for the past few months. I acknowledge the effort of all those involved in getting this concluded.
Last evening we held a successful customer cocktail event to formally announce the opening. An intimate gathering of 50 key contacts, clients and supporters of JLL at the DusitD2 Hotel on Riverside Drive Nairobi that provided us a good view of a positive market reception of our entry into the market. The message below from an invited guest, sums up views expressed by those in attendance.
“Thanks for the invite. I appreciate it but unfortunately I will be on business travel and hence can’t make it. Have a great event and nice to see JLL challenging incumbents in East Africa and hopefully bring a new and different way of giving insights on real estate opportunities in the region!”
In his speech, Mark Bradford emphasised JLL’s commitment to building a local dynamic business in Nairobi that will offer the International standard quality service that is the JLL brand. “With due respect to our competitors and players in the market, we will not purport to “teach the market”, we will learn, listen and play our role. Summing it up – Our independence coupled with our long term commitment to Kenya and the region will enable us to act as non-aligned and objective advisors to local and international clients.”
I agreed, we are coming into an active market with many players, “our differentiator will be that JLL Kenya will combine JLL’s global platform and networks, resources & experience with local market expertise and experience to offer that differentiated quality customer experience”. Watch this space!