Director, Hong Kong Markets
"There is a strong team spirit within JLL. We are assigned a mentor on joining the Markets team so that we can learn quicker. At least two team members are allocated to each transaction for us to better collaborate and share market information with one another."
Having had just graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Maverick saw long-term potential in the real estate industry and applied to join JLL Hong Kong as a graduate trainee.
He chose to stay with the Markets team upon completing the graduate trainee programme, and since then has gained his MRICS accreditation to further his professional expertise.
In his role, Maverick juggles business development, meetings with existing clients, lease negotiation strategy, negotiating for office space that clients have shortlisted and handover of office premises to corporates.
“I feel that this is the best role within the company for me because I am quite sociable, interested in meeting with clients and understanding their needs. Being able to take command of your own time, having the communication skills and managing client skills is necessary,” says Maverick.
Maverick says he appreciates the regular monthly training on real estate-related matters such as Hong Kong tenancy law and business development that the Markets team can take advantage of, as well as the experience of having participated in leadership skills training to polish his soft skills, such as communication, collaboration and crisis management.
His confidence in communicating in Korean, which he has been learning for years, has opened doors for him and JLL Hong Kong to serve corporate clients from that market.