JLL announces alliance with Seekster to enhance condominium management service
Seekster has become a recommended provider of in unit services for individual co-owners and tenants in JLL-managed condominium buildings
JLL has announced that its Property and Asset Management division has created a strategic alliance with Seekster, Thailand's fastest growing cleaning and maintenance service platform. Following the alliance, JLL will be introducing Seekster as a recommended provider of in unit services for individual co-owners and tenants in condominium buildings that the firm manages at present.
Caption: Dexter Norville (3rd from left), a co-head of Property and Asset Management at JLL, and Sahib Anandsongvit, CEO and co-founder of Seekster, shaking hands after entering into a strategic alliance agreement. Also seen in the picture are Chakrapan Pawangkarat (1st from left), the other co-head of Property and Asset Management at JLL, Kittinut Ganpleamgam (4th from left), Head of Enterprise Sales at Seekster, and Christian Radzio, Assistant Surveyor at JLL
Dexter Norville, a co-head of Property and Asset Management at JLL, said "While property management covers mainly common area, facilities and building systems, general cleaning and maintenance of individual units are under the care of co-owners or tenants. Our alliance with Seekster will help fill the gap and support our commitment to ensuring the highest convenience and safety for users in every property that we manage. It also compliments our strategy to partner with entrepreneurs with proptech that can create value to our clients."
Sahib Anandsongvit, CEO and co-founder of Seekster, said "It is a great opportunity for Seekster to partner with an internationally renowned company like JLL, particularly in Thailand where the firm is the leader in property management with a large portfolio of more than five million square metres managed. We are confident that the alliance with JLL will enable us to accelerate our business expansion."
Through an on-demand app, co-owners and tenants in JLL-managed condominium buildings can have instant access to Seekster's services delivered by their professionals, each with up-to-date personal information and verified background. Condominium owners and tenants will also benefit from special rates offered through the alliance arrangement.
"The fact that our firm receives no financial benefits from this alliance will ensure that there will be no conflict of interests by JLL as property managers. In addition, co-owners and tenants in JLL-managed buildings still can use any other in-unit service providers that they may prefer," said Mr. Norville.
The alliance between JLL and Seekster will initially cover JLL-managed condominium buildings in Bangkok and Pattaya. At a later phase the two parties may look to expand their alliance to cover some commercial properties managed by JLL.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 91,000 as of March 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.
About JLL Thailand
The firm’s operation in Thailand began in 1990 and today is the country’s largest international property service provider with 1,600 employees and more than five million square metres of property and corporate facilities managed. In Euromoney Real Estate Survey 2018, JLL was voted as Thailand’s number one overall real estate advisor for the 8th consecutive year and also won top votes for agency/letting, research and valuation in the same survey. The firm was also named Thailand’s five-star winner in the commercial property consultancy and commercial real estate agency categories at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2019/2020. For more information, visit jll.co.th.
Established in 2016, Seekster is a leading property cleaning and maintenance service platform in Thailand, with a network of 10,000 providers serving more than 150,000 customers in Bangkok, Chonburi and Chiangmai. In 2017, Seekster received 10 million baht in seed funding from Digital Ventures, a subsidiary of SCB, DTAC Accelerate, an accelerator programme by DTC, and 500 TukTuks, a fund by venture capital firm 500 Startups. For more information, visit seekster.co