JLL expands the reach of its Digital Solutions services, opens up an office in Aurangabad
The new JLL office will house the Digital Solutions team and will cater to both domestic and international businesses
- The office will be second such technology centre for JLL after Bengaluru
- The company aims to help clients in driving their tech enablement
JLL, the leading real estate and property investment management consultants, today opened its new office in Aurangabad, India, to house its Digital Solutions team in India, it said in a statement released today. The Company that aims to become a leading technology player in the coming years, aims to establish its Aurangabad office as one of its global delivery centre for digital solutions. In India, through its offices, the Company continues to serve clients across the real estate and construction spectrum, it said in the statement.
Located close to two mega-cities, Mumbai and Pune, Aurangabad in recent years has emerged as an alternate growth centre for corporates. Focus on infrastructure, strong economic growth, development of roads and progressive state-level reforms introduced in recent years have positively impacted the investors’ and occupiers’ preference for the region and the city.
On the occasion, Ute Braasch, Chief Transformation Officer, Corporate Solutions, JLL & Chief Guest of the launch event, said, “Firms around the world are looking to innovate and digitise various aspects of their business and improve productivity and efficiency. As a leading real estate and technology focused firm, we understand the importance of developing the right solutions and investing in the right talent. We truly understand this. JLL has already made some strategic investments in this direction and will continue to help the clients. Opening of the Aurangabad office is one such step in that direction.”
Gopi Latpate, Executive Director, Global IBM Practice, JLL said, “JLL Technologies is a strategic arm for the expansion of JLL’s services worldwide. Aurangabad Delivery Centre is at the heart of the global delivery capabilities of various real estate technologies; JLL, after the acquisition of city based ValuD Softwares last year committed to growing its presence in Aurangabad for years to come. This will create a role model for other technology companies to come and look at Aurangabad as an alternative IT destination.”
Commenting on the development, David Brown, Head of Digital Solutions Asia Pacific, JLL said, “It is time for the corporate real estate leaders that they re-align their business strategy as per the requirements of a modern workforce. There is a tectonic shift in the way the office industry is operating. Improving the efficiency and productivity of offices needs a deeper understanding of how the real estate function contributes and adds value to the organisation. And technology is now at the forefront of all the operations. Through our Aurangabad office, we aim to scale up our services in that direction.”
“India offers a rich talent pool of graduates trained in specific areas of innovative digital technologies. This is the country’s biggest offering to corporates. Aurangabad is no different than any other emerging Indian city, where there is growth potential. Through this office, we wish to tap into this resource pool and offer the workforce a choice to work closer to their home city without having to relocate to one of the technology centres,” added Brown commenting on the city’s potential.
Late last year, JLL acquired ValuD Consulting, a leading provider of IBM software integration and consulting services in the United States and India. ValuD Consulting setup the global development center based out of Aurangabad and managed by Ravindra Waybase, Sr Director for Aurangabad Center. JLL is committed to expand its presence in the city to generate the career opportunities for the local talent. The transaction significantly enhances JLL's ability to bring the next generation of technology to its clients through future-focused innovation and deepened expertise in IBM's TRIRIGA, Maximo and Watson Internet of Things (IoT) services.
JLL's Digital Solutions offers clients end-to-end technology solutions to help drive better business results from their real estate. It provides advisory, implementation and support around corporate real estate applications, integrated workplace management system (IWMS), business intelligence & analytics and IoT.
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 more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.