News release

JLL wins RICS Australia ‘Innovation Award’ for Virtual Leasing Map

JLL’s Office Leasing and GIS teams awarded at the annual RICS Australia Awards 2021

September 27, 2021

Tim O’Connor

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Travis Brousseau

GIS lead – Australia & NZ, JLL

AUSTRALIA, 27 September 2021 – JLL’s Australian Office Leasing & GIS teams have been awarded the Innovation Category at the RICS Australia Awards 2021, for their Virtual Leasing Map.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) annual awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, recognising outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies. Sixteen awards, acknowledging success by individuals and project teams across Australia, were presented digitally in September 2021.

The Innovation Award recognises teams, companies and consortia engaged in developing innovative solutions to sustain to profession for the future.

JLL’s Virtual Leasing Map is a virtual office leasing experience that gives prospective tenants a virtual alternative to an initial physical inspection, speeding up the time it takes to shortlist potential premises. It provides a 3D city view of office space for lease across Australian markets, with the Sydney CBD, North Sydney and Parramatta first to launch for featured office buildings.

JLL’s Head of Office Leasing, Tim O’Connor said, “The Virtual Leasing Map transforms the way businesses search for office space, allowing people to explore, experience, analyse and make more informed decisions around leasing and investment. As we look to drive efficiency through technology, this is a game changer for the industry.

“This award provides much-deserved recognition to all behind bringing the Virtual Leasing Map to life. JLL has had consistent wins at the annual RICS Australia Awards and this is a testament to the commitment to excellence of JLL’s people,” said Mr O’Connor.

JLL’s GIS Manager, Travis Brousseau said, “While GIS technology has been around for a while, the Virtual Leasing Map is the first product in the Australian office leasing space to showcase a range of office buildings available across every market, allowing users to filter by your preferred office grade, fit-out or size requirements.”

The RICS Awards panel of judges added, “The winning team developed an innovative spatial office leasing product that will provide long term benefits for cross-country interactions.”

About JLL

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