Lorenz Grollo’s tenant services company Equiem, whose chief executive Gabrielle McMillan presented at our Mad Men for the Planet event in Sydney last month, has acquired leasing portal Jagonal as part of its expansion strategy.
Jagonal had gone into administration last month, presenting a “unique opportunity to integrate the two businesses”, Ms McMillan said last week in Fairfax Media.
Clearly it was an opportunity too good to resist for Ms McMillan, who presented the Mad Men audience with a template for engaging with tenants on a range of services from social and sporting events to a parents’ support group. The opportunity is to engage office occupants, corporate staff, on the value of sustainability in the places they work.
- See our article on Equiem, Sticky tenant play has potential for sustainability engagement
- See our reports on Mad Men, News from the front desk: Issue No 319 on Mad Men & designing our future , Mad Men for the Planet: How to make 5 Star NABERS as aspirational as a 5 Star hotel and SOLD OUT: Mad Men for the planet, workshop and competition
Some of Australia’s biggest property owners have tapped into Equiem services, including AMP Capital, Charter Hall and QIC.
Ms McMillan said in the report that the Jagonal platform would allow small spaces to be rented – from boardrooms or a single desk to larger spaces.
The company said it would also retain the services of Jagonal founders Serge Kotlyarov, Andrew Brown and Max Sim in a deal that Fairfax said was speculated to have cost Equiem around $200,000.