Finalists in JLL’s inaugural ‘Hackathon’ make their digital pitches today

JLL’s event to support emerging tech ideas from UK employees

October 31, 2018

London, 31st October 2018 - JLL has launched its first ever UK Hackathon, an internal ideation and digital awareness campaign aimed at encouraging the development of innovative tech solutions to challenges faced by the real estate sector - whether this be internal JLL process, client challenge or market issue.

Over the past four months, internal applicants from JLL’s UK business have submitted their tech ideas, culminating in five finalists making their wining business case to a panel of judges today.

The winning idea will be developed by JLL with a third party digital developer to create a proof of concept tool by the end of the year, with a wider rollout to planned following successful trials.

Alex Edds, head of UK Innovation, said: “We are excited to be bringing our JLL hackathon to life today. Digitization is already transforming our industry meaning that the way in which real estate is designed, used and transacted is fast evolving. 

“This event gives JLL employees the chance to at the forefront of our tech ambition to bring through new market-facing tool which will help our clients and our own business.

“Good luck to JLL’s Glenn Briski, Louis Goldney Sidley, Richard Sansom and the team of Tim Barber-Lomax and Kim Markiewicz.”