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U.S. real estate agency, Jones Lang LaSalle invests in Maklaro

Digital, Hamburg-based real estate agency is strategically important for JLL

The Hamburg-based real estate agent, Maklaro, is to receive an undisclosed investment sum from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) global property consultants. Nikolai Roth, founder of Maklaro, said: “We are boosting our knowledge base and financial power with the new shareholder, JLL, to continue successfully on our growth path quickly.” Maklaro is giving JLL around 16 per cent of its shares, according to the commercial register. Another investor, the Innovationsfonds Hamburg will receive a 14.5 per cent share of the company.

Digital transformation strategy

Commenting on the background to the financing, Kai Zimprich, Head of Digital Services Germany at JLL, said: “We are choosing a new way of transferring knowledge with this investment and see it as part of our digital transformation strategy. We hope to gain valuable insight particularly in the standardization, automation and digitalisation of business processes which are important for implementing our own digital strategy.”

Former CEO of ImmobilienScout24 aboard

Founded in 2013 as ImCheck24 and renamed in March 2016 to Maklaro, this digital real estate agent works for vendors. Maklaro recently announced personnel changes, which will see the former CEO of ImmobilienScout24, Marc Stilke, advise management in future. He also has shares in the Hamburg-based firm.
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Sources and other information:
www.maklaro.de
www.us.jll.com

About Jones Lang LaSalle

JLL is a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management for owners, users and investors who seek to grow value in the sector. JLL’s headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. The company has more than 230 global offices, including one in Hamburg, and in over 80 countries. It employs 60,000 staff. For more information, see:www.us.jll.com

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