My name is Mitch Broderson and I have worked in the industrial team at JLL for 3 years. I began working at JLL as an executive assistant whilst completing my BProp degree at Auckland University. Since completing my degree I moved into a sales and leasing role for the South Auckland Industrial team and have been working there for the past year. One of the great benefits of working with JLL as an executive assistant was I was able to gain a good knowledge base of the market which made the transition to agency a lot easier.
Going straight into a full commission job is never easy, however this process was made a lot less daunting due to the exposure to the industry I had been provided prior to graduation. A large part of my role involves meeting clients, building relationships and completing sales and leasing transactions. Through many networking evenings and client functions I have been able to generate a large database of clients who I will work with throughout my career. I have chosen to specialise in all aspects around industrial sales and leasing and work very closely with a number of property developers, investors and tenants in order to accomplish their industrial requirements throughout South Auckland
Completing a bachelor of Property at Auckland University has been very beneficial to me as it has provided a wide range of skills that I use every day in the industry. Along with this, the help and professionalism that has been provided to me by JLL has played a key role in my success. They have provided me with many opportunities through support and training which have paved a path for me going forward in the future. A strong focus on career growth allows for me to maintain focus and work up to high a high standard. This can be expressed through my awards I have received throughout my time at JLL. I was awarded 'Rising Star' in 2013, 'Emerging Talent' in 2014 and JLL nominated me for Auckland universities 'Emerging talent' award in 2015.
The workplace environment at JLL is pre-eminent. It provides an excellent relationship between co-workers and supervisors, open communication and room for personal development. The one thing that stands out for me at JLL is how easy it is to gain information in any aspect of the property industry as it is always readily available through all product lines of the company. The many functions and work events that the company hosts makes it easy to gain relationships with other property professionals which is only beneficial as it has built my network and client base. I am very grateful for having worked at JLL and look forward to many years to come.