Assistant Manager, Research & Consultancy, Malaysia
If you're aiming for something, even if you don't achieve it, you'll still be somewhere better than where you started.
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” - Marina Bracciani
Walking down memory lane, Marina recalls her first day filled with excitement and nervousness. Marina started off in consulting under the hotel real estate back in Paris, France. She later on found herself in Malaysia where she decided to expand her career further with JLL Malaysia. To her, the work culture has been a very interesting ride where JLL practises info sharing and constant interaction where she is able to groom herself further on her work by exchanging information.
Being a part of the Research & Consultancy team has enabled Marina to gain in-depth experience and widen her knowledge of the Malaysian real estate industry being a first for her in the country. "I am able to experience and discover a different working culture in Malaysia and conversing fully in English for my day to day tasks which is quite a breath of fresh air. It is also a first for me to be working on not just hotel real estate and am truly grateful for my superior for her continuous guidance and support in this transition of mine," she said.
Marina has pointed out that at times it does get a little bit chalenging as the working style and manner differ from what she is used to back in France, especially the language barrier, but all the more that drives her even further to pick up the necessary knowledge and it definitely helps to have a supportive leader and colleagues to be able to lean on.
She hopes that her career will carry her further and strongly believe JLL is the place to be. "Do not be afraid or shy to ask questions. The art of learning is to be in motion and whenever you encounter an obstacle, look for an alternative around it and what better way of finding out how to, than asking questions," she said.