Mark Grant, National Director, Markets JLL

Mark Grant will moderate Concurrent Workshop 1, which consists of two parts:

​Super City
Speakers: Ian Wheeler, Sharon Coombes and Chris Alcock , Auckland Council

Flexible Workplace
Speakers: Jo Monaghan, BNZ and Christian Pistauer, Jasmax


In 2012, Auckland Council embarked on a journey to create a Workplace Strategy for their future workplaces which coincided with the decision to consolidate their CBD offices into owned space and to purchase the former ASB Centre in Albert Street.

Hear about the people and property drivers for this project, how they engaged their employees in a ground up approach to the formation of the Workplace Strategy, and the ways in which workplace change has been supported and encouraged across council.


Often we hear about workplace projects that have taken years in the making. But what happens after they move in?

BNZ began its journey to flexible workspace in 2013 with the pilot floors at 80 Queen Street. Using industry tools and some kiwi ingenuity the success of the pilot is being tracked and informing what the future of workplace at BNZ looks like.

Hear about how and why the pilot was implemented and about the technology being used to get the most out of the workplace – now and into the future…

Mark Grant
National Director, Markets Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark is the National Director of JLL’s Markets division, leading teams of property professionals across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. With over 25 years Real Estate experience in Europe, New Zealand and the Middle East, Mark brings a depth of commercial and property acumen across all industry sectors and heads up the national Commercial Leasing teams, together with the Corporate Solutions and Tenant Representation services. Mark has represented a vast array of international and domestic clients, including Unisys, IBM, SunGard, Colmar Brunton, Adidas, TNS, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Aurecon, Tata Group, Chubb, Daimler-Benz and Scottish Widows.

Mark has a long-term association with Business Mentors New Zealand, providing voluntary assistance in helping NZ businesses grow and develop in their chosen markets. Holding an MBA from London South Bank University, Mark is also an acknowledged industry speaker on property trends and topics.