The Broll Property Group has appointed Jess Cleland as COO: Africa. This includes responsibility for all operations outside of South Africa, in addition to heading up the group's valuations and property intel divisions across all countries.
Jess Cleland, Broll COO: Africa
Since joining Broll in 2013, Cleland’s positions have included group managing director: East Africa & Indian Ocean, and divisional director: strategy and consulting within Occupier Services. Prior to joining Broll, she held the role of research director at IPD (now MSCI) South Africa, and has gained a wealth of experience from working in a range of countries across the globe.
Cleland holds an MBA majoring in International Business, a Master of Property and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering. She is an active industry speaker, has served on numerous boards and committees, was a 2020 API Award for Women in Africa Real Estate finalist, and in 2018 won Professional of the Year – Private Sector (Gauteng) at the South African Women in Property Awards. She is a fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and has achieved the status of Certified Business Advisor from the Institute of Business Advisors of Southern Africa.