When the INAS Glob­al Games was award­ed to Bris­bane there was an urgent need for an office home base. Bris­bane 2019INAS Glob­al Games CEO, Robyn Smith met with JLL Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Geoff McIn­tyre and imme­di­ate­ly the Games found a sup­port­ive partner.

Bart Mead, a JLL Direc­tor, says at the time the com­pa­ny were delight­ed to pro­vide space in the Mil­ton office between the Bris­bane Riv­er and the icon­ic Sun­corp Stadium.

We in the office knew very lit­tle of the INAS Glob­al Games before Robyn came into our offices to do a pre­sen­ta­tion, which includ­ed an inspir­ing video. Once we watched the ath­letes we were hooked and JLL is now a very enthu­si­as­tic Games part­ner,” says Bart.

And as the Games team is grow­ing I see we are embrac­ing the essence of inclu­siv­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty con­tri­bu­tion that the rela­tion­ship embod­ies,” he adds.

In a busi­ness sense, Bart recog­nis­es the val­ue of the inter­na­tion­al con­nec­tions and hopes that the JLL and Games part­ner­ship will leave a pos­i­tive glob­al lega­cy, but it is in cre­at­ing a com­mu­ni­ty con­scious of intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty with­in the com­pa­ny that will have a far-reach­ing effect.”

That lega­cy is already evi­dent with sev­er­al of the staff so com­mit­ted they have quick­ly signed up as Games vol­un­teers. JLL’s Head of Inte­grat­ed Prop­er­ty Advi­so­ry, Craig Ash­ford was so impressed he has con­vinced his wife Leanne and teenage chil­dren, Emi­ly and Har­ry to vol­un­teer in Octo­ber. We are real­ly look­ing for­ward to the ath­let­ics, swim­ming and cycling but are very hap­py to help wher­ev­er we are needed.”

As a fam­i­ly we have a social con­science and my wife and I encour­age the kids to be mind­ful of giv­ing back to our com­mu­ni­ty. When I saw the Games pre­sen­ta­tion at work I was excit­ed about the sport that will be on show, but it was also an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a part of some­thing both excit­ing and wor­thy,” says Craig.

Not only have the Bris­bane Glob­al Games found a won­der­ful spon­sor in JLL, but they have forged a com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ship that will leave a pro­found lega­cy with­in the staff of JLL.



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