JTC goes beyond landlord role to play matchmaker

It links tenants to partners that can help them adopt tech to ease talent crunch

Mr Alvin Tan, assistant chief executive for JTC's industry cluster group, said the industrial estate developer started looking into its role when it realised that many of its customers were at different stages of tech adoption. To date, it has approa
Mr Alvin Tan, assistant chief executive for JTC's industry cluster group, said the industrial estate developer started looking into its role when it realised that many of its customers were at different stages of tech adoption. To date, it has approached around 300 companies out of the 14,000 or so across its estates, forming a group that it dubs a partners network.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Over the past year or so, industrial estate developer JTC has been looking to be more than a landlord - by actively linking its customers to potential partners which can help them to adopt more advanced technology and ease their talent crunch.

To date, it has approached around 300 companies out of the 14,000 or so across its estates, forming a group that it dubs a partners network, Mr Alvin Tan, assistant chief executive for JTC's industry cluster group, told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2019, with the headline 'JTC goes beyond landlord role to play matchmaker'. Print Edition | Subscribe