Malaysian PropTech Juwai IQI Appoints Taco Heidinga to Strategic Advisor Role

November 6, 2023
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The Kuala Lumpur-based real estate network IQI, which is part of Juwai IQI, has announced the appointment of the real estate executive and Trainer Taco Heidinga as a Global Strategic Advisor.

Heidinga, whose background includes 20 years of experience at firms including RE/MAX Malaysia,  will lead a team in Malaysia with a focus on helping buyers from across Asia acquire property in popular international markets. Those markets will include ASEAN countries, the USA, and Europe.

Juwai IQI Co-Founder and Group CEO Kashif Ansari said, "The number of domestic and cross- border transactions that our agents are completing is climbing quickly. There is space for a smart and experienced leader who understands both Asian and global markets. We think Taco is ideal for this role and are pleased he has agreed to join us."

Heidinga said, "I am honoured to join IQI, which is the pre-eminent real estate technology company in Asia and has a worldwide reach. I will help recruit, contribute to IQI's award-winning educational programs, consult with the technology team as they further improve the Atlas super- app, and manage a team supporting buyers and closing transactions in international markets.”

Formed through the merger of Juwai and Malaysia-based IQI in 2019, Juwai IQI operates an end-to-end real estate marketplace targeting primarily Chinese buyers and operates (a global property portal available in Chinese) and (Asia-wide portal for global real estate).

The company's commission-based model relies on real estate agents and Juwai IQI now claims to have a network of over 30,000 real estate professionals in 20 countries around the world.

November 6, 2023
Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

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