Andre Bothma

Growth Principal

Background

Andre Bothma combines more than 18 years of experience in corporate real estate with a countless passion for innovative technology and the way it connects with people and buildings, creating enhanced efficiencies and a more sustainable outcome for the environment. Andre joined JLL Spark in May 2020 as growth lead for the EMEA region. Prior to this role, Andre was head of engineering technology for JLL’s engineering business in the UK.

He built a team and product that focused on digitizing the engineering service tasks by utilizing condition-based maintenance strategy, analytical platforms, and IoT sensors that served as operational efficiency and margin improvements across the organization.

Between 2014 and 2017, Andre co-founded a high-performance technology business specializing in smart building optimization using energy-efficient products, analytical platforms, and IoT devices throughout sub-Saharan Africa and worked with third-party manufacturing stations in China and Hong Kong.

He previously worked for 11 years leading large teams of FM professionals, providing the highest quality integrated and bundled FM outsourced solutions. Andre is responsible for a portfolio of blue-chip clients across multiple sectors including financial and professional services, media, retail, and tech.

Hobbies

In my free time, I enjoy cooking braai (barbecue) with my little girl and talking about Princess Elsa and Anna’s latest endeavors.

Favorite Building

A favorite of mine has always been Gaudi’s Cathedral in Barcelona. This fascinating building has been under construction for over 130 years and has yet to be completed. Alongside some of the wonders of the world such as Egypt’s pyramids and the Great Wall of China, the Sagrada family has certainly embraced the saying, “you can’t rush perfection.”