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Management Philosophy
The Management & Team
Strategic Partners
Milestones
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About Us

The JL Family Office was established in 2012 by Asia Pacific real estate veteran, John Lim, to manage the family wealth as well as its philanthropic initiatives. It comprises four core divisions: Real Estate, Financial Trading & Group Treasury, Private Equity & Venture Capital and Philanthropy.

Year Founded

2012

Number of Investments

16

Core Divisions

4

Total Capital Invested

$300 Million

Management Philosophy

Our young, dynamic team is guided by an East-meets-West management approach, bound by the Confucian virtues of (Benevolence), (Righteousness), (Respect), (Wisdom), (Trust), while upholding Western standards in institutional deal-making and execution. As a family office focused on sustainable progress and building meaningful business relationships, we aim to create an enduring family legacy that lasts generations.

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The Management & Team

The Management

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John Lim

Founder & Chairman

Chairman, Lim Hoon Foundation

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Andy Lim

Executive Director & Group CEO

Founder, The Land Managers

Co-Founder, Odyssey Venture Holdings

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Ken Lim

Director

Co-Founder, Odyssey Venture Holdings

The Team

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Goh Mui Leng

Group CFO

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Kit Kor

Assistant Director, Finance

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Lynn Goh

Admin & HR Manager

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Shellen Quah

Legal Consultant

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Tan Yu Ru

Analyst, Real Estate

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Teo Wei Shan

Account Executive

Strategic Partners

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The Straits Trading Company

  • The Straits Trading Company (STC) is an investment company with diversified interests across APAC, and majority-owned by The Tecity Group
  • JLFO holds a strategic stake in STC

 

Partnerships

  • Launched the SME Help Fund with JLFO and ARA Asset Management to help Singapore businesses tide over the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Jointly set up Straits Real Estate, which invests in real estate-related opportunities globally
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Straits Real Estate

  • Andy Lim, together with STC, built Straits Real Estate (SRE) into a real estate investment firm with S$1.9b in AUM and a well-diversified investment portfolio across APAC and the UK

 

Partnerships

  • Signed MOU to collaborate on other real estate investments in Asia and Europe post-divestment of stake in SRE to STC in 2021

Milestones

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Established Lim Hoon Foundation, a charitable trust named in honor of Mr John Lim’s late father

2008

Established Lim Hoon Foundation, a charitable trust named in honor of Mr John Lim’s late father

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APAC real estate veteran, John Lim set up the JLFO

2012

APAC real estate veteran, John Lim set up the JLFO

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Partnered The Straits Trading Company to set up Straits Real Estate

2013

Partnered The Straits Trading Company to set up Straits Real Estate

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Andy Lim was appointed Group CEO of JLFO

2019

Andy Lim was appointed Group CEO of JLFO

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Acquired 65 Club Street for its new headquarters

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Launched The Land Managers, a boutique real estate management firm with an initial capital commitment of S$250m

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Launched Odyssey Venture Holdings to invest in in B2B solutions and tech and gaming private equity and venture capital deals

2020

Acquired 65 Club Street for its new headquarters

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Launched The Land Managers, a boutique real estate management firm with an initial capital commitment of S$250m

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Launched Odyssey Venture Holdings to invest in in B2B solutions and tech and gaming private equity and venture capital deals

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JLFO divested its stake in Straits Real Estate to Straits Trading Company for S$105m

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The Land Managers made its first foray into the UK with investment in Savills' UK retail park fund

2021

JLFO divested its stake in Straits Real Estate to Straits Trading Company for S$105m

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The Land Managers made its first foray into the UK with investment in Savills' UK retail park fund

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