Martin Ni­cholas Pud­jiadi

Happy days

Prestige Indonesia - - Sulwhasoo -

I LOVE MEET­ING new peo­ple and mak­ing them happy,” says Martin Ni­cholas Pud­jiadi. “That’s why I launched MN Prop­er­ties in 2014. It’s an ex­clu­sive tai­lored prop­erty bro­ker­age where we fo­cus on a group of high-end net­work clients, par­tic­u­larly from over­seas. We have more than 50 clients from Ger­many, France, Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thai­land. Be­sides bro­ker­age, we’re also do­ing con­sul­tancy and man­age­ment ser­vices.”

Pud­jiadi is a third-gen­er­a­tion leader of Jayakarta Ho­tels & Re­sorts, which has prop­er­ties in Jakarta, Bali, Lom­bok, Labuan Bajo, Ban­dung, Anyer, Pun­cak and Yo­gyakarta. The com­pany was founded by Syukur Pud­jiadi. Martin, aged 30, is the group’s Vice Pres­i­dent for Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment.

“Ini­tially, I had my doubts about join­ing the fam­ily busi­ness,” ad­mits the young en­tre­pre­neur. “My per­sonal goal was to grow a busi­ness of my own, from scratch. But as time went by, I re­alised that I was learn­ing so much from my col­leagues at Jayakarta Ho­tels. From this ex­pe­ri­ence, I ac­tu­ally found the in­spi­ra­tion and con­fi­dence to set up MN Prop­er­ties.”

Pud­jiadi grad­u­ated from Santa Clara Univer­sity in Cal­i­for­nia with a busi­ness de­gree ma­jor­ing in Fi­nance and Mar­ket­ing. Hos­pi­tal­ity is in his blood. “That’s why I have also in­vested in restau­rants, such as Bot­tega Ris­torante and Wil­shire,” he says. “I don’t con­sider my­self to be a suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur just yet. Sure, I started MN Prop­er­ties with only two peo­ple, and now we have 25 em­ploy­ees. But for me, the mea­sure of suc­cess will come when I am able to pro­vide sta­ble in­comes for 1,500 peo­ple and their fam­i­lies.”

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