Throughout her career, she has been focused on improving operational efficiencies and increasing access to data so that real estate owners can make informed decisions. During her tenure as a Project Manager for JLL, an international real estate brokerage firm, she oversaw various database projects, including the construction of a global real estate and property database that helped the firm become a better adviser to its trusted clients. Prior to JLL, Marainne worked at Grubb & Ellis, another international real estate brokerage firm, maintaining the market research database and training the 60+ research team. During her tenure at Grubb & Ellis she provided research and marketing support for the Washington DC offices, resulting in many leading industry awards.
She graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a B.S. in Social and Economic History and from the London School of Economics with a M.S. in Economic History. She was born in Yokohama, Japan and currently resides in Austin, Texas.