Your international property partner

Jalin Realty connects owner occupiers, investors and developers in Australia and Asia


A trusted name for more than 30 years

Jalin Realty is a privately owned business specialising in property marketing, sales and support. The business began in Kuala Lumpur in the 1980s, marketing property to people looking to diversify their wealth. In the 2000s, the business began marketing Australian property to Malaysia, followed by the opening of offices in Singapore, Indonesia, China and Australia.

As we have grown, we are proud to have provided opportunities for our clients, our staff and our business partners to grow with us. With the recent opening of an Australian office in Melbourne, Jalin Realty now provides an even greater range of property related services, as well as connections to Asia for local developers.

Our Vision

To provide opportunities for people to improve their lives so they can improve their world.

This has been our vision since Jalin began more than 30 years ago, and it has guided our staff and our business practices ever since. As an international business, we see the value of being able to live, study, work, and travel across the world. By providing opportunities to make that happen, we believe our role is to help build a global community.

In Malay, the word ‘Jalin’ means ‘strengthening ties’, while in Mandarin it means ‘harmonious home’. Both meanings apply to our vision – helping people to make connections and create places to live and grow together. We do this by providing forward-thinking opportunities and long-term security.

Our Values

Guided by integrity and professionalism.

As the landscape of the property industry changes, our guiding values have remained the same, and can be summed up in one word: ETHICS. This not only protects our clients’ wealth, it has also made us one of the premier choices for Australian develops looking to market their projects in Asia, and for Asian investors looking to buy property in Australia.

Excellence. We work to deliver the best results.
Teamwork. We work together with clients and partners.
Honesty. We’re transparent in everything we do.
Innovation. We are always striving to find a better way.
Commitment. We’re loyal to the people we work with.
Sincerity. Our word is trusted around the world.

Our People

Our strength is in our people.

Jalin Realty is a family business with strong family values at the core of everything we do, from when we began with just 10 people in 1989 to our almost 100-strong team today. Our staff are members of Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) with ongoing training to ensure they have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Just as important as our own people are our trusted partners. We’re proud to have worked with major developers, such as Mirvac and LendLease, as well as smaller developers who also share our high standards of quality. We also work with a trusted network of solicitors, accountants and other professional providers to deliver a seamless one-stop-shop service.

Ian Chen

Founder, Owner and CEO

Ian Chen is a property professional, financial expert and entrepreneur who places great emphasis on the virtues of tradition and ethical business. Having studied in Melbourne, Ian’s early professional life was spent as a stockbroker and making significant personal investments in property. This led to a professional move to the property industry, where he joined his father in developing the Jalin business. Skilled in investment analysis, project planning, marketing and strategic leadership, Ian takes pride in driving operational excellence and tapping profitable opportunities the long-term benefit of Jalin clients.

Adrian Chen

Managing Director

A graduate from Deakin University Melbourne, Adrian is fluent in multiple languages. Friendly and approachable, he enjoys communicating with people. Adrian’s career in real estate began in 1996 at Harcourt Real Estate. In 1997, he started his own business - First National Real Estate in Queensland. First National Real Estate was ranked number 1 office in Queensland, best office in marketing, top auctioneer and gross sales figures for First National Queensland during his time there. Adrian’s passion for real estate and understanding of customer needs are the reasons for his success. In 2012 he joined Jalin Realty on its mission to expand into China. Adrian continues to assist Australian property investors in their quest to achieve maximum returns on their investment. With his local and international experiences, Adrian is now in based in the Melbourne Jalin office and continues to assist investors to reach a wider market.

Idamo Lee

Sales & Property Consultant

Idamo Lee’s dedication to serving the interest of clients has swiftly established him as one of Jalin Realty’s key associates. A driven and enthusiastic professional who is accustomed to success, Idamo is someone who brings experience, a love of people, architecture and design to his career. A self-confessed workaholic, Idamo’s extensive knowledge of local property is complemented by his dedication to his clients and his desire to provide service above and beyond expectations.His exceptional communication skills can ease clients through what can be an emotional process of selling or buying their most important asset with compassion and enthusiasm. His biggest reward is seeing the results that hard work and dedication can have for his customers.Having worked in marketing, residential and sales, his comprehensive skill set has equipped him with the necessary tools to tackle any challenge that might arise. To experience unrivalled customer service founded on expert local knowledge, wealth of experience and proven results, Idamo is your trusted advisor in terms of property.

Jaycey Lim

Sales & Property Consultant

Five words you can count on from Jaycey : Love , Integrity , commitment , passion and fun.She loves building relationships with stakeholders that helps to widen opportunities available to her. She has experience in project management, research and strategy, marketing strategies, financial management systems, business budgets and business plans. She loves to mentor and provide market analysis and finance expertise to investors to help them build returns and property investment empires. She has worked in every aspect of the real estate industry representing sellers, buyers, investors and banks in both residential and commercial markets.

Dato' Zamri Ahmad

Associate Director

Dato' Zamri has over 29 years of working experience in planning, development, marketing and sales of real estate covering township, residential, commercial and industrial assets. He was a trained architect and started his career in Los Angeles, California in 1989 in architecture and consultancy. He was with large Malaysian property corporations from 1993 until 2008 where he held management positions in planning, business development, project management, product development and sales and marketing. He was in Perth real estate market from 2015 until 2018 as buyer advocate, development advisory and sales, representing clients from Malaysia and Middle East and now he is back to serve Melbourne market. With his complete experience from product planning, designing and development, he can provide his clients with his overall and in-depth experience, attention to details on the property and understanding their needs and requirements. He listens and offers the clients their best options for their decision making to seal the best deal of the day !

Yi Ting Law

Accounts Team

Yi Ting joined Jalin with an abundance of experience in accounting. Prior to Jalin, Yi Ting worked in an audit practising firm for over 3 years. She is also a member of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) which is a highly coveted title and is a recognition of her experience in the accounting field. Yi Ting also completed her Masters in Business Law before joining Jalin. She has now been with Jalin for 3 years and is responsible for accounting duties across the Jalin offices in Australia and China. Work-life balance is important to Yi Ting and she is passionate about spending time with family.

Robert Tey

Business Development Manager

Robert is a people person. He has more than a decade of diverse experience in the service industry, ranging from hospitality, education and real estate. He is a leasing and property manager and very familiar with the CBD lifestyle sought by tenants. He is passionate about building lasting relationships and receptive to the needs of people from different backgrounds. His mantra is to treat people with kindness and respect. He does not hesitate to go to great lengths to assist them. During his downtime, he enjoys taking scenic photographs, going into art galleries and exploring the wilderness.


Sales & Property Consultant

Janice genuinely enjoys her profession and gets a lot of satisfaction from working with different people and properties on a daily basis. Janice is an enthusiastic property consultant who strives to build long-lasting relationships with her clients. She believes clear communication and paying meticulous attention to every detail is the key to achieving great results for her clients. With a customer service focus, she provides effective and tailored solutions to her clients. Combining her caring nature and positive attitude, Janice consistently delivers the highest level of service to clients.

Patrick Tsang

Property Manager

Patrick brings a depth of experience to his property administration and management role through his exceptional planning skills and attention to detail, acquired from his background as an analyst in the commercial and investment industry. Patrick believes integrity is the cornerstone of business and personal life. He prides himself on his personal approach and strives to deal with property management matters by providing exceptional service to clients. His investment background helps him manage clients’ properties and achieve desirable asset growth for clients. Patrick enjoys reading business reports and novels among other things. Socially he enjoys meeting up with friends, going to the movies, sports and jazz.

David Vraca

Sales & Property Consultant

David is an enthusiastic Property Consultant. He has been surrounded by real estate his entire life and is grateful for the opportunities he has taken in order to grow in the industry. He is a qualified Agent's Representative and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business. Through David's time in the property management department, he has gained extensive experience that has allowed him to develop strong working relationships allowing him to transition into a sales associate role. His youthful enthusiasm and eagerness ensure he achieves the best result for his valued clients. David looks forward to being of assistance in the near future.