JLL is saying that its recent hire of Vinay Goel from Google is a “game changer” for corporate real estate.

“Vinay Goel, who held several product development and management positions during 11 years at Google, is tasked with the job of transforming the real estate industry through technology-based innovation,” according to an article in Chain Store Age.

“Vinay joining JLL is a game-changer for the corporate real estate industry,” said CEO of JLL Corporate Solutions John Forrest in the article. “Technology is creating unprecedented opportunity for organizations to unlock significant latent potential in their corporate real estate portfolio.”

The article said that the company last year formed JLL Spark, a global division dedicated to identifying and delivering new technology-driven real estate service offerings. Goel will collaborate with the Spark team, which recently announced the creation of its $100 million Global Venture Fund for investment in companies innovating in “proptech.”