Meet Darren Krakowiak


Darren became a Director of JLL Australia at age 27 and the country head of CBRE Korea at age 35 - he knows first-hand what is takes to achieve success in commercial real estate.

In 2019, Darren returned home to Melbourne; he experienced the challenges of having to start all over again in our industry, and noticed the lack of resources to help people in that situation.

As he drew on his own experience to motivate himself, he realised that others needed this type of help, so in 2020 he founded CRE Success

My Story


I have always enjoyed being a leader who helps others achieve their full potential. When I returned home to Australia in 2019, I clearly saw a gap in the commercial real estate sector to be a resource to help others' professional development. 

I have the capability, experience, knowledge and passion required to serve in this role. So, I launched CRE Success in April 2020 and spent six months coaching and mentoring clients on a one-on-one basis, learning the discipline of Executive Coaching at Swinburne University, and delivering group training courses to people and companies in commercial real estate.

I now understand the market's needs even better, so I've created the CRE Success: Membership platform to pursue my mission of being a leader in the industry who supports the professional development of even more people. 

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Behind the scenes

This is Juwon and I in New York City - the place where she lived for seven years and we visited together in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

We met in Seoul in 2015 and got married in 2018. We both love to travel. This photo is from the last holiday we took together before the birth of our daughter in May 2020.

On this trip, we took the opportunity to get some 'baby bump' photos done (but you can't see the bump in this one!).


Our 5 Ps - what we stand for


We do what we do with passion.

We pursue goals with persistence.

We keep a positive attitude.

We believe in preparation

We act with professionalism.

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