Tuan Haji Jaafar Ismail

Tuan Haji Jaafar Ismail
Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer, Property Manager &
Estate Agent

Director & Advisor
In the property field since 1964


  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK).
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia.
  • Registered Valuer under The Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents, Malaysia.
  • Registered Estate Agent under The Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agent, Malaysia.



Jaafar Ismail commenced his professional career in London, United Kingdom, where he joined a firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors (general practice) as an Assistant Valuer. On his return to Malaysia in 1964, he served in the Valuation and Property Services Division of the Ministry of Finance for 11 years by which time he had reached the post of Assistant Director-General of Valuation. While serving in the Ministry of Finance, he was stationed throughout Peninsular Malaysia and gained wide knowledge on property valuation for the purpose of stamp duty, estate duty, rating, compensation for land acquisition and other purposes for the Federal and State Governments.

In 1975, he joined a property development and management company as general manager and after a year he left to join MARA Institute of Technology as a Senior Lecturer and later was appointed as the Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Surveying. In 1980 he decided to leave the academic line and concentrate full time in private practice. He and Mr Jordan Lee acquired the firm known as Jurunilai Bersatu in 1977 and changed the name to M/S Jordan Lee & Jaafar. From April 1984 to March 1987, Jaafar was a member of The Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents, a body set up by an Act of Parliament to supervise and control the practices of all registered valuers, appraisers and estate agents in Malaysia. He was also the Chairman of the General Practice Section (Valuation) of the Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia for the periods 1986/87 and 1987/88 and a Council Member of the said Institution for a number of sessions. He was also the Executive Council Member of the FIABCI (Malaysian Chapter) from 1985 to 1991.