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The Man in Pink Shorts: Jo Lodder's Dual Life as a Trail Runner and Real Estate Guru

Updated: Mar 29, 2023


Jo and friends climbing Lantau Peak (934m) in Hong Kong as part of his Run for Freedom Challenge HK5Trails.


If you've ever been out on the trails in Hong Kong, you've likely seen the guy in the black top and pink shorts tearing up the terrain. That's Jo Lodder, and when he's not pounding the trails, he's busy with JNW Asia, a company that specializes in marketing luxury hospitality developments as master marketers.

With properties in places they know and love, JNW Properties offers only the most attractive locations and the finest ways to maximize their potential. Their focus is on selling properties in Niseko, Japan, with their own SnowDog Village, SnowDog Chalets, and Raku Ichi Residences. But they're not stopping there – they're expanding their portfolio to include high-end developments in Koh Samui, Thailand.

SnowDog Village ski-in apartments for sale in Niskeo with the ski slopes lit up to the left


So, whether you're an investor looking for a lifestyle property or someone who already has a property and needs help realizing their vision, JNW Asia is the team for you. With decades of experience, they can polish your asset, increase its marketability, and ultimately, raise its value and capacity to deliver returns.

A day in the life of a skier staying at SnowDog Village in Niseko


Now, let's talk about those pink shorts. Jo Lodder recently completed the Run for Freedom Charity Challenge, covering a staggering 388km with a total elevation gain of 19,500m. He became the first person to complete the five trails of Hong Kong – Tinworth, Wilson, Hong Kong, Maclehose, and Lantau – all while raising money for 1st Steps HK and Tails Lantau. Their goal? To help disabled people get wheels by repairing 15 broken electric wheelchairs and to help abandoned and abused animals find loving homes with Tails Lantau.

Jo running with John, one of the disabled people that his challenge helped to give freedom to.


So, when Jo's not wearing his pink shorts and taking on incredible challenges, he's working with JNW Asia to help investors find their dream properties in some of Asia's most desirable locations. From secluded wooded settings at SnowDog Village to the charming allure of SnowDog Chalets, JNW Properties has something for everyone. And with Raku Ichi Residences, they're celebrating the dedication and craft of soba master Tatsuru Rai with exquisite design elements that evoke the art of Hokkaido's first people, the Ainu.

Jo at a breakfast presentation to interested investors


If you're looking for a luxury property in Asia, JNW Asia is the team to trust. With their knowledge and expertise, they'll help you find the perfect property to suit your needs. And who knows, maybe one day you'll find yourself out on the trails with Jo and his trusty pink shorts.



Join our Snowdog family and own a ski-in property in Niseko starting at just 520k USD. With our company's commitment to the environment, animals, and community, you can be a part of something that not only talks about making a difference but actually takes action. Don't miss out on the last remaining apartments for sale and help us give back to the community.




Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also became the first person in history to complete the HK5Trails and in the process helped raise over 450,000 HKD for Run for Freedom charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship.


Donate to "Run for Freedom" HK5Trails


www.jolodder.com/runforfreedom




Jo's quote today

" Skiing is not just fun, it's also great for your health and happiness."


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JNW ASIA is a property marketing and sales company supporting our projects in Niseko, Japan, and Koh Samui in Thailand.


We only sell properties that are built and managed in places we know and love. That way we can offer the most beautiful locations and the best ways to make the most of them. We’ve done our job if you come to love these places as we do.


We also offer our expertise to those needing help with managing land and property of their own.



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