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Saacketh Chawla

B. Arch (Hons.)
Head of Project Management | Asia

Colliers International | Singapore
Asia Square
Tower 2, #19-02
12 Marina View
Singapore 018961

Saacketh.Chawla@colliers.com

Office: +65 6531 8599

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Saacketh has close to 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry working with Architectural and Project Management Consultancy firms with whom he has worked across markets such as London, New York, India and Asia.

An architect by training he has delivered projects on the ground for occupier and investor/developer clients across various sectors. He has performed varied roles from running projects on the ground, to heading sales/business development nationally and subsequently heading businesses nationally.

After successfully setting up and running Colliers International's project management business  from 2008 until 2014 in India,  Saacketh moved into the role of Deputy Managing Director, India focusing on increasing  the company's visibility in the market and acquiring talent at the leadership level across Tenant Rep, Capital Markets, Asset Sales and Land. At the end of 2017 he moved into a regional role as  Head of Project Management services for Asia, and in this role is based out of Singapore.

Accomplishments

Colliers International's project management business in India grew seven (7) fold from 2008 to 2014 at an average rate of more than 50% per year. The growth was not only profitable, but also substantially improved the client landscape for Colliers International in India. The Project Management division continues to be one of the top revenue contributor to the India business.

In the role of Deputy Managing Director for the India business,  working closely with Joe Verghese (India MD), Saacketh set up the HR and MARCOM platform for the country. He then focused on increasing visibility, client engagement and pitch improvement processes to improve pipelines and conversion rates. Again, working in tandem with Joe the key accomplishment over the last 18 months have been bringing in talent at the leadership level across the business, the result of which has been that India has delivered to plan year on year, and is consistently gaining market share in India.

In the first year of his role as Head of PM for Asia, he was a key member of the team that spearheaded to acquisition of SIP in China and then lead the integration focusing on  human capital. He has led the in-sourcing of PM services in countries where it was not, and installing appropriate leadership in top priority markets positioning the business to deliver.

Expertise

Project Management, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Capital Markets and Investment Sales, Occupier Services, Real Estate Management Services, Research Services, Residential Sales and Marketing, Valuation and Advisory Services, Construction Management, Sustainability Services, Cost Management, Design and Build, Disposal Advice, Green Building Advisory, Property and Facilities Management, Residential Development Sales, Residential Property Management, Development Consulting, Lease Advisory

Clients

Accenture, Allstate, Google, AT Kearney, BHP Billition, Total, Covidien, Cognizant, DLF,  Godrej Projects, Hines, K Raheja Corp (IND), Metro Cash &Carry, Prius Group, Samsung, Star TV, Synechron, Tata Projects, VMware, Yahoo, Oracle, Loreal

Education

B. Sc. in Architecture

Affiliations & Memberships

Council of Architecture, MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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