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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 & pan India.

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 Project Lead, Account Management, Business Development to Heading P&L Responsibilities.

After successfully setting up running Colliers International's project management business  from 2008 until 2014,  Saacketh moved into the role of Deputy Managing Director, India focusing on increasing  the company's visibility in the market and bringing in talent at the leadership level across the transaction businesses like Tenant Rep, Capital Markets, Asset Sales and Land. He ran this role until the end of 2017 and has now taken up the role of Head of Asia for Project Management services and 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 the top revenue contributor to the India business.

Subsequently, in the role of Deputy Managing Director for the India business,  working closely with Joe Verghese (India MD), Saacketh brought in capable leaders and 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 headed towards greater market share with every passing day.

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, Apollo Global, AT Kearney, BHP Billition, Covidien, Cognizant, DLF,  Godrej Projects, Hines, K Raheja Corp (IND), Metro Cash &Carry, Prius Group, Samsung, Star TV, Synechron, Tata Projects, VMware, Yahoo

Education

B. Sc. in Architecture

Affiliations & Memberships

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

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