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Shaman Chellaram | Colliers | Hong Kong

Shaman Chellaram

Senior Director | Asia

Valuation & Advisory Services

License # E-268855

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Professional Summary

As Senior Director within the Valuation & Advisory Services team in Asia,  I work closely with my clients to maximize the potential of their real estate assets across the region.  With a key focus on hotels & resorts, this includes asset repositioning,  portfolio optimisation, hotel/serviced apartment operator selection, strategic market entry/expansion, feasibility studies, transaction advisory and M&A.    Having also been part of our Capital Markets & Investment Services team,  my experience lends well  to advising our clients from both an operational and investment perspective across Hong Kong and key international markets.  My clients include hotel investment groups, hotel operators, family offices, developers, PERE funds, REITs and private investment groups.  By understanding my clients' real estate needs, I am able to leverage off our Colliers global platform to provide solutions to accelerate our clients' success across the region. 


I have  17 years of diverse experience across the hotel, commercial and luxury residential real estate sectors with an emphasis on European and Asian markets.  Having been based across London, Spain and Hong Kong, my work has included hotel and investment sales, commercial and residential sales and leasing, acquisition and repositioning analysis and strategic partnership sourcing - including identifying hotel management, serviced apartment and residential branding opportunities.  Key accomplishments include:

- Acquisition of a 165,000+ sqft Grade A office buildng in London for private investors in Hong Kong 

- Divestment of a repositioned enbloc office building in London's tech hub for a Hong Kong-based owner

- Securing an 330+ key hotel in China for a luxury international hospitality group as part of a major mixed-use project

- Consulting for a major international US developer and hotel group to explore hotel and residential branding opportunities in China and SE Asia

- Investment, acquisition and repositioning analysis for hotels and office buildings in Hong Kong, London, Maldives, Madrid, Barcelona and Washington DC


Professional Certification in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management (Cornell University)

Estate Agents  (Individual) Licence - Hong Kong Estates Agents Authority (HK EAA) (2009-present)

BA Hons. in Managament Studies & Spanish (University of Nottingham (UK) & ICADE- Universidad Pontificia Comillas,(Madrid))

Eton College, UK


Memberships & Involvements

Real Estate Committee - British Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong)

China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & International Chapter (CRECCHKI) (Executive Committee Member 2016-2018)

Urban Land Institute (ULI) & contributor to the ULI Hospitality Development Council

Vice-Chairman & member of the judging panel for the China Property Awards (2014-2015)

Moderator / Panellist: MIPIM Hong Kong, Global Real Estate Investor Conference (PERE, Hong Kong),  Private Investor Family Office Conference (PERE, Zurich) & Private Equity Real Estate Family Office Conference (PERE, Hong Kong)


Service Lines

Valuation and Advisory Services

Property Type

Hotels, Office

Featured Research

May 14, 2020

Colliers Flash | Unprecedented times to explore hotel opportunities

Hong Kong’s hotel sector has experienced a challenging period in the last 12-months with the COVID-19 pandemic compounding the recent effects of social unrest. This has created market conditions that require hotel stakeholders to rethink their strategy and consider next steps, and whether to buy, sell or hold as they wait for more favorable conditions.
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Featured News

Aug 20, 2020

Collaboration is the key to success

Real estate is a traditional component of the Hong Kong landscape and economy. However, adopting a slightly unorthodox route to work at Colliers - pivoting from running his own real estate business - Shaman Chellaram, Senior Director, Capital Markets and Investment Services, reflects on his time so far at Colliers as he discusses how collaboration has helped him integrate into the business, not just in Hong Kong, but Globally.
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Aug 20, 2020

Hotel sector recovery will be U-shaped and varied across the region; Hong Kong SAR recovery to be slower due to limited domestic supply

Hong Kong, 20 August 2020 – Colliers International, a global leader in commercial real estate services, today released the Hotel Insights Q3 2020 report, a quarterly digest of key trends in the hospitality sector.
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