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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, ESG advisory, hotel tokenisation, 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 for  hotels and commercial real estate assets. My clients include hotel investment groups, hotel operators, serviced apartment groups, co-living 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, whether in Hong Kong or overseas.


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

Vice Chairman, Real Estate Committee - British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham, Hong Kong)

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

Urban Land Institute (ULI) & member of 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

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