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Colliers Partners with CanCham as Supporting Ally on DE&I

Hong Kong, 29 April, 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is proud to be the Supporting Ally of the Unspeakable Series – Conversations about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. This important partnership has been developed to create awareness, encourage conversation and elevate inclusiveness around this topic to enable positive change in our communities and workplace.

The Unspeakable Series thought leadership initiative has three episodes, and our involvement reflects our commitment to DE&I as an integral part of our Elevate the Built Environment initiative.

As a Supporting Ally, Colliers was delighted to invite Shaman Chellaram, Senior Director of Valuation & Advisory Services | Asia as one of the panellists in the first episode, Communities Seen As ‘The Other’, to share his experiences from a corporate and personal perspective, and as a co-founder of the YAMA Foundation. He is joined by other representatives from 3 Hani Enterprises Limited and Hong Kong Unison.

“It was my honour to be invited as one of the panellists for the Unspeakable Series. The panel discussion was particularly insightful in bringing awareness to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the community and the workplace. I hope this will encourage continued change around us personally and as a corporate institute,” said Chellaram.

In the next episodes of the Unspeakable Series which will be held in June and September respectively, the discussion will be featured around LGBTQ & Intersectionality and Allyship, both of which draw our attention to more equitable and inclusive experiences and workplaces.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is a non-government body that provides an extensive networking platform for members with business interests in Canada, Hong Kong, mainland China, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Founded in 1977, it connects members with one another and with other members of the business network in Hong Kong in order to expand their opportunities so that their businesses and careers thrive.

If you would like to know more about our work as a Supporting Ally and Colliers’ values in DE&I, please don’t hesitate to contact our People & Performance team or Marketing & Communications team.


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Shaman Chellaram

Senior Director | Asia

Valuation & Advisory Services

Hong Kong

As Senior Director Valuation & Advisory Services Asia at Colliers, I leverage my 18-years of strategic and investment advisory experience to work closely with my clients to maximize the potential of their hotel and commercial real estate assets in Hong Kong and across key regional and international markets.  This includes acquitistion and disposal advisory,  asset repositioning,  market entry, portfolio diversification, operator selection, hotel and mixed-used development, hotel tokenisation, ESG, transaction advisory and M&A.   

Advising from both an operational and investment perspective,  my clients include hotel and resort investors, hotel operators, serviced apartment groups, co-living groups, developers, PERE funds, REITs, family offices,  private investment groups and UHNWIs. 

By understanding my clients' needs, I draw on our Colliers global platform and capaibilities to provide solutions and accelerate our clients' success, whether in Hong Kong or overseas.   

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