The opportunity to recalibrate the valuations business and nurture young talent prompted me to return to Colliers.
Ajay Sharma has over 14 years experience undertaking Real Estate valuation and advisory across India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. He has been at forefront delivering accelerated growth and success for clients ranging from private equity funds to government agencies with invaluable and unique industry leading insights.
What prompted you to come back to Colliers?
Reinventing its business to be effective in changing the competitive landscape, augmenting capabilities and talent to reposition itself for stepping into the future is what excited me to get back to being a part of this exciting journey of Colliers in India.
What is the difference in the culture of Colliers now vs. what you saw back then?
Colliers in the present has a lucid vision of building a business legacy built on collaboration and client-centric strategies that will propel itself as an invaluable partner to the Client, who also is constantly evaluating and adapting to the changing business environment. While Colliers had a strong collaboration culture previously, it had gaps like client serviceability and expertise that are currently being addressed in a sure-footed manner.
You have come back as the head of Colliers’ Valuations business in India. What growth opportunities have you witnessed for yourself and your team?
At the point at which the Colliers valuation team is on the growth curve, there is a lot of room to grow and deliver in the next decade consistently. The valuations team aims to position itself as an undisputed industry thought and product thought leader whose Clients will seek to address their requirements with consistency and quality. The young team of promising leaders and exciting talent with multi-facet competencies are readying themselves to assume roles in areas where they will be the leaders and I, more a mentor. Personally, I would like to see myself grooming talent that augments the business realities at that moment and help them sync and deliver for clients with specific requirements in tandem with my peers in APAC rather than limit myself to India and South Asia.
How do you foresee Colliers’ growth in the next three years?
If Colliers continues on the current path of moulding itself into a hotbed of talent and business acumen without disrupting management philosophy and processes, Colliers will emerge stronger as one of the top three sector leaders in India.
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