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Colliers hires two senior industry leaders to strengthen India’s Project Management capability

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Two Executive Directors join Colliers in Karnataka to lead its Greenfield projects

 Bengaluru, INDIA, 17 January 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced the appointment of two Executive Directors who joined its Project Management business in Karnataka to lead Greenfield projects within the region.

Sankey Prasad, Chairman and Managing Director, Colliers India, said: “I am excited to welcome stellar industry leaders that are joining Colliers and the robust platforms that we have created in line with our Enterprise Growth strategy. These industry leaders are enterprising, passionate, and up-to-date with industry best practices and will bring a fresh perspective to accelerate the success of our clients.”

An industry expert and trusted thought leader with more than 22 years of experience, Jagadish Mahendran joins Colliers from Faithful + Gould PMC, Riyadh, as Executive Director, Project Management (Greenfield), Karnataka. Jagadish has strong technical expertise in commercial projects, mixed-use, residential, high-end fitouts, master planning, and infrastructure/public realm projects in GCC countries (UAE, KSA, Oman & Qatar) and India. With a track record of managing construction projects of USD 5 billion, Jagadish joins us from SNC Lavalin Company, Riyadh. Prior to this, he worked with some leading consulting and contract companies in India and abroad.

B Muralidharan has also been appointed as Executive Director, Project Management (Greenfield), Karnataka. With nearly two decades of experience in project management and construction, Muralidharan is a well-recognized industry leader with a track record of delivering superior results. An enterprising professional, Muralidharan is well versed in managing budgets with full P&L responsibility, negotiating high-level contracts, and building lasting relationships with vendors, clients, and partners. Muralidharan joins us from Riviera Infraprojects, where he held the designation of Chief Operating Officer. Before this, he was part of Adani Realty and Sobha Ltd., where he worked for over 16 years, growing from a Management Trainee to Assistant Vice President- Projects.


Ramesh Nair, CEO, India & Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Colliers, commented: “I am excited to welcome senior Industry experts, like Jagadish and Muralidharan, to the project management team. They will collaborate closely to drive our project management and construction business growth across the region. We look forward to using the expertise of these leaders and the potential of our technology platforms to drive exceptional results for our business.”

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Sankey Prasad

Chairman & Managing Director | India


Sankey Prasad joined Colliers India as Managing Director in September 2019 following Colliers’ acquisition of a controlling interest in Synergy, India's leading project management services company, of which Sankey was founder and Chairman. Synergy is now merged with Colliers International in India. 

He is responsible for leading the client strategy and growth for the India market. Colliers’ combined operations in India now have more than 1400 professionals operating from 16 offices, providing investment sales, lease brokerage, valuations, workplace consultancy, design services and property and project management to domestic and international investors, occupiers and developers of real estate.

With over 35 years of real estate experience, Sankey is a highly respected industry leader and has helped to create high-performing teams that delivered some of the most complex and challenging projects for investors, developers and occupiers of real estate.  

A qualified civil engineer, Sankey has won numerous accolades, both in India and internationally, for his contribution to the real estate sector, including “Most Promising Entrepreneur India 2016” by the Economic Times among others.

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Ramesh Nair

Chief Executive Officer | India

Managing Director, Market Development | Asia

Mumbai (Regional Office)

Ramesh has over 24 years of experience in consulting across top-tier International Property Consultants (IPCs). As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), India & Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Ramesh drives Colliers India’s overall direction, strategy and growth. He is responsible for developing new client relationships, ensuring consistently superior levels of service delivery, and incubating new specializations. Having worked across diverse asset classes such as office, land, warehousing, industrial, retail, residential, data centers, and hotels advising leading domestic and multinational owners, investors, and occupiers, he aligns all business lines towards the firm’s strategy internally and externally.

He develops a country-wide growth plan, manages revenues, operating expenses, and profitability to drive results, identify trends, and take corrective action. Ramesh also creates our workforce to provide innovative future solutions and help clients define and deliver successful real estate projects of the highest quality. As Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Ramesh uses his considerable industry experience to add value beyond the boundaries of India and develop services, expand client relationships, and attract other talented professionals to the company. Ramesh also serves on the Colliers Asia Executive Board.

Before joining Colliers, Ramesh served as the CEO & Country Head of JLL India, where he oversaw the work and outputs of ~12,000 professionals working across transactions, consulting, and annuity businesses. During his tenure, he successfully grew the company to record heights. Previously, Ramesh held other leadership positions at JLL, such as COO – India; MD - West India; South India Markets Head; India Head of Land; MD – Industrial; MD – Chennai; and MD – Hyderabad. Ramesh was one of the youngest International Directors and Country Heads of JLL globally. He has also been a member of the Asia Pacific Executive Board of JLL and the J8, a group of JLL’s eight most prominent countries in terms of profits and revenues globally amongst 80 countries.

Easily one of the most recognizable persons in real estate in India, Ramesh is one of the influential thought leaders in the Industry. He has written widely for prominent publications like the Times of India and Economic Times. He frequently appears on business shows across leading business channels such as CNBC.

A firm believer in the value of education, he has been a guest lecturer at prestigious institutes such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata, ISB Hyderabad, JBIMS, and SP Jain.


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