Abhishek Bajpai will assume the role of Managing Director of Occupier Services for Asia, while Michael Bowens will lead a new service line as Head of Industrial for Asia.
HONG KONG, 11 JANUARY 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management firm Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced the appointments of Abhishek Bajpai as Managing Director, Occupier Services | Asia and Michael Bowens as Head of Industrial | Asia, effective immediately.
Based in Singapore and reporting into Sam Harvey-Jones, Chief Operating Officer | Asia Pacific, both Bajpai and Bowens are industry experts who have been driving exceptional results across Colliers. Both senior leaders will be leveraging their experience and the growth opportunities across the region to further develop Colliers’ business, working closely with Sam Harvey-Jones to execute the firm’s recently launched Enterprise ’25 Growth Strategy in Asia Pacific.
Bajpai will be responsible for accelerating the growth of Colliers’ Occupier Services business across Asia, in close partnership with his counterparts in Australia and New Zealand, by focusing on building scale across the region. He will also collaborate closely with Colliers’ global heads of Occupier Services to harness new client opportunities and deliver innovative services, while expanding client relationships.
Bajpai has more than 20 years of extensive commercial real estate experience, including more than 15 years at Colliers, with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results across Asia. He has most recently been driving the growth of Colliers’ Corporate Solutions business in Asia and has built an enviable portfolio of both local and global Fortune 500 clients. At the same time, he has also been attracting and developing market leaders across Asia.
John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific, commented: “Abhishek is an industry leader in Asia and has played a leading role in the growth of our Occupier Services business in the region for many years. With his enterprising spirit, strong expertise, and strategic foresight, Abhishek will continue to accelerate our success across Asia.”
To enable Colliers to further capitalise on the immense market growth potential in the supply chain & logistics as well as data centre sectors, Bowens will lead the new Industrial service line and focus on developing Colliers’ industrial strategy across Asia. He will also attract and develop industry leaders to help build the scale of the new service line and expand Colliers’ client relationships across the region.
Bowens has almost 20 years of industry experience, including more than 10 years at Colliers. He has been leading the Enterprise Market Solutions business in Asia and is an expert in providing transaction management and strategic planning services to corporate occupiers. Bowens has an extensive knowledge of Asia Pacific markets and has managed a notable portfolio of client accounts, including Fortune 500 companies in sectors such as technology, financial services, aviation, and consumer goods.
Harvey-Jones commented: “Michael is an industry veteran who has a strong ability to invest in relationships, collaborate across markets, and maximise the potential of our clients' property portfolios. He will continue to accelerate the success of our clients and our people and lead our industry into the future.”
Kenny commented: “ Abhishek and Michael are both great examples of our people accelerating their careers at Colliers.”