Head of Occupier Strategy | Asia
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I currently lead Colliers International’s Asia Occupier Consulting platform and Corporate Solution’s India account management hub.
I joined Colliers International India in 2008, as part of Colliers’ India ‘National Executive Team’ and was responsible for the consulting & valuation, research and business intelligence verticals. I have a multifaceted real estate experience of over 17 years that includes successfully concluding land, office and capital market transactions; hospitality operator search; undertaking consulting assignment for clients on their property decisions and authoring research papers. He has extensively worked on projects across South Asia.
Prior to joining Colliers, I led the Consultancy and Valuation service line for north India at Knight Frank between 2005-08. I was also a research assistant at the School of Urban Planning & Architecture at MIT, USA; and started my career as an architect with Christopher Charles Benninger Architects Pvt. Ltd. in Pune.
I holds dual post-graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. I am a regular guest instructor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad since 2012. I am a member of the RICS South Asia Valuation Professional Group Board, and was part of the 3-member Colliers team that drafted “Guidance Notes for Localization of the RICS Red Book. A regular speaker at media and industry events, my opinions and thought pieces are regularly featured in print and mass media publications.
I have successfully concluded industrial land, capital markets, office and hotel operator search transactions; and undertaken numerous consulting assignments.
During my tenure with Colliers International, i have worked for occupier clients such as SAP, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, 3M, Cummins, Cognizant, Nestle’, Oppo Mobile, iGATE and Adobe; investors such as Citi Bank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Apollo Global, Farifax, Morgan Stanley, Asian Development Bank and AIG; developers such as DLF, Ascendas, Dalian Wanda and GMR; and several government entities.
An avid technology buff, i have assisted Colliers set up an online commercial database platform that includes tools to assist occupier clients make prudent and auditable real estate decisions.
Master of Science in Architecture Studies (S.M.ArchS) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters in City Planning (MCP) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Memberships & Involvements
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), RICS South Asia Valuation Professional Group Board, Member of the Asian Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)
SAP, Cognizant, Nestle', British Telecom, Orange, Alpha Tiger Property Fund, Amstar LLP, Ascendas, Bangalore International Airport, Changi Airports International Private Limited, Citi Bank, Deutsche Bank, Elliott Advisors HK, GMR Group, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited, IL&FS, Ramboll, Ras al Khaimah, Standard Chartered, TVS & Sons, AIG, Dalian Wanda etc