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Anshul Jain

Anshul Jain

Country Head & Managing Director, India

Anshul is responsible for Cushman & Wakefield's business in India - he focuses on strategy and growth of the firm in country and much of his time is spent in Sales, building new client relationships and solidifying old both for transactional and annuity businesses. Previously, he led DTZ in India from a small start-up company in 2008 to an established national service provider at the point of merger of the two firms in India. He has had various international stints before, working in Indonesia, Singapore and London - his experience spans across leasing transactions, capital markets and GOS businesses. He has been a career real estate professional, having now spent 22 years with leading real estate service providers across the world.  

Vivek DahiyaVivek Dahiya

Managing Director, North

Vivek Dahiya is a leading authority on Indian real estate. He has advised Indian and multinational firms, institutional investors, developers, retailers and government bodies on framing their real estate strategies across India. He has almost 20 years of real estate research, consulting, valuation, and transactions experience. Vivek has both, set up and lead teams of skilled and motivated professionals who are now industry leaders. Vivek started his career with JLL as one of the earliest members of its Consulting and Valuation team in India and Singapore. Here he worked on several pioneering projects across all key cities in South Asia. He then transitioned to the tenant representation team of JLL advising his clients in acquisitions of office spaces across India. Thereafter he founded the Delhi office of DTZ in India. Here he managed the entire agency/ transactions business in West and North India. He also led the business development efforts across the country for corporate, retail, industrial, land and warehousing assignments. In both JLL and DTZ, Vivek concluded office acquisitions assignments for his clients, which then, were the largest leasing transactions of Delhi NCR. He brings the unique experience of having advised across multiple asset classes in all key markets of India. As a regular writer on real estate issues, Vivek’s opinion has been widely covered and acknowledged across news dailies and social media.  

Gautam SarafGautam Saraf

Managing Director, Mumbai

Gautam Saraf is Managing Director of Mumbai Office. Associated with Cushman & Wakefield since 2006, Gautam has over a decade of real estate experience in India and has worked across service offerings for occupiers, landlords and investors. He is one of the founding members of Project Marketing (Landlord Representation) business for Cushman & Wakefield India.  Gautam is recognized as an expert of turn-key projects (real estate) by entrepreneurs across numerous sectors of the Indian economy. He has been assisting domestic institutions and ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNIs) in securing income generating assets across the country.  

Sumeet BhatiaSumeet Bhatia

Managing Director, Pune

Sumeet Bhatia is Managing Director for Pune at Cushman & Wakefield in India and is responsible for maximizing revenue and profitability of this region for all service lines. He is responsible for ensuring the advance all services and their respective revenue streams, resulting in an overall growth of Cushman & Wakefield’s business portfolio in this region. His onus is to ensure client satisfaction by providing them with the best possible real estate solutions. 

Ramita AroraRamita Arora

Managing Director, Bangalore

Ramita Arora is Managing Director for Bengaluru office, She is responsible for developing new avenues of growth and work towards providing value driven solutions in line with strategic goals of our clients. Ramita brings rich corporate knowledge and over 13 years of transaction experience. She has driven varied leasing requirements of occupiers, with emphasis on expansion and campus strategies and has led and contributed to transactions of over 12MN sq ft. She is known for nurturing strong client relationships and has represented leading occupiers. 

Veera BabuVeera Babu

Managing Director, Hyderabad

Veera Babu is Managing Director for Hyderabad at Cushman & Wakefield in India. He is responsible for providing strategic direction for enhancing grades of productivity, service quality & timely deliveries across all verticals. Veera leads the business while identifying new growth opportunities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, additional to his contributions for Valuation, Consulting & Research teams with his actionable insights of the regional market. Furthermore, he also leads a team of professionals from Tenant Advisory Group, Land & Industrial, Retail & Project Marketing, while handling all corporate accounts in Hyderabad. With more than 15 years of experience in real estate, Veera has been instrumental in establishing Cushman & Wakefield’s operations at Hyderabad in 2005 and growing it to a team of 170+ dedicated professionals across numerous verticals. He has assisted large commercial portfolios on wide-ranging needs, including complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and consolidations over the past 10 years. 

VS SridharVS Sridhar

Managing Director, Chennai

Sridhar is a Managing Director at C&W Chennai. Sridhar’s brings with him the benefit of his rich exposure to varied aspects of business practices, investment strategies and real estate operations. Sridhar’s focus areas are building and sustaining client relationships by offering innovative and customized real estate solutions He is responsible for the growth strategy of the transaction verticals in the city and managing various function like Occupiers service, Investment Advisory, Project Management, Facility Management & Advisory Service. He is responsible for the Profit & Loss for the Office businesses for Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Sri Lanka region. He leads a strong team of 30 Managers and review their individual performances & revenues, providing direction and support to multiple business lines in winning new client accounts and migrating the existing client base to multi – service platform. Sridhar’s primary responsibility is representing the interests of clients addressing all service related issues and assisting them counter strategic and operational challenges. Sridhar has spent over 17 years’ in the real estate industry. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of professional real estate advisory business in Chennai. Adept in managing business operations with focus on top-line & bottom-line performance and expertise in determining company’s mission & strategic direction as conveyed through policies & corporate objectives. Provide strategic oversight on end to end deliveries.

Khurshed GandhiKhurshed Gandhi

Managing Director, Consulting Services

Khurshed is currently the Managing Director of Consulting Services at Cushman and Wakefield India and has over 10 years of experience in providing real estate valuation and appraisal services across the country to a wide spectrum of clients. He has also undertaken numerous real estate portfolio optimization and feasibility studies, for various developments, portfolio valuations, conceptualizations, operator searches (hospitality & education), large-scale township development strategy, hospitality related projects, integrated mixed-use developments, IT Parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), privatization mandates, etc. for various clients. 

Somy ThomasSomy Thomas

Managing Director,  Capital Market & Valuations

Somy is Managing Director, Valuations and Advisory Services at Cushman & Wakefield in India. He is responsible for ensuring an integrated service delivery to clients across India. Having experience in various sectors through his consulting background, he has been able to add value to the clients through consulting assignments. Somy was a part of the C&W consultancy team from December 2005 to February 2008 and during the period he has handled various Research and Advisory assignments. This includes property valuations, market entry & exit strategies, location analyses, corporate advisory and development feasibility studies. Somy has worked with various Private corporations & Government agencies in providing advisory solutions such as bid advisory, valuation studies, etc. Prior to C&W, Somy has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the management consulting division. Being a qualified finance professional, Somy has been able to leverage his industry knowledge, while advising real estate companies and investors.

Vijay GaneshVijay Ganesh

Managing Director, Land & Industrial

Vijay Ganesh is Managing Director of Land & Industrial in India. Vijay is responsible for the development and execution of strategies & business Solutions for Land & Industrial team across geographies in India. Vijay is also responsible for managing the service delivery and ensuring quality control of the services rendered by the Land & Industrial team in India. His objective is to ensure that the Land & Industrial team in India deliver’s best-in-suit solutions for clients' real estate needs. Vijay has serviced many domestic and multinational clients including occupiers, owners, developers and investors. His experience includes transaction assignments – land purchase for developers, Industrial firms including Warehouse & Logistics Companies, disposition of property, leasing the premises and various built to suit transactions. Furthermore, marketing of industrial park/SEZ, structuring Joint Venture/Joint Development, etc., have also been the categories of assignments that Vijay has mastered over the years.

Badal YagnikBadal Yagnik

Managing Director, Leasing

Badal would be leading the office transactions team at a pan India level. His role will focus on providing effective transaction solutions for corporate office occupiers ranging from new market entry, to expansion, consolidation and rationalization of corporate real estate. As Head of this vertical for the country he will be working across our transaction teams, to create innovative, value based solutions for our clients.  Backed by more than two decades of work experience, Badal joins Cushman & Wakefield from Jones Lang LaSalle, where he last headed the business for Delhi-NCR region, overseeing Commercial Markets, Retail, Residential and Capital Markets sides of the businesses. During his 10 year stint in the real estate, Badal has strategized end-to-end real estate solutions for key corporate occupiers and developers including advice on leasing, renegotiations, sale / purchase, sub-leasing & sale and lease-back. He has successfully transacted more than 15 Millions sqft for large campuses, corporate offices as well as adviced occupiers on their Real Estate Strategies. Badal started his career with the Indian Army in 1992, wherein he served as an officer in the Armoured Corp. for 5 years. He later went onto head the Marketing Department of J K Tyre and Industries for close to a decade.

Capt Rajesh SharmaCapt Rajesh Sharma

Managing Director, Integrated Facility Management & Asset Services

Rajesh Sharma leads the Integrated Facility Management & Asset Services teams in India. He is primarily responsible for enhancing property-level performance, allowing for capitalization on emerging market trends and improving the productivity and delivery of IFM & Asset Services at client locations. During his career span of more than 2 decades in the real estate industry, Capt. Sharma has successfully evolved impactful strategies in the areas of real estate and vendor consolidation, process automation and digitization and management of transportation. In his previous role at ReSources (Sapient), he led the office services vertical for North America, EU, APAC and MEA regions for. With his rich and extensive association with leading national and multi-national corporations, Capt. Sharma is credited for being the author of various innovations & best practices prevalent in the industry today. Given his army background, Rajesh Sharma is popularly addressed as ‘Captain in the industry. He is a regular speaker on FM forums worldwide and an active member on various NASSCOM committees and a founding member of Global Association of Corporate Services.

Sourabh ShatdalSaurabh Shatdal

Managing Director, Capital Market & Land

Based in Mumbai, Saurabh will spearhead the firm’s focus and commitment towards providing an integrated and strategic approach to asset owners that help better manage and optimize their real estate assets across the development lifecycle. With close to two decades of experience in Real Estate, Saurabh has handled diverse assignments and large teams in various leadership roles across sales, investments, leasing and Hospitality businesses.

Manish GoelManish Goel

Managing Director, Base Build services

Manish is a Real Estate professional with over 25 years’ experience in Project management, Advisory services, Institutional Investment and Planning & due diligence. Backed with his educational qualification in Civil Engineering and years of rich experience in Project Management, Manish applies a holistic approach and provides insightful and customized solutions to challenges and risks emerging in different stages of project life cycles.

Manish Goel heads Project Management business for the base build services of CWI. He has vast experience in hospitality and developer sectors in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

He has been instrumental in setting up and growing the Hospitality sector since 2008 and the developer sector since 2015. Manish has also, over this period of time, built relationships with key operators like ITC, Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, and Dan Hospitality amongst others in the Hotel Industry.

At Cushman & Wakefield, he successfully restructured and revamped the Healthcare Project Management vertical by leveraging his relationships and his aptitude and experience in the sector. This has fruitfully positioned C&W in the top for Healthcare projects, vis-à-vis its competitors.

Manish’s experience covers project management of hospitality, industrial, healthcare, retail and developer projects, providing strategic advise during initial stages, due diligence of key properties and advise to investors for potential partnerships. His experience in the Developer projects spans across Residential and Commercial buildings.

Shashi BhushanShashi Bhushan

Managing Director, Fit Outs and Design and Build Business

As the Managing Director for C&W Project Management business for Fit Outs and Design and Build business in India, Shashi is responsible for growing and managing Project Management and Design & Build Services in India. With an extensive experience of 18 years in delivering business solutions to a diverse range of clients across a wide range of sectors in Asia Pacific region, Shashi specializes in Project and Program Management and has a strong focus on Operational Management. In his previous role, Shashi has managed Project Operations in India and SE Asia for Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions and was also responsible for Quality Assurance for Project Operations across Asia Pacific. Shashi was also a part of Asia PMO in GWS with a focus on bringing consistency in project operations and also for standardization of operations in EMEA and Americas. Shashi is also experienced in setting up Design and Build Delivery models with strong focus on governance and business controls.

Shalin RainaShalin Raina

Managing Director, Residential Services

Shalin Raina is one of the most seasoned and admired leaders in the residential real estate space in India. He enjoys impeccable relationships with the developer fraternity. He has successfully run large profit centers and SBUs across various business lines. Being a start-up specialist, Shalin has played an important role in strategizing new business initiatives for business growth & market expansion for large multinationals. In a career spanning close to two decades Shalin has been a part of many success stories for topnotch companies like Standard Chartered, HSBC, Xerox, JLL & CBRE across key markets in India. Shalin was one of the inception members of “Corporate Executive Accounts” team in Standard Chartered and was instrumental is setting up a liabilities book of around INR 100 Mn from the scratch over a period of 6 years. He was awarded with the coveted “Great Manager” award by the CEO of Standard Chartered in 2005. He transitioned to HSBC from there in a Corporate Banking assignment managing key relationships with a revenue portfolio of USD 5 Mn. His passion for undertaking challenging assignments brought Shalin to JLL where he was a part of the leadership team of the residential business in Gurgaon. With an innovative thought process, Shalin set up a unique business model with tie ups with Private Banking powerhouses in India, which led to significant increase in the revenues. Thereafter Shalin set-up the residential team for CBRE for North and East India. He was credited with the turnaround of the business in the Delhi market and won the Chairman’s “Circle of Excellence” award in the very first year for his leadership. He was also at the forefront of the most marquee transaction of the residential business for CBRE which was widely covered by the media. In a short span of two and a half years in CBRE Shalin got multiple elevations within the organization.

Deepali BhardwajDeepali Bhardwaj

Head, Human Resources

Deepali heads Human Resources at Cushman & Wakefield and is responsible for managing all functions of Human Resources Department across India.  She comes with 20 years of experience across Consumer Durables, Consulting, Retail & Not for Profit sectors both across manufacturing and sales & marketing organizations. She has worked with organizations like EY, Whirlpool, W, Zara and Save the Children across numerous roles which entailed setting up organizations, integration, M&A, restructuring, building performance and capabilities. Her HR experience has been end to end across Sales HR, Talent Acqusition to Development, Performance Management, Capability Development, HR Compliance s' and Strategic HR to name a few. Deepali joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2016.

Anand GuptaAnand Gupta

CFO, India

Anand is responsible for leading and strengthening the Cushman & Wakefield finance operations in India and driving efficiencies through effective Business Performance Management. Anand has over 19 years of experience across the broad spectrum of financial practices such as leading finance operations, strategic and financial planning & analysis, leading implementation of global ERP, financial controllership and corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions. Anand is a member of the India Leadership Team that provides strategic direction to the India business.

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