Our executives embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers International. They are passionate, committed leaders who share a common goal: to accelerate the success of everyone associated with our company, including our clients, sales professionals, support staff, communities and business partners.
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.
Capital Markets Leadership
Piyush is responsible for developing Capital Markets Business in India.
Piyush is leading the Client acquisition, developing institutional relationships with Indian and Global Funds, Sovereign Funds, Banks, NBFCs, AIFs for Capital Markets Business
With close to 19 years of experience, Piyush is an industry veteran with proven expertise in real estate investments, asset management and exit strategy, deployment and business development. With experience of investing of US$ 2 billion, Piyush is leading Colliers’ Capital Markets business in India and strengthen the market position of the organization with a clear focus on servicing our clients across the spectrum.
My extensive experience across the Real Estate and Financial Services Industry gives me an access, earned over years of building trust and relationships, to the leadership who matter and influence decisions in the industry.
I have directly handled complex Investor exits of Investors like JP Morgan, Apollo Global and Blackstone from a Company I was associated with, which gives me the experience and insights of handling complicated and long drawn transactions involving extensive negotiations and knowledge of matters around these.
I consider myself an expert in helping Developers in Fund raising across products like Debt, Structures and Equity and in the same light share excellent relationship with Lenders and Funds, who are happy to rely on me and my team's experience in bringing in appropriate deals to them. I have an excellent track record in asset dispositions and would consider myself as one of the experts in this space cutting across Core, Brownfield and Greenfield developments. Me and my team's experience in handling land dispositions including outright sales, JV's/JDA's and DM structures is also very extensive.
My team and me bring the following to the table :
- The experience in conceiving, structuring and taking the opportunity to the target set that matters
- Access to the decision makers
- The passion to make things happen - the worst thing we can do is take an assignment and not do justice to it. It costs the client money and missed opportunities
- The experience to help in optimising negotiations and achieve the best results possible
- Transparency - we will not sell you the moon when trying to take on your business and we will keep you updated at every step
Expert in transactions, managing corporate clients, asset management, finance negotiations, etc. I have been in Real estate industry over 27 years in real estate; out of which 18 years have been focused on Capital Markets services, and been part of organisations like C&W, BNP Paribas, Equis Corporation and the likes.
Office Services Leadership
Sangram is an experienced Real Estate professional. He has 18 years of transaction management and people management experience in real estate business and has worked across diverse asset classes such as retail, office and land, advising many domestic and multinational owners, occupiers and investors in India. Throughout his career, Sangram has helped his clients define and deliver successful real estate projects of the highest quality across India and under various real estate asset class.
His approach is process driven and has an eye for detail. Has lead & transacted lease renewal, consolidation and relocation for various MNC and Indian Companies. He has also lead & transacted Rent Yielding Assets/ land disposals and forward sale of real estate assets.
Managing Director | South India
With over 16+ years’ experience, Arpit is responsible for the overall direction, strategy and growth of the firm. Arpit enjoys strong relationships with both private investors, Developers as well as local and global corporates and interacts regularly with key clients to uncover opportunities in the rapidly moving market & other cities.
His key responsibility is represents client interests by addressing all service related issues and assisting them counter strategic and operational challenges, plays a very crucial role in strategizing end-to-end real estate solutions for Key corporate occupiers and developers including advice on leasing, sale /purchase. Having in expertise in managing the lease negotiations, lease structuring & closure on their behalf.
He has expertise in planning, undertaking demand assessment studies and transactional services including marketing strategies based on technical real estate market analysis and has successfully managed leasing and sales assignments for leading corporations, including Nokia,Philips, Mitel, Mavenir Pega, Novartis, Amazon ,United Health Group, Oracle, Accenture, Cognizant Technology, HP, Tieto, Lenovo, NCR, NTT Data, Motorola, Ernst & Young to name a few.
Shaju Thomas leads the office service business in Chennai, India. His primary focus is on growing market share in the commercial and industrial brokerage business. He is a strong advocate of putting his customer first and multiple client feedback stand testimony to the same. He works with his team to acquire new businesses through proactive client engagement and superior service delivery. Being passionate about learning and sharing knowledge, running training sessions for his teams is regular on his calendar.
His core objective is to ensure his clients are enabled to make intelligent and well informed decisions pertaining to thier real estate strategies. With his varied portfolio covering facilities management, real estate marketing, leasing, acquisition & divestment, renegotiation and investment sales, he provides complete end-to-end support to his clients. Shaju has had the good fortune to work with large banking corporates, technology majors and startup firms as well.
Shaju Thomas also oversees the administration and operations of the city office.
Animesh works as the Director & Head of office services business for Colliers International in Pune. Animesh manages a 13 member team and is responsible for leading the office and industrial space business in Pune.
His current responsibilities include, providing end-to-end real estate solutions to corporate clients. His position entails assessing client’s requirements, identifying solutions, negotiating financial and lease terms and providing market Intelligence along with working in a lead role to service the real estate requirements of key clients. His role also includes participation in large business pitches including business development. He understands the international standards followed by global clients in his experience to service clients. He has also been exposed to the local market and has proved competent in winning local businesses and successfully closing local deals.
Animesh has lead and successfully transacted over 3 million sq. ft. of prime office space for corporate occupiers across various asset classes and has structured various transactions for lease acquisitions, renegotiations, asset dispositions, sub-leasing etc. Prior to joining Colliers International, Animesh has a work experience of over 10 years working with Jones Lang LaSalle, NAI Global and Vulcan Group. Animesh has diverse experience in the real estate field with key focus on commercial markets and has also been involved in industrial and investment transactions in Pune.
Project Management Leadership
Chief Operating Officer
Argenio Antao is an accomplished, passionate and highly motivated multi-disciplinary professional with over 30 years of extensive domestic and international experience, Having begun his career by taking leadership on projects and with his ability to find and implement solutions by thinking out-of-the- box, he has grown to take on greater challenges through developing innovative solutions and implementation strategies
As the Chief Operating Officer for Project Management Services, India, he has the overall responsibility for the technology, policies, systems and procedures in India. He also leads the Health and Safety as well as the Quality verticals across all projects.
His success in the workplace is a result of his strong passion and ability to lead and motivate the team to go beyond their perceived capabilities, through providing strategic vision and engaging them to always look at the bigger picture.
A seasoned Project Management professional, Indranil Basu has over 23 years of diverse real estate experience in delivering complex and acclaimed projects in India and abroad. He provides leadership and strategic guidance on various aspects of development management across all asset classes. Indranil Basu is a highly meticulous, disciplined and passionate professional with strong emphasis on developing innovative business strategies.
As the Head of Southern India Project Management and design business, Indranil Basu leads a team of competent and seasoned professionals. He has a proven delivery track record and first-hand knowledge of the entire real estate business. His expertise lies in bringing maximum value for his Clients through innovation in product positioning and technology, and integrating international standards, thereby augmenting operational efficiency and user satisfaction.
Amongst other business management skills, one of his biggest strengths has been in curating extremely large scale and high value developments, and collaborating with Clients to enhance significantly the value of their property.
Taha Ansari is a highly experienced professional with close to three decades of experience in the Real Estate industry.
Based in North India currently, he is leading and managing all aspects of the Project Management Service Line in North & East India including financial planning, profitability, client relationship and new business.
Prior to starting at Colliers, he was a shareholding Director in Synergy and delivered projects in North India, Middle East and East Africa, across diverse asset classes.
His expertise is in Project Management and he has helped clients in delivering award-winning projects. He has delivered marquee projects, such as Select Citywalk (New Delhi), Medicity Hospital (Gurugram), Medanta Awadh (Lucknow), Pullman Hotel now “Le Meridien” (Gurugram), The Verandas – a Luxury Apartment, Vision City (Kigali) with many other projects across the region.
Prior to Synergy, he had worked for TCG Developments India, where he was leading a team of Engineers, Architects & Planners to lead projects, like Manor Hotel (Delhi), First India Place (Gurugram) and also offered support in driving growth.
Prior to TCG, he has experience of 8 years in KSA with Haji Al Shammari Construction and successfully delivered Residential Projects, Bungalows, Naval Officers Quarters and Naval Base Office.
Anil Dwivedi is a highly experienced real estate professional with over 29 years of experience in India. Anil has managed complete life cycle of project management and construction management across all asset classes from start to finish. Over the three decade in real estate industry has led the team from front and delivered more than 30 million sqft in sectors such as residential, commercial/IT , hotels , institutions , retail , mix use developments , ware housing and industrial projects.
As a Director Mid- India Project Management is responsible for profitability and buisness growth in region. He is also responsible to build team and mentor to deliver the projects on agreed time and cost with maintaining proper quality and safety standards.
Arnab Ghosh is a highly experienced real estate professional with over two decade of experience in the industry. Arnab has extensive exposure in managing various aspects of project development including design, cost and construction management across various asset classes. Over the last decade he had led various teams to deliver more than 10 million sft of fitted out spaces for corporate clients across India. The delivery models for these projects vary from classical project management to design and build and even warranted maximum price models.
As National Director and with his domain expertise he will collaborate and lead teams to provide project planning, coordination and quality control throughout the project lifecycle. He and his team are committed to deliver projects as per the Client needs and expectations.
He is responsible for the financial planning and profitability of the vertical and focuses on client relationship and new business engagements.
Senior Associate Director
Bharat has been with Colliers International since Sep 2018 when he joined as the Senior Associate Director – Project Management of the India business and is responsible for managing the fit-out assignments under Occupier services. He has been responsible for successfully leading and growing PM fit out vertical of NCR. His areas of expertise include business leadership & development, design review and management, sustainability review, project planning & setting up, team development and orientation.
In his short tenure, Bharat has added new fit-out projects in NCR like Microsoft, Amazon, Marks & Spencer accounts where he is also leading the account management and client engagement as a part of Collier’s strategic goal program.
He brings focus on building further on existing relationships, growing organizational knowledge and further improving Colliers’ brand image in the Indian market.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Bharat used to work with C&W as a Regional Manager (2009-2017). Last year he has worked with Gourmet Investment Private Limited as General Manager – Design & Projects and played an instrumental role in creating inhouse Design & Projects team to deliver new pedigree F&B brands – ‘The Project Series’, ‘Typhoon Shelter’ and top 10 international brand called ‘Ministry of crabs.’ Through his career, he has built his experience through developing excellence in managing variety of scale of fit out projects across various sectors such as warehousing, Retail (Luxury, Apparel, Multiplex, Food court and F&B global brands), Automobile & Commercial Interiors. Overall Bharat is having 18+ years of experience
An architect with Masters degree in Urban Design, Jayant Vaitha has over 30 years of extesive experience in Design and Architecture of several large-scale projects in India and abroad. As an accomplished architect Jayant has contributed to design of many complex and large scale architecture and Urban Design Projects across the globe . Over last 2 decade in India Jayant and his team have been involved in leading the architectural design and masterplan of many key real estate development in all major Metros including Bangalore & Delhi .
Jayant heads the design Services vertical for Colliers and has been instrumental in spearheading the design team for large scale design assignment for Colliers in India, Middle East and Africa. Design Services vertical offers Architecture, Interior , Landscape and MEP Design as an Indepedent services to Real Estate and Corproate Clients across India and Abroad. As Director - Design Services Jayant is responsible for directing the design team, achieving the Design excellence, client servicing and adding value to real estate projects.
Over the years, Design Services team has achieved many accolades on awardwinning design and innovative concepts in development of Office Parks, Multi-Dwelling Homes, Retail, Hospitality, Large Scale Masterplanning, Sustainable Developments, Landscape Design, Interior and MEP design.
Director | Interior Design Services
Ashish is an accompalished Architect with over 16 years of experience in designing & building Workplaces, retail spaces, institutional, mixed use & hospitality projects. He has worked extensively on diverse portfolio & delivered world class spaces all across India & abroad. He has been working with key Global & Indian clients some of which include GE, Boeing, Qualcomm, Wells Fargo & Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Post his graduation in Architecture from RVCE Bangalore, he has diligently pursued innovation, planning, strategy, balance & delivery in the Design practice.
As Director of Interior Design Services, Ashish leads the Colliers India ID portfolio, working to enhance the design and delivery capabilities of the team, strengthening growth and facilitating meaningful client relationships. His collaborative approach leads not only to successful projects but also to long-standing client relationships. Prior to Colliers, Ashish was leading Interior Design portfolio for Synergy Property Development Services, Bangalore
Real Estate Management Services Leadership
Managing Director | Facilities Management - India
Having 16+ years of experience in Mall Management and Property Management Services.
Association to the service industry for the past 26 years in Sales and Operations, been associated with Facility Management Industry for over 14 years.
Sales and Operations professional who has gained a great deal of expertise across industries like Telecom, Security, Facility management & Real Estate working with organizations like Topsgrup, Property Solutions (I) Pvt Ltd (PSIPL), Kalpataru Ltd and The Wadhwa Group.
Joined Colliers team on 16th December 2019 and will be responsible for Mid India business growth and other deliveries.
Valuation and Advisory Leadership
Jatin is a seasoned real estate professional with over 18 years of experience in India. Jatin has managed entire aspect of project lifecycle development in multiple Projects executed across India and also for International project.
As National Director (MD & Chairman India Office) and with domain expertise of design, procurement cost and overall development he has collaborated and lead teams to provide value-add suggestions and inputs.
Sharing his expertise, knowledge and leadership skills across multiple Projects, Clients have benefitted through the suggestions made by Jatin on cost, time and buildability.
Jatin is also Heads the Technical Due Diligence team as vertical to to provide unbiased techno-commercial advice to investors, lenders and occupiers for them to take informed decisions
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.
He has led teams for valuation and advisory engagements pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, financial reporting, disputes and litigation including stressed assets transactions under SARFESI and IBC. He has successfully led project financing practice and closed asset transactions Pan India.
He was the team lead spearheading government and judicial agencies requirements Pan India that has involved tendering, online auctions, clearances and possession of assets.
His core strengths relate to property valuation and advisory services for both personal and real properties.. He has also undertaken infrastructure related work where he has led teams that consulted for Smart City projects, Transport Node Modernization program under Ministry of Transportation, airport landside development etc.
He is also actively involved in progressing the cause of valuation profession by being - Member of the Committee for Valuation Standards and Committee on Examination Format Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI); Invited members for Plant and Machinery, Real Estate related standards for India by IBBI and is regular speaker at institutes related to real estate valuation and advisory practices. He has been featured in several media articles sharing insights and advice related to valuations, transactions and investments. Ajay believes in accelerating the success of clients by maximizing the potential of property.
Subhankar Mitra heads Advisory business in Colliers International India. He has over 23 years of experience pertaining to Strategic Consulting, Market Research, Transaction advisory, Program Management, valuations and other Urban development related Studies.
Prior to joining Colliers. Subhankar has worked with Jones Lang LaSalle (India), WS Atkins and Partners (UAE), Shankland Cox, (UAE), Upal Ghosh Associates (India).
Industrial & Logistics Leadership
Head of Industrial and Logistics Services || India
Real Estate professional with cognizance of the local market trends in India and key markets across Asia
Senior Transaction Expert with extensive experience on Industrial & Warehousing leasing coupled with strong Advisory backgorund to help clients take informed real estate decisions. Worked on numerous leasing assignments both on Industrial and Warehousing space across diverse sectors from Electronics to Automotive. Working always with a "CLIENT FIRST" apporach Shyam and team have accelerated success of key clients across India