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
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, Kolkata
As the Managing Director Kolkata of operations, Swapan will be responsible for developing new avenues of growth in Eastern
Region and will work closely with clients to provide innovative and value driven transaction solutions that are in line
with their strategic goals. Swapan has spent over 22 years in the real estate & construction industry in India, both
with the developer and consultant sides of business. During his stint, Swapan has successfully synergized his strategic
thinking with execution abilities and highest standard of client servicing. Swapan has been associated with many remarkable
transactions in office leasing in his real estate career. He has successfully served clients on their property search
for different types of workplace requirement such as relocation planning, portfolio management, serviced office, BTS,
ware house, SEZ etc.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, India Occupier Services
Kaustuv Roy is the Managing Director New Client Acquisition in India, and is responsible for driving the firm’s
India-International Markets business focusing on assisting global companies with the formulation and execution
of their India real estate strategies. He also looks at advising Indian conglomerate in foreign markets and leads
our strategic partnership with clients across the globe. Kaustuv has held multiple leadership roles during
his 18-year tenure with Cushman & Wakefield from 1998 to 2016.Under his leadership, Cushman & Wakefield
built a successful cross-border business between the US and India, a legacy he will now build on to usher in
accelerated growth. He also served as the firm’s Country Manager for Philippines in 2016. An industry leader,
Kaustuv brings over two decades of real estate industry experience.
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.
Managing Director, Valuations and Advisory Services
Somy is Managing Director, Valuations and Advisory Services at Cushman & Wakefield in India. He is responsible
for the planning, sourcing and 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 has handled various Research and Advisory assignments including 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. With more than 8 years of experience in valuation and business advisory
services, Somy has been able to leverage his industry knowledge, while advising real estate companies and investors.
Managing Director, Capital Markets Group
Diwakar Rana is the Managing Director of Capital Markets Group in India. He drives the function providing services
across Investment advisory, asset disposition & acquisition, sale and leaseback, private placement, partner
search (joint ventures/ joint development), debt syndication, etc. Diwakar works closely with the Asia Pacific
Capital Markets Group team with an emphasis on providing integrated services to the clients.
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.
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 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.
Managing Director, Developer & Investor Services
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.
Managing Director, Real Estate Private Wealth Services
Shveta in her capacity of Managing Director – Real Estate Private Wealth Services, leads the operations for the serviceline exclusively targeted towards High Networth Individuals (HNIs) and Ultra High Networth Individual (UHNWI)’s in India. With over 18 years of experience Shveta is a well-respected professional in the Industry. She is regarded highly for her knowledge, commitment and transformational capability providing great value to our clients. She has been a key partner for many landmark deals across India that have become industry benchmarks.
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.
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.
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.
CFO, Finance Operations
Pankaj is responsible for leading and strengthening the Cushman & Wakefield finance operations in India and driving
efficiencies through effective Business Performance Management. Pankaj 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 at both country and Asia regional level. In his previous role as APAC Regional Head, Financial
Planning & Analysis, he was responsible for setting up the Financial Planning & Analysis function for
the firm in Asia.Pankaj is a member of the India Leadership Team that provides strategic direction to the India
Head, Strategic Marketing
Somil is responsible for strengthening the Cushman & Wakefield brand in India and driving demand generation in line
with the company’s global strategy by creating an interface between business partners and clients. Somil has
over a decade of diverse experience in the field of sales and marketing across operational and strategy roles with
leading organizations like Airtel and Cisco. During his career, Somil has forged successful partnerships with top
organizations like Facebook, Google etc. and also created innovative marketing strategies leading to business success.
In his previous role at Airtel, he was responsible for driving product innovations and leading the marketing strategy
and Go-to-market initiatives for the national mobile business in India. Somil was also amongst the elite group of
40 individuals selected from across Tier 1 B-Schools in India for Bharti Group's leadership program - Bharti Young