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Colliers India to Intends to Hire More than 1,000 Employees

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Colliers, a global real estate consultant has brought out an aggressive plan to develop its Indian business by hiring at least 1,000 employees by next year as well as to launch two new services in January to spread its operations,says it’s CEO Ramesh Nair. Colliers India, which is part of Canadabased Colliers, has about 3,000 employees. Colliers India new chief executive officer(CEO)Ramesh Nair outlined his vision to be among the "top three" property consultants in the country in terms of "profitability".

Ramesh, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, joined Colliers India as CEO in July this year. He is also the Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Colliers. He said, “We are going to stay focused on some of our big strengths. We are the largest project management company in the country. “We need to gain market share in transactions related to office, industrial & Warehousing, and capital market segments. We will do that by making sure we hire talent at all levels in these three departments”.

Asked about current employees'strength and hiring plans, Ramesh said,“Right now, we have approximately 3,000 people in the company. We hope to hire at least 1,000 people next year. We are aggressively hiring from the competition”.

Out of 3,000 headcount, around 1,100 people are employed in facilities management services, while the remaining is in project management and other services. The company is also exploring how it can incorporate 'liquid workforce' to strengthen its various services. He
noted that all real estate segments including housing, office and shopping malls, have shown signs of revival after the second wave of the COVID pandemic on the back of improved economic growth and progress made in the vaccination programme.

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The company plans to add two new service lines in January next year, he said but did not share further details. “We want to make sure that we remain extremely focused both on the business development side and account management side” he said. After joining Colliers India, Nair has been strengthening the team. Recently, Colliers India appointed three senior directors Vimal Nadar, Ashish Kavarana, and Neha Yadav in research, occupier consulting and office transactions, respectively.

It has brought a technology platform CoGence that enables remote site monitoring and advanced analytics for more efficient management of construction projects. Globally, Colliers, leading diversified professional services and investment Management Company, has operations in 66 countries with more than 15,000 enterprising professionals. It provides expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. Colliers has annualized revenues of $3.3 billion ($3.6 billion including affiliates) and $45 billion of assets under management.

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