Cushman & Wakefield, leading international property consultants, announced the appointed of Capt. Rajesh Sharma as the Managing Director for its Integrated Facility Management (IFM) & Asset Services. Based out of Gurgaon, Capt. Sharma will provide strategic leadership to both IFM & Asset Services teams in strengthening client relationships, enhancing property-level performance and allowing for capitalization on emerging market trends.
Anshul Jain, Managing Director, India, Cushman & Wakefield said, “Cushman & Wakefield is in an aggressive mode of growth in every service line and market. To ensure that we achieve our ambitions, we have worked upon our leadership team to create one which has the depth, knowledge and experience as well as far reaching repute within the industry. Capt. Rajesh Sharma’s addition to our strong leadership team is a strategic move to strengthen our IFM & Asset Services operation in India. Capt. Sharma brings with him years of experience in managing leading national and multinational corporations’ real estate and infrastructural requirements. With him on board, Cushman & Wakefield will be in a stronger position to help clients achieve optimum performance in their portfolios.”
Integrated Facilities management and Asset Services have been an integral part of organized real estate. However, with the recent increase in investment from corporations and investments in real estate, the importance for the services have increased manifold. With REITs in the anvil, asset services will assume greater importance in maintaining and enhancing the value of real estate for investors. The estimated size of REIT- able assets in India is pegged at USD 7.9 BN billion by 2020.
Speaking on his new role, Capt. Rajesh Sharma said, “Cushman & Wakefield has been a great ally to the industry in ensuring the enhancement of quality and value of real estate. The team is known for providing innovative solutions to produce optimal results throughout the asset lifecycle. I look forward to working with such a dynamic team and with several industry leaders who have come on board recently.”
Capt. Rajesh comes to Cushman & Wakefield with a rich background of association with leading national and multinational corporations. In his last assignment, he led the office services vertical for North America, EU, APAC and MEA regions for ReSources (Sapient).During his career span of more than 2 decades, he has successfully evolved impactful strategies in the areas of real estate consolidation, vendor consolidation, process automation and digitization and management of transportation. He has played pivotal roles in major corporations such as WNS, GENPACT, Daewoo Motors amongst others. He began his career with the Indian Army.