JLL strengthens its Property & Asset Management and Research wings
The new appointments have been made to oversee large portfolios of long existing client relationships and building focus towards business development, client acquisition and service excellence. Both the appointments are key to advancing the already strong businesses of the country’s largest real estate consultancy and professional services, said a company statement.
JLL India today announced the appointment of Dinesh Wadehra as Managing Director, Property & Asset Management (PAM) and Dr Samantak Das as Chief Economist and Head of Research. The new appointments have been made to oversee large portfolios of long existing client relationships and building focus towards business development, client acquisition and service excellence. Both the appointments are key to advancing the already strong businesses of the country’s largest real estate consultancy and professional services, said a company statement.
Dinesh Wadehra, appointed as Managing Director, Property & Asset Management, is an industry veteran with almost 30 years of expertise in enterprise-wide operations, facilities, property & asset management, construction & program management, corporate real estate management and finance & cost management.
Dinesh will also be a part of JLL’s India Leadership Council (ILC) and will oversee a strong team of 2,440 dedicated individuals pan India. In his earlier roles, Dinesh was CEO - Support Services for Compass Group (India), MD of Operations at Cushman & Wakefield (APAC), and also had stints at Parsons Brinckerhoff (USA), Arcadis Giffels (USA), HSIIDC (India) and PGIMER (India).
Dr Samantak Das has been appointed as Chief Economist and Head of Research. He has worked with the government think tank- National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and Indian Council for Market Research (ICMR). He is also a member of the FICCI Economists Forum as well as the US-India Business Council. He has been closely associated with the Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Commerce, Department of Telecommunications, National Informatics Centre, Reserve Bank of India, World Bank, World Wide Fund – India, the European Union, US – India Business Council, various Indian state governments, industry associations and regulatory bodies.
At JLL, Dr Das will spearhead the nation-wide research teams and will open new vistas for research, inducting best practices from his areas of expertise. In his previous role, Dr Das was the Chief Economist & National Director – Research at Knight Frank, India.
Ramesh Nair, CEO and Country Head, JLL India commented, “Over the last 20 years, JLL has been supporting clients through the property life-cycle and these two business lines (read: Property & Asset Management and Research) are its two ends. While research is key to all decision making for our clients, property and asset management is the last leg in the journey of any successful project. These two strategic appointments are a step ahead towards the advancement of JLL’s dominance in these businesses.”
“On one hand JLL has been instrumental in creating insightful reports for clients due to its in-depth knowledge on the India realty market and the dynamics affecting it, while on the other, the PAM space is booming with renewed confidence from occupiers and developers alike. I am more than confident that with these two senior leaders on board, we will grow exponentially and in line with our growth plan for the respective businesses," Ramesh added.”