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Panel Member : Charu Thapar

Charu Thapar
Managing Director – Property & Asset Management Services

Current Responsibilities
Charu Thapar, as the Managing Director – Property & Asset Management Services, is responsible for the overall property management operations across a portfolio spanning 230 million sq. ft consisting of over 290 properties managed by a team of 2300 people spread across diverse asset classes – inclusive of Commercial SEZ Complexes, Retail Malls, Residential Complexes and Stadiums across the country. In the consulting domain, Charu’s team has delivered successful assignments of Financial & Budget Modelling, CAM Benchmarking, Building Appraisals, Risk & Compliance Audits for Townships, Office and Residential complexes and the newly defined ‘Super Tall Buildings’.

In her capacity, Charu steers the business strategically and drives growth for the PAM business across the country.

Charu is a senior industry veteran with over 24 years of experience in Real Estate of which 15 years is within the field of Asset and Property Management. She is also a member of Asia Pacific Executive Leadership for PAM, Asia Pacific Premium Asset Group, Asia Pacific Premium Residential Group and the India Leadership Council. She also shepherd’s JLL India’s D&I initiatives firmwide and champions CSR for the country.

Prior to joining JLL, Charu worked with Cushman & Wakefield where she was the Managing Director – Asset Services Client Solutions, Asia Pacific with exposure to establishing, consolidating and implementing best practices in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia and India. She has expertise in Cost Management, Business Development, Client Relations, Technology and Systems as well as servicing various local and international clients. For her sterling work, Charu was awarded the “C&W Honors” the highest award within the organization.

In her past stints, Charu has also worked with Colliers Jardine and the Taj Group of Hotels.

Education and Affiliations

● IIHCM – Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition
● 2 Years General Management Training program with the Taj Group
● Board Trustee, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
● Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
● Board Member of International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Mumbai Chapter

E: Charu.thapar@ap.jll.com