Director, Valuation & Advisory Services Asia
Business & Education Background:
Govinda, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and registered valuer, is a chartered certified accountant with a postgraduate degree in economics, who began his career at Pricewaterhouse in audit and assurance. Having worked as an Operations Manager for Hilton, he was the Financial Controller at the luxury Lanesborough Hotel, at which time he worked closely with the Rosewood and Starwood hotel groups at both the local and corporate level. Govinda joined PKF in London in 2005 where he was a Managing Consultant within the Hotels and Leisure Valuation and Advisory practice. He subsequently joined BDO’s Real Estate Valuation and Advisory team in 2012, where he was a Director responsible for the EMEA, Caribbean and Asia-Pac regions. Govinda joined Cushman & Wakefield Singapore in 2015 where he was a Director within the Asia-Pac Valuation and Advisory team. He is now a Director at Colliers International advising on, and valuing investments involving specialist and alternative asset classes across Asia. He is also one of Colliers’ dedicated specialist portfolio advisors and valuers in the region, and globally.
Govinda has 17 years of experience in the hotels, gaming, tourism, and hospitality and leisure industry. Over this time he has undertaken numerous assignments including financial and commercial due diligence assignments, dispute resolution, operating company /property company structuring, financial modelling, market demand and feasibility studies, property and business valuations, strategic and internal business reviews, operator searches, asset management, tourism studies, economic impact and needs assessments.
He has also worked on projects in the entertainment, theme park, meetings, incentives, conference and events, second home and wider commercial real estate sectors across the UK, EMEA, Asia-Pac and Americas regions.
He has appeared as an expert witness, and prepared reports in relation to disputes in national courts and for international arbitrations.
He has also written a number of published articles, and is a frequent speaker and commentator at a number of hotel and gaming conferences.
His clients include operators, developers, sovereign wealth funds, private equity, REITS, banks, high net worth individuals, governments and institutional investors.