Vivek Kaul He manages a team of over 60 professionals and works closely with the firm’s global leadership to drive the implementation of CBRE’s India retail strategy. He is based out of Gurgaon and is a single point of contact in the region for retailers, real estate developers, and investors.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Vivek brings tremendous depth of knowledge and sectoral expertise to the firm. He has played an instrumental role in augmenting CBRE’s retail business in India by creating a differentiated and customized approach for the retail practice. In his current role, he counsels new and existing brands on their India market entry and expansion plans.
Through his tenure at CBRE, Vivek has handled marquee leasing transactions across India’s prime retail real estate assets for prominent brands from various categories, including Luxury Retail, Department Stores, Fashion and Apparel, F&B, Entertainment and Multiplexes, among others. He specializes in formulating Mall Re-invention and Design Improvement strategies and undertaking Concept Ratification for upcoming malls. Vivek also actively engages with leading developers for Mall Design Reviews, Trade and Tenant Mix Planning, and overall Mall Leasing Strategy.
Prior to joining CBRE, Vivek was associated with brands like DLF for four years as the Head of Leasing for Retail developments across India, and JLL as the Leader for P&L in India for eight years.
Vivek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, from the University of Lucknow and has an advanced Diploma in Marketing and Sales from the National Institute of Sales, New Delhi. He has also pursued a course on ‘Real Estate Strategies for Growth’ from Harvard Business School, ‘Leadership Development Program’ from INSEAD, Singapore and ‘Strategic Management of Luxury Business, Managing Luxury Products and Services from Concept to Consumer’ from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.