Mike Holland is Chief Executive Officer of Embassy Office Parks, India’s only listed REIT. Since he joined Embassy Office Parks in 2014, Mike has led the creation of Embassy Office Parks’ Grade A international-standard commercial office portfolio, a joint venture between Embassy Group and Blackstone. The REIT IPO distribution efforts culminated in a successful listing on the Indian stock exchanges in April 2019 with a market capitalisation in excess of US$4bn as at July 2019.
Embassy Office Parks is Asia’s largest office REIT by area, comprising over 33 million square feet of business parks and city center offices across Bangalore, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. With approximately 25 million square feet of completed office space and hosting over 160 international corporate occupiers in over 75 buildings, Embassy Office Parks is home to a workforce of over 200,000 people. Tenants in the portfolio include Google, Microsoft and IBM from the technology sector (which comprises approximately half the overall portfolio), Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and SwissRe from the banking and financial services sector and Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz and VW from the aerospace and automotive sector.
Prior to joining Embassy Office Parks, Mike was the Chief Executive Officer of Assetz Property Group. He founded the JLW India/ Jones Lang LaSalle India business and served as its country manager and managing director from 1998 to 2002.
Mike has worked in Asia since 1995 and has lived in India for close to two decades. He currently resides in Bangalore. He is a member of the Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South Asia, and he is also a board member of a number of charitable organizations that focus on disability and education.