Ashwinder Raj Singh has quit online property search venture IndiaHomes.com to join property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) India as chief executive officer (CEO) of its residential services business.
He was serving as executive vice president for sales at IndiaHomes.com.
At JLL India, Singh will take charge of residential sales and leasing business across the country and simultaneously take up a position within the firm's India leadership council.
His immediate focus area will include providing customers an open architecture platform where they can chose their homes.
Singh, who has almost two decades of experience in the real estate and financial services domain, has earlier worked with Citibank, Deutsche Bank, ICICI Bank and Fullerton Securities.
"Given his expertise within the real estate industry and particularly in the digital marketing domain, Ashwinder will play a key role in boosting our success in this business to the next level," said Anuj Puri, chairman and country head, JLL India.
Singh completed his PG diploma in business management from Fore School of Management, New Delhi and did his B Com from Panjab University.
JLL, one of the country's largest professional service firms specialising in real estate, has a footprint in 11 cities including Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore. It is part of a global property consulting network.
The online property search and broking business has become red hot with hectic activity in terms of fundraising, people movement and acquisitions over the last six-nine months.
In terms of CXO level movement, Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav has just resigned after weeks of being in the media glare over a public spat with Sequoia Capital India's Shailendra Singh; Manish Sinha, co-founder of Favista, quit to join Quikr for its new vertical focused on property classifieds QuikrHomes.
Last November News Corp invested in PropTiger, one of the new generation online property broking and listing ventures in India. New Corp acquired the parent of this new website in March.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)