Sevills opens in Colombo
Sevills International, the world's largest and most reputable real
estate service provider has opened a sales office in Colombo (Savlanka)
proving that Sri Lankan real estate market is rapidly growing and has
Peter Petrovic with UK investor, Jayampathy Perera.
Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
Savlanka is working with Savills International towards creating the
first internationally recognised real-estate consultancy in the country.
The office acts as the first point of contact for major international
and local investors and developers. Savlanka caters for the needs of
investors, owners and occupiers by offering a full range of real estate
expertise across all property sectors including residential, hotel and
leisure, office, industrial, retail, healthcare, rural and mixed use
With Savills support, Savlanka's team is headed by two directors
permanently relocated in Colombo. Director, Savlanka, Peter Petrovic
said that Sri Lanka is a country in a post war scenario and
opportunities for business is huge. "Our company has seen similar
situations when countries broke away from the Russian Federation and
Savills' extensive knowledge, expertise and international experience
would apply to Sri Lanka as well."
The Colombo office is also keen to develop facility management and
property management services utilising Savills tested and
well-established international standards, protocols and procedures.
Savills was founded in the UK in 1855 and it was listed on the London
Stock Exchange and has an international network of 270 offices and
associates throughout Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia
Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
He said that the opening of the office in Sri Lanka would enable
investors overseas to look at business openings in Sri Lanka.
The services the company offers encompasses all phases and aspects of
the development cycle from identifying a development opportunity, site
selection, technical and financial modelling and appraisals, through
planning, project team selection, design and construction, as well as
leasing, sales and marketing.
The office focuses on marketing and sales and has access to investors
and individual buyers through Savills global network of offices and the
largest client database.
Savlanka and Savills could be contacted on email