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Vijay Gokarn | Colliers | Sydney South

Vijay Gokarn

BEng (Hons), NABERS

Director, Technical Services | Real Estate Management

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Professional Summary

With over 20 years experience in the FM industry, Vijay has delivered major improvement and growth in the operational, risk and sustainability aspects of assets on behalf of commercial, industrial, retail and institutional clients. His experience in senior engineering roles, have helped him develop strong interpersonal and communication skills, while continuing to utilise and upskill his core technical abilities in management positions.
His career also included roles in Project Management, Sustainability, Compliance, and Risk Management roles, which have resulted in delivery of excellent Client and Facilities Management services.
Being passionate about providing environmentally sustainable solutions, he has been involved with the implementation of energy efficient initiatives for a variety of portfolios, benchmarked against schemes such as the NABERS Energy and Green Star systems, which have proven to be strong tools in the performance of his duties over the years. 
Consistent delivery of high quality services to all stakeholders, with specific emphasis on client focus, tenant liaison and customer service have been hallmarks of his career.

Key note Speaker: Was invited to be a key note speaker at a Council funded Green Capital initiative to demonstrate and show case “Lessons and tools from existing buildings leaders”
Aimed at engaging the lower performance office building sector, this project was designed to increase informed decision making and stimulate upgrades that led to improved environmental outcomes of existing buildings.


Portfolio Management: Managed multiple projects  for institutional and other clients with high success rates. Delivered budgets, profitability and overall financial management, achieved through specific measurable objectives to achieve goals. Delivered and ensured the financial profitability of portfolios without compromising service delivery, to meet and exceed contract management agreements.

Risk Management: Coordinated and developed risk management and WHS strategies for all assets in conformance with legislative regulations and acts, resulting in reduction of insurance premiums.

Sustainability: Completed several NABERS ratings as a certified accredited NABERS assessor. Obtained Green Star Professional certification. Managed NGERS, Asset Efficiency Plans, Energy Efficiency Opportunity reports, NABERS Improvement Plans. Implemented recycling and waste management procedures to maximise waste to recycling and minimum to landfill.

Asset Services Maintenance: Developed SOW's and SOP's with tender documentation to manage procurement of preventative maintenance, life safety systems and services for managed assets, achieving economies of scale and financial savings with group tender processes. 

Project Management: Successfully implemented tenders and project managed major refurbishments and capital upgrades including multiple floors fit outs & make goods, lobbies, chiller, plant / equipment and EOTF works. Based on structured consultancy audits and due diligence reports, viable and cost effective options were adopted in compliance with Australian standards, resulting in major cost savings for clients.

Teamwork: Lead a team of professionals in delivering commercially competitive, high quality technical based solutions that incorporated long-term value add services to national and other clients. This was achieved through inclusive and proactive teamwork.

Team Development: Mentored team members in areas of specific experience and expertise, i.e. Building Services, WHS, Sustainability, AFSS, Life Cycle Audits, BEEC Reports, NABERS Energy Ratings and Contractor Management.

Property Risk Assessments: Conducted site inspections, prepared Life Cycle Costing Audits, Property Inspection & WHS Reports and coordinated the preparation of Asset Registers for prestigious commercial properties in Australia and overseas.

Commissioning and Witness Testing: Coordinated with stakeholders as Senior Manager to commission and witness test the practical completion of a major Sydney property, arranged completion of defects list and documentation.

Key note Speaker: Was invited to be a key note speaker at a Council funded Green Capital initiative to demonstrate and show case “Lessons and tools from existing buildings leaders”


Degree in Marine Engineering,

First Class (Chief Engineer) Certificate in Marine Engineering,

First Class IC Engines Certificate and Refrigeration Certificate,

Risk Management Certificate,

Certified BEEC and NABERS Accredited Assessor,

Certified Green Star Accredited Professional

Memberships & Involvements




Engineering and Building Operations, Property Management

Service Lines

Real Estate Management Services

Property Type

Office, Retail

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