Chief Executive Officer
Mr Gujral, CEO for DLF Ltd talks about how Mace’s global expertise has supported the company’s growth. Having worked together since 2011 the relationship has spanned several high-profile projects and looks set to continue for many years to come.
- Tell us about DLF
DLF is one of the largest real estate companies in India. We are multifaceted, covering retail, commercial and residential space. Depending on the broad market we operate in all three verticals.
We have been around for many years and have done lots of projects, initially in and around New Delhi before moving across the whole of India.
- How did DLF come to work with Mace?
Being a large real estate company, initially we were doing all the activities in-house, including project management and construction management. As the scale of our work grew we looked to outsource these roles.
We evaluated the top companies in this field and Mace clearly stood out. The key factors in choosing Mace were its credentials, experience in project management and the quality of the services it offers.
- What is it like to work with Mace?
It’s been a new experience for us as well as for Mace. We were new to outsourcing these services and Mace had only just set up in India. There was a lot of to and fro from both sides as we started working together but we quickly built up a successful relationship.
It can be very different working in India. The market is less organised compared to the UK but Mace has been very accommodating. The team has also been very flexible in terms of their ever-changing role and in reaching the optimal point of where we are today. We’ve learnt a lot and overall have had a positive experience that we will carry on.
- What has Mace brought to the table?
Mace has been cognisant about DLF’s needs and vice versa, and we now understand the strength that Mace brings from its global network of knowledge. When we looked for international architects for some of our projects, Mace provided us with the requisite expertise. The company also brings international best practice to the table.
Mace has a great resource bank, in terms of its experienced expats and through its huge global footprint, that has proved very beneficial to us on various projects. Mace has certainly brought us into a comfortable place in running a transparent business and has been like a third party audit voice for us that keeps us alerted and grounded. The relationship is here to stay.
“Mace has been cognisant about DLF’s needs and vice versa, and we now understand the strength that Mace brings from its global network of knowledge. ”