Why
Acquest

Our experienced team combine an in-depth insight of specialist property sectors and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of client care, to ensure that our clients make informed real estate decisions.

End-to-end solutions

Whether you’re an investor, homebuyer, developer, financier, landlord or tenant, we offer a range of transaction, advisory and management services that provide our clients end-to-end solutions for varying real estate requirements.

Experience

Acquest has grown over the last 12 years to offer a wide range of real estate services and are the only full service real estate company in our market. With the experience of over 1500 transactions exceeding a value of USD 225 Million, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients make the best possible real estate decisions.

15 property segments

We offer real estate services across 15 residential and commercial real estate segments. We bring a specialist understanding, focus and capability to each of these property segments. The scale and scope of our services across these property segments gives us an unparalleled understanding of the real estate landscape.

Extensive inventory

We have an extensive inventory of over 8000 property listings which enables us to give our clients unbiased real estate advise and offer the most suitable property options to match client requirements.

Unmatched market intelligence

Our in-depth understanding of the local real estate landscape is derived from the scale and scope of our operations. Our unmatched market intelligence allows us to offer unbiased advice, enabling our clients to make informed real estate decisions.

Segment specific capability and expertise

We have specialized individuals or teams capable of servicing any property specific requirements.

Values & Strategy

Our clients, our core competencies and the ability of our team to deliver those core competencies defines our brand. We approach business with discipline, consistency, professionalism and transparency. We believe in building long term working relationships with our clients and partners.

Expertise

From advising Developers on large scale development projects, to providing advise on the most feasible commercial space for your business. Whether it is advising individuals on buying or renting their first home or if you are looking for a solid investment, we can guide you to make the most informed decision across the 15 property segments we operate in.

Experience

Over the last 12 years, we have built immense credibility in the sectors we operate in the real estate industry. Our experienced team and in-depth understanding of specialist property sectors will ensure our clients make informed real estate decisions.

Passion

We are passionate about transforming the real estate industry in Sri Lanka. We approach business differently and focus on the best interests of our clients to ensure they make the correct investment choices.

Ethics and Integrity

We take pride in our principle of being ethical and transparent in an otherwise unregulated and unstructured industry.

Customer Centric

We believe in building long standing relationships with our clients and partners who have engaged us. We strive to go above and beyond to help our clients make strategic investment decisions.

Thought leader

We believe our industry expertise and knowledge puts us in the best position to share our knowledge and insight and help shape our clients’ perspective of the real estate industry.

Leadership Profiles

Chandaka de Soysa
Director / Chief Executive Officer

The visionary behind Acquest, Chandaka is driven purely by his passion for all things real estate. With over 14 years at the forefront of the real estate services industry Chandaka brings an unrivalled understanding, perspective and market insights that offer our clients a unique advantage when we help them make real estate decisions.

Chandaka has been involved in many of the major real estate developments launched post 2009 and he has handled some of the largest real estate transactions in our market.

In 2010 he was instrumental in guiding the largest foreign institutional investor, a New York based Hedge Fund when they entered our market. Over the last 11 years Acquest has represented their interests in Sri Lanka.

Chandaka feels a custodian responsibility to guide our real estate industry in a responsibility way by creating transparency and accountability to positively impact all stakeholders in our industry.

Navin Dullewe
Director / Chief Operating Officer

Navin has over 20 years of investment advisory experience. He has led the operations at Acquest since 2014 in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer. Navin heads operations and oversees high value Residential transactions and Commercial Real Estate transactions. Prior to joining Acquest Navin was involved in one of Sri Lanka’s Premier Investment Banking & Equity Houses for over 10 years.

Roshaan Hettiaratchi
Attorney-at-law

Roshaan Hettiaratchi is an Attorney-at-law by profession. Having a wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Appellate Court,  specialising in Commercial Law, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law  and various aspects of Public Law. He counts over 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology.

He serves as a retained counsel for many corporate entities in the construction and hospitality sectors. Roshaan is also a retained counsel for a global management consulting firm.

His corporate portfolio includes his role as a Managing Director of  Right Angles (Pvt) Limited Foreign Direct Investment consultancy services for overseas clients who have invested  into the Mining Industry, the Hospitality Industry in  Commercial Construction industry.   He is also an independent director of Dialog Finance PLC. While serving as a Director in several other unlisted companies.

Saminda Weerasinghe, CFA
Consultant, Advisory

Saminda brings over 17 years of experience in corporate finance, transaction advisory and private equity structuring. Saminda is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a Fellow member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). Starting his career at Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services his diversified experience ranges from Transaction Support (Financial Due Diligences – for mergers and acquisitions), Audits, Business Valuations, Financial Modeling, Corporate Planning, and Corporate Restructuring. Prior to joining Acquest Saminda was the Chief Strategy Officer at a leading investment bank and a listed investment house.

Shenaz Ifhaam
Manager

Shenaz heads Marketing, New Development Sales, Apartment Sales and Residential Rentals at Acquest. Prior to joining Acquest Shenaz was employed at a leading Blue-Chip conglomerate and has over 7 years experience in Property Development and Sustainability. Shenaz is a qualified marketer and an alumina of Monash University.

Melina de Kretser
Finance Manager

Has experience of over 8 years in Accounting and Finance-related aspects in connection with the real estate industry and has served for over 5 years at Acquest heading the Accounts and Finance division.

Client Experiences

I take great pleasure in recommending Acquest as a full service Real Estate Agency. They are easily the most professionally managed Real Estate Company in Sri Lanka, more often than not possessing the best selection of properties in the country. I am also grateful to Chandaka for the extensive amount of time he has devoted personally to analyse my investment objectives and the innovative solutions he has presented backed by vast amounts of data and market research.

I have no doubt that his passion for this business and indepth knowledge of both commercial and residential property markets in Sri Lanka will drive Acquest to even greater heights in the years to come. My very best wishes to Chandaka and the team at Acquest as they innovate and benchmark new standards and change the local Real Estate landscape in their journey to transform a very old and traditional business sector in Sri Lanka.

Romani de Silva
Deputy Chairman/Jt Managing Director of Alliance Finance Company PLC

I have dealt with the Acquest team for almost eleven years now and have had the benefit of their advice, insights and operational prowess in managing my portfolio. Acquest has approached every interaction with a view to building strategic value and a trusted adviser relationship and have gone above and beyond to ensure customer delight.

I have no hesitation in recommending Acquest and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Keith Modder
Executive VP/CEO/Managing Director, EMEA and VIRTUSA CORP.
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