Project Delivered: Alok Industries

A milestone is a hard and fast due date that represents a major accomplishment during the course of the project that is being managed. Sometimes these milestones represent the approval of a major component in the project, like approved testing of the product for release one. Milestones represent deliverables that are significant and must be accomplished over the course of the project.

Project Details

Alok Industries is one of the largest fully integrated textile companies in the world with a dominant presence in the cotton and polyester segments. Alok’s and has the largest textile manufacturing practice in India. Their manufacturing facilities are spread across the country, focused in Gujarat and Navi Mumbai.

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CM&D SILA was hired as the Owner’s Project Representative and Construction Consultant for First International Financial Center in July, 2011 by a consortium of U.S. based investors.

Project Delivered: First International Financial Center

CM&D SILA’s relationship is exclusive to the owner as they act in the client’s best interests at all times; providing comprehensive management at every stage of a project. Whether it is in the creative stage starting with a concept, and project definition to the completion of construction and turnover of a quality project on budget and on time.

CM&D SILA was appointed by Starwood Capital Group as Owner’s Project Representative and Project Managers. The project included Schedule Management, Dispute Resolution, direct field supervision of subcontractors and developing logistics and staging plan.


The First International Financial Center (FIFC) is a fourteen-story, Class A office building located in Mumbai, India. This new development consists of a 655,672 square foot contemporary high-rise structure with ground floor retail and lobby space, thirteen floors of office space and two underground parking levels.

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Project Delivered: Pepperfry

Project Delivered: Pepperfry

CM&D SILA’s expertise is in mediating construction disputes, which expedites the schedule and minimizes delays and cost overruns – all projects in India to date have been examples of where capital market client have brought in CM&D SILA to expedite or take control of the project in order to ensure timely delivery.

CM&D SILA’s services include overall owner’s representation, strategic planning, program management, project management, construction management, project controls, technical services (such as project assessment, cost estimating, design review, and scheduling), risk management analysis, claims management and resolution, and loan monitoring.

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Project Delivered: Accor Hotels

For anyone involved in project delivery, it highlights how understanding the customer’s goals and requirements from the very start, has the power to either make or break a project. Being in the Facility and Construction management business, its highly essential for us to understand customer service in all detail. We review every aspect of a project to ensure it is being done according to our best practices.

In 2013, SILA and Construction Management & Development Inc. (CM&D), USA, formed a joint venture to provide project management services for real estate development projects in India. The company aims to provide reliable and timely project delivery for clients investing in or developing projects in India.

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SILA offers real estate services which includes facility management, project management, housekeeping and pest control.

The new breed of real estate services in India

Back when SILA started with facility management operations in April 2010, we had not expected that our culture would eat our strategy for breakfast. the fact that is has, speaks of our inclusion in the global movement that is revolutionizing work cultures. There has been a steady merger of organizational goals and people goals in companies, and this is making it easier for leaders to make decisions. The hunger in teams is evident, which can be effectively channelized for the organization’s betterment.

How SILA built a Portfolio of Real Estate Services

Over the next few years, we built a portfolio of real estate services companies. This included our core facility management business, housekeeping & soft services, project management services through CM&D SILA, pest control through Envocare and on demand home services through Mr. Homecare and Hammer and Mop. The intention has been to offer world class services to real estate properties under the same roof. Through our PMC entity we enter a project in the planning stage, take over its management just before handover and help out tiny commercial & residential properties with customized services. This allows SILA to offer end to end real estate services.

Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast at SILA

Since the founders have been bankers, the foundation has a strong base of third party perspective helping the business. As the team grew, opportunities were offered to people who showed promise of the right attitude, as opposed to limiting them purely on the basis of educational qualifications. This allowed the necessary freedom and flexibility to experiment.

All organizations need inherent trust within teams – and by having faith in individual capacity to deliver, the founders were able to lead the way to defining how SILA does business. This culture of trust transcended boundaries and was lived by the field teams on sites – thus impacting customer experience in unimaginable ways.

As we build a business for the decades to come, we lay focus on people and technology. Looking forward :)