Nikhil Uppal, Finance Expert in Washington, United States
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Nikhil Uppal

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Washington, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 3, 2022

Nikhil is a seasoned consultant, bringing ten years of experience across a number of sectors, providing strategic project management, cost optimization, real estate and financial services. He has worked at a number of large consulting firms, including EY, Deloitte and Grant Thornton. Nikhil enjoys freelancing because it allows flexibility in his schedule to help clients solve complex problems.

Career Highlights

Grant Thornton

Case Studies

Work Experience


2019 - 2022
  • Assisted numerous public and private clients in rationalizing their footprint by identifying opportunities for restructuring, reduction, expansion, and CRE governance while optimizing their portfolios.
  • Worked along numerous buy and integrate and sell and separate deals, assisting clients throughout the M&A lifecycle.
  • Managed real property portfolio optimization engagement at a large federal agency, engaging in strategic capital planning, site selection, asset, facilities management, workplace strategies.
  • Led the portfolio and asset level assessment for a large city, developing monetization, cost savings capital redeployment alternatives and strategies for the city’s underutilized real estate assets, amounting to over $100 million in proceeds.
  • Organized numerous CRE outsourcing efforts for project management services for large multinational clients.
  • Developed a portfolio-wide telehealth program for a large national health care system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Supervised a restructuring project for a multinational company, estimating the associated cost to achieve and savings from the disposition and exits from existing leases and owned properties.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Finance, Consulting, Strategy, Optimization, M&A Strategy, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Lease Administration

Senior Consultant

2016 - 2019
  • Managed the lease administration team for a large federal client, overseeing a portfolio of 800 federal leases in ICE’s system of record, TRIRIGA, accounting for nine million rentable square feet across the United States.
  • Developed a portfolio management function at the Office of Asset and Facilities Management (OAFM) at a large federal client, formulating a process for prioritizing program requirements for over 450 capital projects, amounting to $950 million.
  • Implemented flexible and advanced workplace strategies to 2 million of underutilized usable square feet for a multinational client.
Focus areas: Consulting, Strategy, Real Estate, Management Consulting, Project Management, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Lease Administration


2013 - 2016
Grant Thornton
  • Led the development of an IT software cost estimating tool for planning and development purposes, comprising of a variety of cost drivers through the systems development life cycle for a large federal agency.
  • Served as a project manager on the IT infrastructure network rollout, refreshing servers, routers, switches and other equipment across 80+ field sites for a large federal agency.
  • Managed a pipeline of $34 million and served as the internal lead for all proposals and business development activities for civilian agency clients.
Focus areas: Project Management, Consulting, IT Consulting
2015 - 2017

Master's Degree in Real Estate

Georgetown University - Washington, DC

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland


Qualified Professional in Corporate Real Estate



Cost Reduction & Optimization, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel 2010, Microsoft Excel

Industry Expertise

Real Estate

Data & Analysis Software



Finance, Property Management, Project Management, Consulting, Strategy, Management Consulting, Lease Administration, Microsoft Office, Business Relocation, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Optimization, M&A Strategy, Development, IT Consulting, Microsoft Power BI, Financial Analysis

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