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Ben Duncan

Ben Duncan

President, North Asia

Ben Duncan is the President of CBRE's North Asia, responsible for 27 offices in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan, and works with our country leadership on enhancing our client offering and furthering our strategic goal of becoming a truly world class organization.

Ben Duncan

President
North Asia
+852 28201500

Hong Kong Headquarter

Suite 1204-06 (Main Reception), 3/F & 4/F
Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830

Professional Experience


As a member of the Asia/Pacific Strategic Group, Ben Duncan works with our leadership team to help shape the development and growth of CBRE’s business across the region.

Mr. Duncan has 20 years of real estate experience, 14 in Asia Pacific. He has worked in three of the world’s leading financial markets—London, Hong Kong and Tokyo—and advised clients on projects in 14 countries. His comprehensive experience covers the full spectrum of advisory services from project leasing, strategic dispositions and asset management for owners, and portfolio management, tenant representation and strategic occupancy planning for tenants.

Prior to joining CBRE, he was based in Hong Kong where he led teams responsible for the marketing of major office developments including Two International Finance Centre (2 IFC), Charter House, and Three Pacific Place. Mr. Duncan began his career with DTZ in London. In 1996, Ben transferred to the Hong Kong office, where he became Head of Commercial Leasing. He played a key role in developing Tenant Representation and CRE services, applying his wide-ranging experience to help multi-national clients implement creative strategies in competitive marketplaces. From 1999 to 2001, Ben was responsible for developing the firm’s North Asia operations, building the CRE capability in its principal offices.


Expertise


    Accreditations and affiliations
  • University of Westminster - Bsc Hons - Urban Estate Management
  • Reading University - Land Economy
  • Harrow School, Middlesex, UK

    Education
  • Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • Member, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (MHKIS)
  • CoreNet Japan Development Panel
  • 2005 Asia Circle of Excellence – Winner, Office Services
  • 2006/2007 Asia Circle of Excellence – Special Achievement Award
  • 2010 Asia Circle of Excellence – Excellence in Leadership Award


Significant Assignments


Client Assignment Area Location
Citigroup Sale & Leaseback 230,000 sq ft Tennozu, Tokyo
Wyeth Sale of R&D Centre 1,200,000 sq ft Shiki City, Saitama
IKEA Acquisition of Retail Land Parcel 280,000 sq ft Tachikawa City, Tokyo
Barclays Capital Space & Asset Swap 110,000 sq ft Roppongi, Tokyo
HP Acquisition & Build to Suit 533,000 sq ft Ojima, Tokyo


Clients


  • Alliance Capital Management AXA Insurance
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays Capital
  • Blackrock
  • Bloomberg
  • Citigroup
  • Clifford Chance Corning
  • Disney
  • Dow Jones
  • Edelman
  • Franklin
  • Fuji
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Herbert Smith
  • HP
  • HSBC
  • Ikea
  • IMS
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Legg Mason
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Lenovo
  • LVMH
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Philips Electronics
  • Reuters
  • Schroders
  • Standard Chartered
  • Star TV
  • State Street Bank
  • Symantec
  • Templeton
  • UBS
  • Universal Music Visa International Western Asset Mgt White & Case
  • Wyeth
  • Xerox




Ben Duncan

President
North Asia
+852 28201500

Hong Kong Headquarter

Suite 1204-06 (Main Reception), 3/F & 4/F
Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830