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Rob Blain

Executive Chairman, CBRE Asia Pacific

Rob Blain

Executive Chairman, CBRE Asia Pacific
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Professional Experience

Rob Blain is Executive Chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific, with overall responsibility for CBRE’s activities across the region. He is also a member of the Global Operating Committee, which defines and drives CBRE’s global business strategy.

Based in Hong Kong, Rob is responsible for 100+ offices in 12 countries and over 17,000 employees. His primary focus is on the strategic development of the business with particular emphasis on client care, cross border activity and capital markets.

Rob previously served as CEO & Chairman of CBRE Asia Pacific.  Prior to joining CBRE, Rob was Chief Executive, New South Wales for the Colliers Jardine group.  He joined that company as Sales Director and was subsequently appointed Regional Service Director.  From 1995 to 1998, he held the position of Regional Investment Director based in Singapore, and in 1999, was appointed Australia Director.
 

Expertise

 Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce – Real Estate/Infrastructure Committee
  • Singapore – Australia Business Council (Singapore Chapter)
  • Vice President – Commercial Chapter of Real Estate Institute (1994) Property Council of Australia
  • Licensed Estate Agent in Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)


Education
  • Diploma in Land Economy - Commercial & Industrial Practice

Clients

  • ADIA
  • AMP
  • ANZ Bank
  • AXA
  • Blackstone
  • CLSA
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Colonial First State Property Group
  • Deutsche Asset Management
  • GE Real Estate
  • Hongkong Land
  • HSBC Bank
  • ING
  • Investa
  • Lend Lease
  • Macquarie Bank
  • MTR Corporation (MTRC)
  • Pramerica
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sun Hung Kai
  • Wheelock Properties

Significant Assignments


Property      
Value US$ Million   
 Darling Park No 1 & 2 (80% interest) -Sydney
   406.0

 No. 1 Martin Pllace – Office - Sydney

   250.0

 Brittania Hotel – London

   210.0

 No. 1063 King’s Road – Hong Kong

   179.5

 AXA Centre – Hong Kong 

   100.5

 Tung Ying Building – Hong Kong​

   140.0

 No. 8 Russell Street – Hong Kong

   135.0

 State Street Centre – Sydney

   47.0

 No. 1 York Street – Sydney

   44.0

 MLC – North Sydney

   38.0

 123 Epping Road, Epping

   35.0

 Forrest Chase Shopping Centre, Perth

   34.4

 77 King Street – Sydney

   23.5

 50 Pitt Street – Sydney

   22.0

 Wang Building – Belrose    17.7