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Darren Krakowiak

Managing Director, Korea

Darren Krakowiak is Managing Director and Country Representative of CBRE Korea, with oversight for the operational management, strategic direction and financial performance of all business lines in Korea.

Darren Krakowiak

Managing Director
+82 2 2170 5800

Seoul Office

21F, Standard Chartered Bank Building
47, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul, Korea 03160
+822 2170 5800
+822 2170 5899
Based in Seoul, he is responsible for building alignment between CBRE’s Korea and global platform, providing advisory solutions for domestic and multinational investor and occupier clients, and managing and developing personnel in this market.


Darren joined CBRE in November 2015. As part of his role, he has assumed a leadership position in the integration of personnel following the acquisition of the JCI Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business by CBRE Korea. For CBRE Korea’s client base, Darren brings extensive experience in the international commercial real estate space, which includes a specialization in working with tenants from the banking and finance, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. He has also conducted consultancy projects for some of world's largest real estate investors on their existing portfolio and investment opportunities covering a range of property sectors and geographies, including Australia, Indonesia and Korea.

Prior to CBRE, Darren was National Director and Head of Markets (Leasing and Tenant Representation) at JLL Korea. He has worked in a variety of management positions in Korea in the eight years prior to joining CBRE, focusing on commercial real estate clients. Darren started his career in real estate in Melbourne, Australia, in 2001.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Co-Chair, Real Estate Committee, AMCHAM Korea (American Chamber of Commerce in Korea)
  • Diploma, Property Investment and Finance, Property Council of Australia


  • Bachelor of Economics and Commerce, Monash University, Australia


Clients Represented

  • Abbott
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • AON Hewitt
  • Bacardi Korea
  • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi
  • Citrix
  • CLSA
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dow Jones
  • EUKOR Car Carriers
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Moody's
  • Nestle
  • Otis
  • Robert Walters
  • Schroders
  • Warner Bros.
  • Wilson Parking
  • Adidas
  • ANZ
  • Australian Embassy
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • BMW
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Agricole
  • DLA Piper
  • ERM
  • Fidelity
  • MasterCard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura
  • Qualcomm
  • Sanofi
  • Societe Generale
  • White & Case
  • UBS

Darren Krakowiak

Managing Director
+82 2 2170 5800