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Phil Rowland

Phil Rowland

Chief Executive Officer, Global Workplace Solutions, Asia Pacific

Phil Rowland is head of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions division for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Phil Rowland

Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific
Global Workplace Solutions
+852 2820 8122
+852 2810 0830

Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter)

Suite 1204-06, Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830

Phil Rowland primary responsibility is the leadership of this corporate outsourcing business segment, which serves corporate occupiers across Asia Pacific. The business segment comprises six regional hubs and four lines of business serving clients across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Professional Experience


Prior to this position Phil’s focus was corporate real estate consultancy, internal c​hange initiatives, and client management, for Global Workplace Solutions​ in New York City. Phil has been advising US, European and Asian clients on a range of real estate issues for over fifteen years through positions held in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining CBRE, Phil was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, Real Estate Advisory Services in New York and London where he specialized in real estate strategic planning and operational performance improvement for multinational corporate clients. Phil originally hails from New Zealand where he first joined Ernst & Young (NZ) Real Estate Consulting Group. Prior to joining Ernst & Young Phil represented the New Zealand government on real estate related issues. Phil completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management) in 1992 from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

During his consultancy career Phil has focused on providing and implementing a range of strategic real estate advice to corporate occupiers, predominantly in the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Media, Entertainment and Information Services Sectors. Major assignments undertaken range from strategic planning, real estate and facilities outsourcing, development studies, corporate portfolio and location strategies and performance improvement strategies.​​​​​​

Expertise


Professional Affiliations

  • Member of PLEINZ (Property and Land Institute of Economics of New Zealand)
  • Member of CoreNet Global


Education

  • BCom VPM Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management), Lincoln University, New Zealand

Clients


  • Macquarie Group Limited
  • Hewlett Packard
  • ANZ Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Exxon Mobil
  • HSBC
  • GE
  • Barclays
  • Citibank
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • The Walt Disney Company

Phil Rowland

Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific
Global Workplace Solutions
+852 2820 8122
+852 2810 0830

Three Exchange Square Office (CBRE Hong Kong Headquarter)

Suite 1204-06, Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central
Hong Kong
+852 2820 2800
+852 2810 0830